Friday, September 23, 2011

A few days worth of pregnancy eating

This was my smoothie this morning: frozen mango, frozen organic raspberries, organic banana, organic spinach, coconut water, organic spirulina, chia seeds & RAW protein powder

Vegan Blueberry Coffee Cake

3-4 cups of fresh or frozen organic blueberries
4 cups wheat flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 Tablespoon sea salt
1 1/2 cups raw cane sugar
1/2 cup Earth Balance 
2 egg replacers (I use ground chia and water)
1 cup fresh homemade almond milk

Crumb Topping

1/2 cup raw cane sugar
1/3 cup wheat flour
1/4 cup Earth Balance

Preheat oven to 375. 
Mix flour, salt and baking soda. (Sift if you have a sifter but you don't have to.)
Separately mix Earth Balance, sugar, egg replacers and almond milk.
Slowly combine wet ingredients into dry ingredients. 
(If your mixture is still too dry slowly add a little more almond milk just until everything is incorporated and sticking together.)
Fold in blueberries. (Try not to break or mush them)
Pour mixture into a greased pan.
Mix together crumb topping and sprinkle on top of cake.
Bake for 50-60 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.

*My husband said, "This is good! You should sell it!"*
*My brother said, "This is good for being a weird vegan thing."*
So, I guess that means success?

My husband bought us a ten pound bag of organic carrots so that means looooooots of carrot juice. This is a great book by the way!

My brother took me to his favorite sushi place. I didn't really like it. I found it funny that the "Vegetarian" part of the menu said, "Vegetarian Keiki Menu." Keiki means kid in Hawaiian. So they were saying that the vegetarian menu was only something that kids would get I guess. Funny. 

I made some kale chips yesterday. These just had a little olive oil and sea salt on them. I still don't have a dehydrator so I baked these at 275 for 20 minutes. They turned out good! My brother said he'd rather have these then spinach anything. By the way, don't get your hopes up, but my brother and husband have been eating vegetarian for the last couple days! I'm trying not to get overly excited. I had them both watch Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead and also Forks Over Knives. I guess it might have had an impact! My husband is going to juice fast for a few weeks soon, so he is preparing by eating vegetarian. Keep your fingers crossed and some how, some way it might stick!

Apples & almond butter

Garbanzo Bean Burgers

Olive oil, enough to saute
1/2 cup sweet onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon parsley
sea salt, just a little
1/2 cup walnuts or almonds
1 can organic garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
3 Tbsp wheat flour
1 Tbsp arrowroot (If you don't have this just add a little more flour)
Saute the onions, garlic, cumin, celery seed, and salt over medium heat until the onions are cooked well. Food process the nuts until they are a coarse meal. Put garbanzo beans in the processor and process the same way as the nuts. Mix together all ingredients in a bowl. Form the mixture into four burgers. Fry them on a frying pan until lightly brown. Then follow my recipe below to make the burger sauce.
Tahini Dill Veganese
3-4 Tbsp Veganese
1 Tbsp tahini
1 Tbsp fresh dill, less if you're not into dill
1 clove garlic, miced
Mix all ingredients together well and serve on your garbanzo burgers.

I had a smoothie for dinner last night with organic blueberries, chocolate acai juice, mango chunks, banana, chia seeds & hemp seeds. 

Meeoooooooow, good morning! 


  1. Great news about your hubby and bro! :)

    The blueberry coffee cake does look professional and so yummy, well it all looks yummy and heathy too! I bet Nano and the rest are delighted to be home again.

  2. Wow, those documentaries seem to be having great effects on people lately! Crossing my fingers! Coffee cake always sounds so good to me, and I never make it. I'll try your recipe! Your burgers also look like they turned out well.

  3. Well, you are eating for two :-). Good stuff!

    Keep well


  4. everything looks so good! my kids love chickpeas -- i should make those burgers for them.

  5. That's great that your husband and brother are getting to be more open to being veg!

  6. So happy to hear about your hubby and brother! Hopefully, it will be long lasting. You're eating fantastically!

  7. I watched both those movies - the guys in Fat Sick and Nearly Dead made very impressive transformations! I would hope you can at least train the boys to prepare vegan food for you for when the baby comes. That would be awesome!

  8. mmm your smoothies look 1000 times better than the one I made the other day!

  9. have tons of yumminess going on here.
    Forks Over Knives had an impression on my husband...that's for sure. I haven't seen Fat Sick and Nearly Dead though. I'll have to check that one out next.

  10. Wish I'd seen your Coffee Cake Recipe earlier. As in, before today when I decided to make a Coffee Cake.

  11. Dear friends, Brahmakumaris are vegetarian... and emphasize that when cooking in a peaceful, loving frame of mind, the resulting food will nourish the emotions as well as the body. There is Brahmakumaris meditation...that relaxes the mind...nurtures a healthy balance between inner and outer worlds... recharge... rejuvenate the inner-self... From Gita


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