Recipes Of The Week #12

The rice dish last week was awesome. Also, we swapped ranch dressing in the salad and that made it really yummy. This week, here are some fun new recipes that we’ll be trying:

Braised Lentils With Spinach

Recipe: Ahu Eats

Vegan Pumpkin Pasta

Recipe: One Ingredient Chef

Creamy Broccoli And Mushroom Casserole

Recipe: The Iron You

Can’t wait to try these and share how they are with you! Do you enjoy our weekly recipes? Would love to hear in the comments below!

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Livy is 4 months!

What have been up to this past month?

We had a few visitors over a period of 3 weeks: our parents and a friend (Livy’s aunt Momo). It was quite nice to have an extra set of hands (as always), and especially nice to get a mental break from the daily hubbub of mothering/fathering. Livy has grown unbelievably in all sorts of ways. The girl is going places! In the past month, here are some things she’s learned:

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Recipes Of The Week #10

Last week’s Cucumber Millet salad was so good, it surprised me! The quesadillas were first on our list and were a great way to start the week. They were simple to make and so flavorful!

I’m one day late on the weekly recipes train. Liv is now 4 months and is awake for 3 hours at a time, which keeps mama busy! Nonetheless, here they are:

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Recipes Of The Week #9

I totally foiled two of last week’s recipes!

The quinoa patties did not come out that great and the stir fry and I had a bit of a mishap. I couldn’t find any chilis at the store so the guy who worked in produce recommended jalapenos since they are the same heat grade as chilis. Unfortunately I found out that he was wrong, the hard way. The food was WAY too spicy and we had to brainstorm on how to salvage such a large portion of food so as to not throw it away.

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Recipes Of The Week #8

The new recipes for this week are here!

I loved last week’s tahini dressing, as well as the ‘smoked yogurt’ on the sweet potatoes. Can’t wait to try this week’s recipes. Here they are:

Quinoa Protein Patties

Recipe: Dreamy Leaf

Brown Rice Stir-Fry With Vegetables

Recipe: Simply Vegan Blog

Pistachio Pesto Pasta

Recipe: Veggie Chick

Let me know what you thought of last week’s recipes in the comments below!

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Getting Through The First 3 Months

Getting Through The First 3 Months As New Parents

Since I had my baby, I could think of one phrase to best describe the process of labor and being a new parent:

The hardest and best thing you’ll ever do.

Your nest just became fuller by one (or more). This tiny bundle has been in your or your partner’s belly for 9 or more months and all you’ve had to do until now was eat, sleep, and occasionally talk to them or sing them songs. That was the extent of your responsibility. You’ve made decisions about what you are going to purchase, how you are going to parent, and how you will birth. Yet now they are here, and they are looking at you with boundless curiosity. They are completely dependent on you and your expertise as a parent. Except wait, you don’t have any.

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Daily Adventures #1

I wanted to add this section for our ‘everyday life’ updates, so here we go!

We didn’t do much for Hallow’s Eve, though we hope everyone had a great time! Livy needed her nap time and evenings aren’t her best ‘being out and about’ times, so we stayed in this year. Next year, who knows?

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Recipes Of The Week #7

Hope everyone had a great Hallow’s Eve! We celebrated by having a sleeping baby, so we pretty much stayed home this year. On to this week’s food!

The curry from last week was amazing! I still have some sitting in my freezer for another day. Best curry I’ve made to date!

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Our Best-Rated Baby Items For 0-3 Months

Liv is now 3 months old and we have found some great toys and items to help accompany her progress and growth! Here is a list of the items we purchased and loved and would recommend:

1. Boppy Nursing Pillow and Organic Cover

Though I didn’t use the boppy much to breastfeed Liv when she was a newborn, I use it all the time now for two reasons. The first one is that she always naps in my arms and recently also while latched on to my breast. Sometimes my arms get tired and other times I need to work on a blog post while she’s napping. So I have the boppy around my waist while I’m sitting and her body and head rest on it easily while she stays latched on and sleeps. Two handed typing, win-win! The second reason is that now that she’s a little older, we use it a lot to prop her up to sit, with a towel or pillow behind her neck. It’s much better than just sitting her up with no support around her midline. There are probably other nursing pillows with a similar shape that you can purchase, but we got this one along with an organic cover.

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