Saturday, November 8, 2014

New Life, New Food, New Rules

It's been a really long time.  It may be a really long time before the next post as well, who knows?!  However, here we are at this moment.  We are blessed beyond measure, been through a lot of stuff (like a lot of stuff), brand new baby, family of 6, no beans for now, no cashews for now, probably more but no time to tell.  Ok so that catches us up enough.

We are now a family of six!  Four sweet and energetic/exhausting little ones.  Malachi Sage was born in 2012 and Rosemary Bernadette only a couple of months ago (2014).  Malachi Sage means God's gift of health/wisdom and Rosemary Bernadette is dew of the sea which symbolizes new beginnings and brave as a bear.  The elders; Genevieve Noelle (white wave of life) and Declan Darragh (man of prayer) you've met before ;-).  So today we are celebrating new beginnings and we are in a food rut which I believe must be from exhaustion because I can't think of what we ate yesterday and no way can I think of what we are going to eat in the future.  Meal planning.  Hmm.  More daunting than I feel it should be but life comes in stages and this stage presents food stress.  I don't like stress.  I don't want it.  What will make it less stressful?  Write. It. Down.  Here be's it folks:

-Quinoa Enchiladas (I use g-free tortillas or crushed chips, skip the flour in the sauce and add frozen corn and/or zucchini to the veg mix)

-Pasta (brown rice pasta, jovial is my fave and who knows what sauce at this time)

-Sweet potato, kale, sprouted wild rice and sprouted lentils (no chokes)

-Pot Roast (red onion, garlic clove, grass fed Aussie roast, sea salt.  Big pot.  Cook onion and garlic add roast, sprinkle with salt and spices, brown.  Add water to cover, simmer on very low heat for 4-6 hours, covered.  Take off lid, beef should fall apart when forked, increase heat, cook off liquid.  Perfect.  Cook desired veggies; potatoes, green beans, carrots, etc separately as desired.  Roasted or crocked are always good ideas.)

-Baked Chicken with Spinach and Artichokes.  (make dairy free if necessary, buy frozen artichokes from TJ's instead of canned)

-Lemon Garlic Brussel Sprouts, Squash Rounds, and Roasted Cauliflower

-Stir Fry (jasmine rice, shredded cabbage, shredded carrots, shallot, garlic, green beans, zucchini, red pepper, maybe broccoli.  Sauce of Bragg's aminos, ginger, pineapple.  Less than 30 minutes.)

Other stuff:
Good book:  Maker's Diet
Pinterest:  love it!
Sleep:  need it
Winter: not so much
Summer: miss it
Snuggles: always
Pictures: 'ain't nobody got time for that'

Signing off.

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