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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Vegan Shmeagan


Can I bitch and moan for a second? Okay, thanks.

I'm not very good at being told what NOT to do, which is funny seeing how I converted to some pretty hard core fundamentalist Christianity for a few years (what on earth convinced me to throw away all my "secular" music and books, love letters and poems that Huz had written me in high school, and any photograph of me in, God forbid, a bikini!?). So this no dairy or egg diet is killing me, especially when we have no food in the house (payday is on Tuesday and has been a long time coming this month) except for things that I can't eat. Case in point: this morning I open up the fridge and all I can see is the full carton of eggs, full tub of cream cheese and loaf of zucchini bread mocking me in their egg and dairy laden goodness. Huz is able to waltz on in and make himself a breakfast with all of these ingredients and I'm left to scape together something else and I am so hungry and cranky that I get in a fight with him over it. Sigh.

Enter Project Wean. Because things have been pointing to it lately anyway (decreased interest on Claire's part, lack of supply because of illness, stress and general busy-ness, and now this diet restriction), I've started the process of weaning. It takes time unless you do it cold turkey, which I don't want to do because it's mean to her and it'd hurt like hell for me. So all last week I dropped the daytime feedings (cut back from pumping 3 times a day to 1 at work) and am down to just feeding her first thing in morning and right before bedtime. I think I'll drop one of these feedings (not sure which yet) this weekend and hopefully have Claire fully weaned in a week or two (right around her birthday). Until then I have to be creative and, come payday, stock the fridge and pantry with things that I can actually eat (guess I'll find out how soy cheese and butter taste).

I tried a recipe for non-dairy and egg pancakes this morning, which were pretty good (Claire liked them too). I just wish I had some fried eggs and bacon to go with them.

1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 TBS sugar
1 cup soy milk
1 1/2 TSP veggie oil
1/2 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients and fry in oil.

[Wow. I came back to this post to get the pancake recipe and had no idea there was that much sugar in it until I read it again. This recipe is just as good and has only 2 TBS of sugar.]

Posted by Bird On A Line @ 10:37 AM

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