I’m not one to usually exclaim how fast time feels to be whipping by me but in the past few months, I’m left hanging on, trying to slowing down, and living more in the now. The start of April marks the final homestretch of this pregnancy (only somewhere between 4 and 8 weeks left, his guesstimate date is May 17th) and after the initial shock of pregnancy at the beginning, things have been going fairly smoothly and my taste really haven’t changed (minus the fact that all those spicy foods I love are currently on a ‘do not eat list’.)
When I lived in the Midwest, April was my favorite month. It brought warmer weather, rain, and the first sighting of fresh spring produce. On the first day that felt like spring, the windows would fly open and I would always remember to take a deep breathe and soak it all in- one of the best feelings in the world.
The produce: Strawberries, Rhubarb, Greens (spinach and chard), Carrots, Red Potatoes
The Pantry items: Lentils, Brown Rice, Millet, Chickpeas
The star of the week: Strawberries (I’m currently obsessed and hoping to head to the local organic u-pick this weekend to grab my fill.
L: (Leftovers) Chickpea Shawarma with Millet
L: (Leftovers) Curried Lentils and Rhubarb Chutney
L: (leftovers) Red Lentils and Spinach Masala
Bonus: Dessert! Rye Crepes with Ice Cream and Sorghum Strawberries