Hey guys. A few changes are coming to this blog, but let me first explain why, and let’s talk about how later. When I was still pregnant, I was sure, I will come back to blogging as soon as possible, in my mind that meant after 2-3 months. It’s been almost 9 months already and I’m just not ready to leave him in care and go work. Sure I have alone time, both grandmas are extremely helpful, but in that time I take care of cleaning and small tasks, so I can later give my complete attention to David. Here in Europe (where I am at the moment) we are lucky to have long maternity leaves and I don’t understand how new moms don’t take advantage of it. I see so many women going back to work before they should, just to keep their costumers. But I can’t do that. This is a one in a lifetime thing, and I don’t want to miss it! The first year in a baby’s life is just too important (at least to me).
So I decided to start documenting our life outside our kitchen. There is just not enough cooking going on, to be able to create new recipes. I will still be posting them tho, but also posts like this one – what we do and eat in a day, and more. We will be also packing our bags and moving again soon, and in the meanwhile we want to travel more and explore Dubai while we can. So you can expect a few posts about that as well. I hope you will continue coming back! Now, I want to invite you to follow me on Youtube as well, since there will be more and more videos up now. Any feedback, share and thumbs up is deeply appreciated! Enjoy the video and scroll down for a recipe.
As soon as we wake up (around 7am)David breastfeeds and I drink a big glass of warm water with lemon. Around 10 am David eats fruit for breakfast, and we let him use his hands (baby led weaning). Today he had blueberries, a pear (cut to quarters) and a golden kiwi (cut to cubes). We had mashed avocado seasoned with salt and garlic powder, some tomatoes and a cucumber, all drizzled with tahini and sprinkled with mixed seeds. We bread, but until I learn how to bake my own, we usually buy an olive ciabatta. Matej also had two eggs and some cheese (still convincing him to go vegan).
We were all home today, because Matej just flew in from Dubai for the weekend. So I let the two of them bond while I cooked. We all had some baked sweet potatoes – I peel them, cut and soak in water. Before baking I drain them, drizzle with olive oil and bake for 30 minutes in an oven set to 200°C. David then ate them with his hands, as well as some cooked carrots. And we had them salted with a nice falafel salad. You can find the recipe for falafels here, but I added a handful of baby spinach and 1/2 cup wholewheat flour and baked them with the potatoes. We made some baby salad and dressed it in red wine vinegar, olive oil and salt. We added the falafels, and again drizzled it with tahini and sprinkled it with mixed seeds.
David breastfeeds in the afternoon as well, and before bedtime, we have dinner together. I usually make him cereals with plant based milk (oat, coconut), so today he had wheat cereal (we call this zdrob) and mashed banana. We had some leftover salad and homemade pesto over pasta. For the pesto simply pulse together mixed seeds, a bunch of basil leaves, salt and olive oil. The easiest dinner ever.
Hope you enjoyed the video!
Yours truly, A.