75% New Eats

by HEAB on February 2, 2011

So, the goal for yesterday was to try a new recipe at every meal.

Breakfast was onion chia pan bread with turkey and goat cheese…


Lunch consisted of a new dish: curried lentils & sweet potato topped with cinnamon and coconut…


which I ate alongside two leftover brown rice flour pancakes and a blob of coconut cream with cinnamon…


The curried lentil dish was easy. I copied if out of a magazine in the waiting room of Summer’s pediatrician’s office. Not sure which one – Taylor Swift was on the cover…if that narrows it down any.


1 cup dry lentils

1 medium sized butternut squash cut into chunks = about 1 1/2 cups (I used a sweet potato)

olive oil spray (I used coconut oil)

1 TBSP curry powder

1 tsp freshly grated ginger

1 tsp chili powder (I used a lot more)

dash of salt and pepper

1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut



Use the oil to grease an 8×11-inch baking dish and set aside. Pour the lentils into a deep pot and cover with cold water. Heat water to boiling; reduce heat to simmer, and add the raw chunks of squash. Simmer until squash is soft, lentils are tender, and liquid has reduced by two-thirds, about 25 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat. Spoon contents into a colander to drain. With tongs, pull out the chunks of squash and mash them.

Preheat oven to 375℉.

In a large bowl, mix the drained cooked lentils and mashed squash with all of the spices. Spoon mixture into baking dish and bake for 20 minutes. Serve warm, topped with shredded coconut and cinnamon.

I didn’t sit down to eat lunch until about 2 PM, and this meal was well worth the wait. Delicious!

My afternoon snack was a new fudge recipe, inspired by reader Maya’s Cocoa Almond Agave Fudge (recipe left in the comments section of this post). For my version, I simply combined 1/2 cup almond flour with 3 TBSP cocoa powder (Yes, I’m eating chocolate again. Many of the foods that bothered Summer before seem okay now. Yay!), 3 TBSP butter, and 12 drops of NuNaturals vanilla stevia.


Loved it Maya. Thank you!!

Since CD didn’t go home from his run until around 7, and we needed to get Summer to bed soon (she’s now going to bed around 8 PM and usually sleeps through the night!), I didn’t have time to make a new recipe. So, I just reheated lunch leftovers and sauteed some spinach with ground beef.


After Summer went to sleep, I fixed myself a bowl of oat bran…some things never change. 😉

I feel like I definitely mixed it up yesterday and was so happy to finally try some new recipes. In closing, here are some photos of Summer after her bath last night. She’s 3 months old now and getting so big. It’s going by too fast!

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Jen February 3, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Your baby is so beautiful! My youngest turned 3 yesterday, it seems like HE was just 3 months!!! It goes by really fast!

Sagan February 3, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Curry is heaven. And pancakes… mmmm.

Always fun to try new foods!

Natalia - a side of simple February 3, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Nice job on incorporating new eats into your day! Prouda you, Heather.
ps. If you’re ever in the Northeast and need a babysitter, you know who to call. Notice I said “Northeast.” That’s a pretty big area so you know I’m dedicated 😉

HEAB February 3, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Thanks, will definitely keep you in mind. 😉

Cbuffy February 3, 2011 at 10:14 am

Ok, you inspired me. I have oatmeal with blueberries every. single. day. for breakfast. This morning on the way to the office I stopped at the grocery store and avacado was on sale (BOGO) so I grabbed 2, a green pepper, some whipped cream cheese, sprouts and whole wheat hoagie rolls. As I was putting them away I thought, MAN I can’t wait til lunch, guess I’ll eat my boring old oatmeal.

But then I thought of your post and WHAT THE HECK! Why wait? It was DELICIOUS!!!!! Thanks! (just needed a little Lowry’s seasoned salt.. which I don’t have here…)

HEAB February 3, 2011 at 2:18 pm

So glad you switched it up. Nothing like a yummy avocado sandwich for breakfast! 🙂

Heather -who happens to like AB, as well :) February 3, 2011 at 9:09 am

My, HEAB, you are ambitious, a new recipe every MEAL!?!? I’ve been aiming for one a WEEK! I don’t know how you’re doing it, esp. with your beautiful 3 mo old. I was a disaster with a baby that age She is getting so Big! And cuter by the post 🙂
Thank you (and Maya) for the fudge idea, I’m def going to pick up (or make) some almond flour ASAP & try these.
Dontcha love post-bath babies, they smell even sweeter!

HEAB February 3, 2011 at 9:17 am

If I could I would bathe Summer twice a day – I love just cuddling in breathing her in post-bath, but we’re dealing with some dry skin issues, and no daily baths.

Summer makes things so easy and never really fusses or cries, sleeps through the night all on her own. I had a few breakdowns in the beginning, but things are smooth sailing now. 🙂

Enjoy your fudge!

Leanne February 3, 2011 at 8:58 am

Hi Heather!

Long time reader, first time poster. I had to send a comment to just say how beautiful Summer is, she’s so “I-just-want-to-eat-her” gorgeous!!!

Love the pics of her 😀

Lea xx

HEAB February 3, 2011 at 9:17 am

Thanks so much Leanne. It’s hard not to want to eat her up. 🙂

Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel February 3, 2011 at 8:53 am

her eyes in the first of the two are so CUTE! that alone is making me smile and feel so happy right now. and with a face like that im certain she has no shortage of kisses constantly coming her way hehe.

and the lentils look great! when i worked a 9-5 job i remember always packing lentils with me for lunch. i think its because they always gave me such great energy but didn’t weigh me down and make me tired right after. they’re a pretty fabulous legume 🙂

xoxo <3

Gill (snaxandthecity) February 3, 2011 at 5:56 am

oh my gosh heather she’s SO gorgeous! i love when babies look like a perfect hybrid of both parents, it’s the cutest!
i have no comments on food since I was so distracted by Summer lol!

