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i haven't seen a new one yet.. so come join the veggie fun!<br><br>
what have you all been cookin? i made a kick ass potato-chickpea-garlic soup today, and currently have cathe's whole wheat biscuits in the oven!
 

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We have been recovering from the tummy flu this past week. Does anyone have any good recommendations for mild foods for when you are not feeling well?
 

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i just made some bomb homemade granola/bars (which i got off the granola thread <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> ) and some really yummy brownies. today i just made my regular salad and had an easy peasy dinner, soy tacos. it's been kind of a hectic day (had some running around to do) so for times like these it's nice to have easy things to throw together fast. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Whenever I've had a cold or whatever, soup always sounds good. veggie soup, tomato, etc. Don't know if you consider that 'mild' but always made me feel good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I use (fake) yogurt for stomach stuff.<br><br>
Haven't been cooking much, but will make MIL's 60th birthday cake. I've decided on banana. But I'm not sure about frosting. The recipe is from a very cool cookbook I found at my Mom's house. It's called the Fannie Farmer's Boston Cooking School Cookbook. It was reprinted dozens of times from 1896 to about 1950, which is the edition I have. Very fun to browse. Anyway, I found a banana cake recipe which looks pretty easy and tasty, but it recommends cream cheese frosting and I don't do dairy, and that's one thing I wouldn't try to fake. What other options might be good and vegan-possible on a banana cake?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Whenever I've had a cold or whatever, soup always sounds good. veggie soup, tomato, etc. Don't know if you consider that 'mild' but always made me feel good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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Tomato soup always sounds good to me when I am recovering from some sort of stomach thing.<br><br>
shelley4-thanks for starting a new thread.<br><br>
I made splitpea soup yesterday. Made a really yummy bean enchilada casserole the other day. I dabbled in some veggie and vegan cookies this weekend for dh-peanut butter turned out the best. Tonight, I'll probably make parmesean crusted tofu. Weekends are the best for cooking in my house b/c I work during the week. I am always motivated, but sometimes the clock doesn't allow for such motivation.
 

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I made a new recipe last night--potato, broccoli, corn chowder. Very yummy.<br><br>
mother nurture--do you mind sharing the peanut butter cookie recipe? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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when we get sick, we make Garlic Soup.. it might sound very garlicky, but i promise, if you simmer it properly, it's not overwhelmingly garlicky. tastes more like "chicken" soup broth to me.<br><br>
Garlic Soup<br><br>
1 med. onion, quartered<br>
8-10 cloves of garlic, peeled and halved<br>
6 cups of water (or stock)<br>
1 bay leaf<br>
1 cup cooked small pasta or couscous or rice or barley or quinoa (optional)<br>
1-2 cups veggies ie. carrots, broccoli, etc (optional)<br><br><br>
put everything in a pot, bring to a boil, cover and simmer for about 30-4545 mins. if you don't boil long enough, this soup will be seriously garlicky. take out the bay leaf, then puree in a food processor. basically, right now you can treat it like a stock.<br><br>
but i usually add some small cooked pasta at this point, just to bulk it up a bit. you could also add a cup or so of veggies, either while it's boiling and puree it all, or after and cook until they are tender for a more chunky soup. some chopped parsley is also a nice addition.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">when we get sick, we make Garlic Soup.. it might sound very garlicky, but i promise, if you simmer it properly, it's not overwhelmingly garlicky. tastes more like "chicken" soup broth to me.</div>
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In our house nothing is too garlicky<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> Dh is going to INSIST that I make this ASAP.<br><br>
momandmore2-the pb cookie recipe is from The Farm cookbook. I lent it out to my MIL and will call her in the next day or two for the recipe. Ingredients include-flour, pb, honey, salt, baking powder and margarine (I use this alternative butter stuff from the co-op)...hmmm, I think that's it. I made it w/ my students for a center and topped them off w/ dried cranberries and sunflower seeds-Mmmmm.
 

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Hi everybody.<br><br>
Our supper tonight - fetticuine with sauted veggies (garlic, cabbage, carrots, broccoli), toasted walnuts, and lots of olive oil. Dh and dd's added parmesan cheese. Quick and yummy.<br><br>
Shelly4 - that soup sounds yummy.
 

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we have been eating alot of soups lately. i call them "garbage soup"s cause i put dang near everything in them. my fave is a 13 bean, barley and veggie soup.<br>
yummmo!!!<br>
we have also been eating lots of barley lately too. sooooooo good.
 

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subbing.<br><br>
I guess I'm vegan now, since I have to eliminate dairy and eggs due to ds's allergies/spitting up/eczema. I've been having a hard time getting enough to eat and hoping I'm not overdoing it on soy and nuts.<br><br>
I made a big batch of granola and have been munching it all throughout the day (hee hee hee, I really am a crunchy granola mama).<br><br>
Made the yellow curry recipe in Cathe's book and it was great, can't wait to have it for lunch again tomorrow.
 

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shelley-Thanks for the garlic soup recipe. This sounds right up our alley over here. Can't wait to try it.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Hello! I'd like to join in! That garlic soup sounds yummy, and easy too...<br>
I've been on a bok choy kick this week. I can't seem to get enough.<br>
I just chop and wash, then simmer a couple minutes until tender. I dress it with flax oil, Bragg's and toasted sesame seeds. It's very simple, but somehow satisfying!<br>
This month my daughter and I are recovering from some nasty illnesses, and her ped has taken her off wheat, dairy, peanuts and eggs, 'though we are already a lacto-vege family. It has been interesting... I thought we already were creative in the kitchen, now even more so.<br>
I look forward to hearing more dinner ideas here.
 

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I haven't been cooking at all, morning sickness has been kicking my butt.<br>
My favorite thing right now is big green olives, hey they are veg*n.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
Can't wait to be able to cook again. That garlic soup will sound very appealing to me in the 2nd trimester.
 

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sheacoby-I was just going to suggest these colossal green olives stuffed with blue cheese-but then I saw that you are vegan. If you ever have an urge to take a "vegan vacation" (I know, I know, but a few vegan people I know have had times throughout their lives where they've eaten cheese), they'd be a good choice.<br><br>
Yummmy! Especially while prego!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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favorite pizza toppings, anyone? i can't seem to stop making pizza dough (bread machine. woohoo!). dh says, "where's the cheese?" , but i'm determined for him not to miss it.<br>
usually we have sauteed sweet onion, mushrooms, garlic, broccoli. i like spinach too.<br><br>
offically had my last egg, at least for a long while. thought i'd try one last time [:puke & bad dreams about chickens....]
 

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My all time favorite topping is Broccoli! I also like a combo of onion & green pepper. I really like all veggies on my pizza except mushrooms. Grilled veggies are the bomb on pizza! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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mmm... favorite homemade pizza topping combo is artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, and black olives on a sauceless crust with lots of mozzarella and garlic. i made this constantly when PG with DD#1, it was sooooo good.<br><br>
i'm glad to see this thread again because i'm PG and having lots of food aversions. it's getting hard to make a dinner to feed everyone (DH is gluten-free, so dinner has to be too). i'm looking forward to hearing what other people are eating these days, as i could really use some new ideas!
 
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