Mormon Moms for Vegetarian, Vegan and Raw Cooking!

This blog is intended to be a support for anyone who desires to make the vegetarian, vegan {and or} raw food diet change. Whether you want to drastically change to a completely raw diet or just add a few more vegetarian meals to your weekly menu, we are here for you! It doesn't matter who you are or why you want to make the change. We want to share our love, support, tips, testimonies and - recipes - to make your life easier, happier and healthier!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Have you noticed?

Have you noticed that the regular Monday, Wednesday, Friday posts....have stopped? If you've been missing the posts I'm so sorry....let me explain.

When I first started this blog I had so much to post. I was cooking and baking up a storm! I would spend a chunk of my mornings, all of nap time, and then my after bedtime hours (waiting for my filmmaker husband to get home from shooting) writing recipes and typing blog posts. I got to where I had months worth of posts pre-scheduled...every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Then the most wonderful thing happened! I GOT PREGNANT! YAY! After a year of trying we were finally blessed with this wonderful gift of a baby in my belly....which also brought, dizziness, fatigue, NAUSEA (oh the nausea), grouchiness, depression (from being so sick all the time) and an aversion to FOOD and my KITCHEN. I stopped cooking. I stopped thinking about food. I was in survival mode ladies. Big time.

I kept thinking, "Man, I'm sure glad I wrote all those blog posts before I got pregnant! Now I don't have to feel bad about neglecting the blog along with my son and husband while I lay in bed miserable all day." I had guessed by the time the nausea was suppose to go away I would have just run out of scheduled posts and be ready to start cooking was suppose to work out just perfect.

Did it work out that way? NO. Obviously not. You see, then I got food poisoning (word to the wise: DO NOT GET FOOD POISONING. Especially when you are with child). I didn't eat anything for 3 is scary after an experience like that.

Also...I am 13 weeks pregnant today and still nauseous. I'm not at my worst but I'm not 100% - that's for sure. I still don't want to go in the kitchen and the smell of pretty much all food just makes me so sick. So sorry guys...I don't know when I'll be back but hopefully it will be soon. Will you all pray that it will be soon?'re awesome.

But because I'm nice...and trying to crawl out of my whole...I will share a recipe with you.

We are going to Pittsburgh this weekend for a Pirates Baseball Vacation (YAY!) and I want to try to bring as much healthy vegetarian fare with us as possible so I started looking for recipes and found this one. I am going to make these, wrap them up tight in some plastic wrap and foil and stick them in the cooler. I hope they are as good as they sound!

Hummus and Grilled Vegetable Wraps
(click title to go to original recipe)

2 medium zuchinni, cut lengthwise into 1/4 in slices
2 tsp olive oil
salt and pepper
1 cup hummus
4 pieces whole wheat wrap bread
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
2 cups of fresh baby spinach, lightly packed
1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced into half moons
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves

1. Brush olive oil onto zucchini and lightly salt and pepper. Grill until slightly browned and tender.

2. Spread 1/4 cup of hummus onto each piece of bread. Sprinkle pine nuts of top of hummus. Then evenly distribute the rest of the wrap ingredients onto each piece of bread.

3. Roll them up tight and cut in half. ENJOY!

p.s. I actually LOVE the Sabra Hummus with Roasted Pine I'm using that instead of buying the extremely expensive little pack of pine nuts.

Have you tried it? So yummy!

1 comment:

Ronda said...

Looks like it is time for your partner, Ronda to step up to the plate. I am at my sisters house in Utah for the next two weeks trying to cook up a storm and leave her with a stocked freezer for her new baby coming in November. I should have plenty of material as I am cooking for a small army while I am here! My first post on Monday will be easy picnic and travel ideas for veggie lovers. Have a great weekend.

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