CSA Week 2

Red Bibb Lettuce

This week our CSA was a little less greens heavy and a little more veggie heavy which I am happy about.  I love my greens but due to the heat last week they didn’t last very long which meant rather than getting cooked up or put in a salad they were juiced.

This weeks share:

Red Bibb Lettuce

Dino Kale

Spinach

Kohlrabi

I haven’t experimented with kohlrabi that much but in the past we have had it raw in salads, cooked up in stir fries and in this root vegetable curry dish.

Snap Peas

Garlic Scapes

I love to make pesto with garlic scapes and I plan on making a nice big batch tomorrow.

Recipes: Zucchini Pesto Quinoa Pie | Baked Green Tomatoes with Cashew-Pea Pesto

Garlic Scape Pesto Pasta with Zucchini

Summer Squash

I am a huge fan of summer squash.  I like to keep it simple and just saute or roast with a little olive oil, salt and pepper but sometimes I like to get a little more creative and make dishes like my recipe for my Italian Almond Tart

Cucumber

Recipe: Cucumber & Tomato Salad with Balsamic Shallot Reduction

Green Garlic

Check out our goodies from previous weeks: Week 1

If you haven’t stop over to our family blog, Naturally Family, then head over now and Meet The Family.  This week we have been discussing my pregnancy ups and downs, pregnancy eats, buying for baby on a budgetattachment parenting and a so much more. Also don’t forget to enter the baby pool– will BabyRWT be a boy or a girl?

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Towering Tempeh Club

Towering Tempeh Club

As I was saying in my Garden Cocktail post yesterday Neil and I decided to recreate our amazing dinner from Friday night. The best part of our meal was the Vegan Club Burger towering with tempeh, tomato, avocado, sprouts, aioli and pistou. My version is a little different than Kismet’s but it was just as good…might I even say better?

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 8oz marinated tempeh, sliced into for squares (marinate below)
  • Tomato, thinly sliced
  • Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • Lettuce, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Avocado, thinly sliced
  • 2-3 Burger buns (enough for 3 layers), lightly toasted
  • Parsley Mayo (recipe below)

Tempeh Marinate:

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce

Whisk together and toss with the tempeh. Allow to marinate for 30 minutes to over night.

Parsley Mayo:

  • 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic olive oil (or regular)
  • 1/2 tablespoon jalapeno, minced
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of vegenaise

Use a mortar and pestle to combine the parsley, garlic, salt, pepper and nutritional yeast. Add the olive oil and work together to combine. Mix in the vegenaise. Note: if you do not have a mortar and pestle use a mini food processor.

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. Place tempeh on a parchment lined baking and drizzle any extra marinate over the tempeh. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on the pan for 5 minutes.

Spread a dollop of mayo on the bottom bun top with lettuce, tomato, tempeh, another layer of bun, spread with a dollop of mayo, lettuce, onion, tomato, tempeh, avocado and top with the bun cover that has been spread with a dollop of mayo.

Baby Pool + Giveaway

Since we have finally reached Week 37 of my pregnancy I think it’s time for a giveaway and a guessing game!

We have created a “Baby Ingalls-Fairweather Baby Pool” survey and it’s your chance to take your best guess as to when Baby Ingalls-Fairweather will be born (date and time), what the sex of the baby will be, the length, the weight and just for fun can you guess the name?

You can answer as many as you want the only required question is your name and e-mail incase you are the winner! The survey will be open until July 7th or until the baby arrives (whichever comes first).  There is only one entry allowed per person.  The possible points earned is listed under each question on the surveyThe winner will receive a $15 Amazon gift card and bragging rights of course.

Click here to take survey.

To help you answer the questions consider the following:

  • We do not know the sex of our baby and every week our prediction change
  • We are due July 12, 2012.
  • These are the names we discussed however the names we chose may or may not be on the list

Baby Lindsay Info:

  • Due date: born 7 days early
  • Weight: 8 lbs 3 oz
  • Length: 21 inches
  • Time: 8:53 am

Baby Neil Info:

  • Due date: born 11 days late
  • Weight: 9 lbs 6 oz
  • Length: 21 inches
  • Time: ~ 3 am

Click here to take survey.

I will announce the winner once s/he is born. 

Good Luck and Have Fun! 

{Pregnancy Update} 37 Weeks

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How far along are you: 37 Weeks!

How big is the baby:

Your baby is now considered “full term,” even though your due date is three weeks away. If you go into labor now, his lungs will likely be mature enough to fully adjust to life outside the womb. (Some babies need a bit more time, though. So if you’re planning to have a repeat c-section, for example, your practitioner will schedule it for no earlier than 39 weeks unless there’s a medical reason to intervene earlier.)

Your baby weighs 6 1/3 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches, head to heel (like a stalk of Swiss chard). Many babies have a full head of hair at birth, with locks from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches long. But don’t be surprised if your baby’s hair isn’t the same color as yours. Dark-haired couples are sometimes thrown for a loop when their children come out as blonds or redheads, and fair-haired couples have been surprised by Elvis look-alikes. And then, of course, some babies sport only peach fuzz. (source)

Baby’s Gender: We both are on the fence.

Baby’s Name: We have a name for a boy or a girl.  Choosing a boys name was easy for us and was decided upon months ago but the girls name has been a little more challenging but we finally decided on one.

Weight Gained: 28 lbs

Clothes: Mostly just wearing dresses as they are the most comfortable.

How are you feeling: I am feeling super pregnant. I have been having some strong Braxton Hicks contractions and lots of pelvis/groin pain.

What do you miss: I miss having more clothes to wear. I miss running.

Symptoms: (source)

Cravings: nachos. pasta salad. water. lemonade.

How are you sleeping: Sleeping is going alright this week, however I would say a big part of that is because I have been exhausted.  Monday I worked a 10 hour day and Tuesday a 9 hour day so I have been wiped out by 8pm and have been sleeping pretty well until 3am. Then at 3am I am ready to get up but instead I have been turning Netflix on my phone on and listen/watching Bones.

Workouts: This week I haven’t gotten in my workouts like I usually do because of my crazy work schedule but I did make it to prenatal yoga today.  I also walked a ton of laps around the hotel during our convention so I could get a little activity in and because sitting for too long was just painful.

Things I’m looking forward to: Finishing up work. Meeting our baby!!

For more full term photos head over to our Facebook page (there are some pretty entertaining photos).

In other news:

We launched Naturally Family a few weeks ago

If you haven’t stop over to our family blog, Naturally Family, then head over now and Meet The Family.  This week we have been discussing this my pregnancy ups and downs, creating boundaries in bed (cats in bed), our weekend in snapshots, what we learned from our natural baby care class, babywearing 101 and a so much more.

You can also check us out on  Facebook and Twitter.