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  1. Guess who went to the gym today?

    February 22, 2011 by Laura

    Woohoooo! I did it: I joined the Y. I also signed the boys up for swim lessons on Saturdays, which means I’ll have to show up there on the weekends too.

    Thanks to Donna for the moral support. I spent 20 full minutes on the elliptical; did some quad and hamstring Nautilus stuff; stretched and did something ouchy under my left scapula. It’s better now. More pats on the back, please…

    I promised a recipe so here it is. It’s a tofu-based dressing I whipped up and poured over broccoli slaw tonight:

    • 1 block soft, silken tofu
    • 2 scallions/green onions chopped
    • 1/2 roasted red pepper (I used one from a jar)
    • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
    • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
    • generous shake of spike or other salt-free seasoning
    • squirt lemon juice
    • splash rice wine vinegar
    • various & sundry dried and fresh herbs such as thyme, oregano, parsley, dill
    • 1 clove garlic chopped

    Blend it all up until smooth & creamy, taste and modify as desired. Pour over salad or use as a dip. As you can see, I’m not much for measuring, so my recipes are more like suggestions that worked out well for me. Try it and let me know how it goes.

    I’m a salad fanatic. I think it’s a California thing, although I remember inventing salad dressings when I lived in Vermont. There was this creamy buttermilk Gorgonzola with dill… I’ll have to figure out a way to do it without Gorgonzola. Sigh.

  2. Babies are gross.

    February 9, 2011 by Laura

    You were hoping for a nice food blog — PSYCH! You’ll have to get through my morning first.

    The sun was not yet round the bend when I heard the sweet yammerings of my older son, Amos, as he attempted to pacify his baby brother,”NOOOOOO Guthrie! Don’t do that! Stop that crying!”  Dale was already awake and downstairs meditating (I kid you not), so it was up to me to deal with my own children at 6:45 b.c. (before coffee).

    I gathered up my warm bundles of boys for a morning snuggle and nurse in the big bed. Ah maternal bliss… there’s nothing like having two icy feet in the small of your back while the babe at the breast is hauling on your hair like there was a tarpon on the other end. That lasted about 15 minutes at which point Amos wandered off.

    When Guthrie finished his breakfast, I stood him up on my soon-to-be-rock-hard abs and he burped. Out of his mouth and all over me spewed a fountain of barely digested breast milk. Gross, but all in day’s work, right moms? So I get up, clean up, and start to change his diaper. Oops, all the clean dipes are downstairs. I put the cute, naked Guthrie on the floor while I run downstairs to grab a diaper. In the 1 minute I’ve left him, he has taken a huge dump on the carpet. Not sweet baby poop either, but guess-who-ate-half-an-avocado-yesterday poop. All this before 7:30 and coffee. Shoot me now.

    Back to breakfast. Breakfast in Nutritaria goes something like this: Fruit smoothie or oatmeal with stuff in it. I’ll gladly eat either and choose a smoothie this morning. Here is the recipe for a smoothie with a high ANDI score (use organic as much as possible):

    Serves 2 or 3

    Into a blender put:

    1 banana

    1 handful of spinach or kale leaves

    1 cup frozen blueberries

    frozen mango chunks

    1 tablespoon or so of ground flax seeds

    pomegranate juice and/or soy milk until the consistency is where you want it.

    Blend & drink.

    Yummy, right?