Friday, July 06, 2007

past week.

A lot has been going on in the past week.

*Last Thursday was my last day of work. YEAH!!!! Although I do miss it terribly. It just wasn't possible for me to work anymore because of the baby in my belly.
*Last Saturday was my baby shower which was a surprise up until I drove past the restaurant and saw my friend Cheryl's bright orange car with the autism sticker on it. Our apartment is now overflowing with baby stuff.
*I've was terribly sick in the beginning of the week due to the baby. Sleeping all the time, dizzy and blah.
*The 4th of July was a bore which was fine with me.
*Now that i'm feeling better and ready to cook again i'm going to my parents for the weekend..So hopefully next week i'll have a bunch of new stuff to show you all.

Because of the baby shower I made the above dish. It was a take on something served at the shower. Orecchiette w. Broccoli Rabe and Cannelini Beans. The original dish used spinach and had broth in it. I used Broccoli Rabe instead and left out the broth for more of an oil based pasta dish although I did add some of the pasta cooking water to the dish. This was better then the original at the shower. While I was making it Peter was turning up his nose at the idea of beans being in it. In the end he loved it though and thought everything was perfect about it. It's even better cold the next day. I ate it for breakfast.

Today was a hot day. (for me at least) So for lunch I made us a nice COLD and CRUNCHY salad. Raw beets, Jicama, Cucumber and Avocado over baby greens lightly dressed with lemon, olive oil, salt + pepper.


LizNoVeggieGirl said...

that pasta dish looks terrific!! I haven't been successful at finding orecchiette pasta in stores yet, but I find that shell pasta is a good substitute. great-looking meals as always, on your blog

urban vegan said...

Wow! You're pretty active for a lady who is about to be a momma. Food looks so nurtuting and colorful.

jenny said...

That salad looks soooo goood!!

bazu said...

Love the pasta dish, and OF COURSE beans would be good in it! Could you ever get better than good ol' beans & greens? And yes, I'm with you on the eating it for breakfast with. And that salad... mmmm. Perfect. Sometimes you gotta have the cool crunch. Often. Ok, all the time.

Have a great weekend!

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

I just hopped over from somewhere and am delighted with your blog! Your individual crisps look so great with all that fresh fruit - yummy! Congratulations! I think there is nothing better than motherhood! :)

vko said...

How exciting! Sounds like you had a fun shower- that orecchiette looks delicious, especially with the beans.

Looks like you are staying cool in this heat with that great cooling salad.

Glad you are feeling better.

n/a said...

I'm liking how that pasta dish looks! Yum.

n/a said...

I'm liking how that pasta dish looks! Yum.

aTxVegn said...

Oh, boy, it's almost baby time! Pasta and crunchy salad - very yum.

Michelle said...

Hi, I just found your blog... I'm pregnant too, due in nov. That pasta looks amazing... Could you post the recipe (if you have time and if baby isn't here yet?)

Wishing you a joyful labour and a healthy, beautiful baby!

Anonymous said...

That looks very, very good !

And you are very lucky ! I have three kids and never had a baby shower LOL

I hope you won't miss work too much :)

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