Later, a lunch inspired by Caitlin over at Healthy Tipping Point: just cook some veggies, find a protein (sprouted beans) and find a grain (buckwheat) - no recipe needed! I chopped some bell pepper and green cabbage roughly into bits, sauteed them bad boys in coconut oil and sprinkled with Italian seasoning. For the beans, I cooked them water with curry powder, paprika, garlic powder, pepper and salt - they soak up most, if not all, the water and are instantly seasoned to perfection! The cauliflower "bread/crust" was made yesterday. What I do is soak buckwheat over night, rinse it off, drain, and let it sit in a jar that lies sideways with a cheese cloth over the opening. They sprout within a few hours, or days (just rinse and drain daily) and are loaded with more nutrients than their non-sprouted friends. Then I throw an entire head of cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until made into a "rice" texture. That goes into a bowl with the sprouted buckwheat and I season it with (more) Italian seasonign, salt, pepper, nutritional yeast and garlic powder. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until it's brown and crispy on the edges, on a temp of 350* F - either made into a pizza pie circle on a foil-lined pizza pan, or on a baking sheet, also should be lined with foil and lathered in coconut oil to prevent sticking mania. Delicious meal, surprisingly filling, and well-rounded if you ask me (but don't, 'cause we all know I'm no nutritionist, yo!)
Then we had fun fun time with papa during his lunch hour, and danced around the house like looney-tunes with Pandora's "toddler" station. Oh my goodness, hearing Disney music made my heart glad inside. It's a shame all of those movies aren't really that great for kids (lots of negativity, up in those films, for real!) otherwise I'd be watching them daily, giving Santiago no choice but to watch them with me, and fill his brain with nothingness. My oh my, the soundtracks are a load of fun, though! Santiago was actually pretty needy-boy today, and decided that I wasn't allowed to work from home, or cook much, or exercise, or doprettymuchanything - so I succomed to much dancing, moving, play time and kisses-all-over-babies-face-for-his-pure-entertainment most of the day. Naps were something like: 20 minutes, 15 minutes, 5 minutes, 30 minutes, 10 minutes...etc. We're learning!
Thank you, Pandora. For reminding me of my childhood. And those random phases in high school when knowing all the words to every Disney movie song ever invented was "cool"! bahah.
Okay. For reals, friends. I am brain-storming some seriously informative posts in the near future! I hope to have a little time (or, make a little time) to type them up.
Here's what is on my mind:
- BUM Genius Cloth Diaper Review we've been using them since he turned 8 days old.
- Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy why I need it and what I have learned so far (2 weeks in!)
- 2 months old all we have learned as parents thus far, how Santiago is growing and growing and grooowwwinng and learning, and how my post-partum body and mind is doing.
Be still. Pray. Sleep.