Charlotte February 3, 2011 at 1:15 am

Curried lentils and sweet potatoes! Yum!!! I so want to have lunch with you some time. And Summer is just gorgeous. She has such a wise little face for such a little baby!

Nicole @ Of Cookies & Carrots February 3, 2011 at 12:56 am

Summer is absolutely beautiful! 🙂 What a sweetie.

That lentil dish looks fabulous… but no, I don’t think T-Swift being on the cover narrows it down too much these days 😉

kate@ahealthypassion February 2, 2011 at 11:18 pm

wow summer is getting so big, she is so gorgeous!

Kiran February 2, 2011 at 10:37 pm

So proud of you trying new recipes amidst new motherhood! Bravo, the foods looks delish and Summer is simply adorable 🙂 don’t they all grow up so quickly?

HEAB February 2, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Yes! I want time to slow down. 😉

ClaireroseC February 2, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Lentils AND sweet potatoes … Heaven!!
I’m definitely seeing CD In those pictures of
Summer. Either way, she has it made:-)cc

Lily February 2, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Hi, Heather! I’m Lily. I emailed you once . . . I think you’re amazing. And Summer is stunning. Those eyes! That lip-pucker! Makes me want a baby! All in good time, I suppose. Just started a blog of my own, finally . . . check me out sometime!! <3

Hannah February 2, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Hurrah for chocolate again and hurrah for Summer sleeping through the night! And hurrah for that fudge recipe, although I need to not get distracted from my coconut flour plans by your seductive almond flour recipes. Although maybe I could try that recipe WITH coconut flour?! Whee!

HEAB February 2, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Yes, I think the fudge would be fabulous with coconut flour – I want to try that next. We can do it together. 🙂

Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner February 2, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Your fudge looks SO good! I love how it is made with Almond Flour! 🙂

lara February 2, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Nothing is more wonderful than the smell of a freshly bathed baby! Savor every breath….it does go by SO fast!

HEAB February 2, 2011 at 11:17 pm

I know! I love love LOVE snuggling with Summer after her bath and just breathing her in – she smells so sweet and good!

Mary @ Bites and Bliss February 2, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Mmm curried lentils!! I made a lentil burger not too long ago with curry spice in it- they make such a great combo!

ashley@quasichick February 2, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Awe look at your sweet little girl! Your eats looks yummy and that fudge looks sinful 🙂

megan @ the oatmeal diaries February 2, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Summer is TOO CUTE! And the lentil dish sounds great 🙂

Christine (The Raw Project) February 2, 2011 at 6:09 pm

The curry lentil recipe sounds fabulous, something I would try! And the pics of Summer are adorable!

Julie February 2, 2011 at 5:37 pm

I see you in the new pics of Summer! Beautiful! Do you think she has your lips and chin? I see it!!
That curried lentil recipe looks fab. .And that fudge too! Do you think I could use real sugar since I dont have stevia?

HEAB February 2, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Yes, CD has said she has my lips since the day she was born. My lips and his big eyes. 🙂

And yes, sugar would work just fine. Maya’s original recipe called for 3 TBSP of maple syrup or agave.

Caitlin (EatFeats) February 2, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Best way to end a blog post!

I am chewing some Extra Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream flavored gum. That’s only one new thing, and it has no health benefits, but it’s delicious enough to count.

HEAB February 2, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Haha – I’ve seen that gum. Extra I think? I’m a gum addict myself. Peppermint Orbit is my fav.

Kate (What Kate is Cooking) February 2, 2011 at 4:59 pm

I was going to talk about how delicious your food looks, but OH MY GOSH your daughter is so cute!!!

HEAB February 2, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Thanks Kate. 🙂

Ana February 2, 2011 at 4:57 pm

3 months already! She is the cutest Heather! CD eyes and your mouth!!
I love seeing Summer pictures!

HEAB February 2, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Thank you and yes, that’s what everyone says – my mouth and CD’s eyes. I see it to. 🙂

CookiePie February 2, 2011 at 4:45 pm

The food all looks and sounds so delicious! But that baby — oh that baby. She is so adorable!!! She has the sweetest little face!

HEAB February 2, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Thanks CookiePie. 🙂

lauren @ spiced plate February 2, 2011 at 3:59 pm

I’ve been on a HUGE lentil kick — my body must be craving the iron and protein — I’ve had red lentils and green lentils almost every day this week! Your recipe will help me spice up my lentil obsession.

Summer is so sweet! It must be so fun to watch her grow!

HEAB February 2, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Thanks so much. It is fun to watch her grow, but she’s growing so fast. I can’t believe it, and I want time to slow down!

P.S. Bought an apple today to try your carrot apple turmeric oatmeal/polenta. 🙂

Jess@atasteofconfidence February 2, 2011 at 3:59 pm

love the new pics of summer- she looks so cute and big!

Amelia February 2, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Summer is absolutely adorable. I absolutely love that age! When I used to nanny, that was the age that Grace (the little girl I watched) just started recognizing different people and anyone who was “new”. It just gets better and better and the time goes by so FAST!

Your eats look yummy. I <3 lentils.

J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) February 2, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Awwww, look at the cute widdle face!!! She is so adorable. 🙂

I love eating something different all the time. Me and variety go together likes peas + carrots. Hmm… peas + carrots sound good. hehe

Rachael February 2, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Summer’s adorableness seems to be growing exponentially!
I often forget to try new foods – I have to keep a food diary for my midwife, and I’m realizing I eat the same things every day. Creature of habit, I suppose.
On a random note, I heard the heartbeat for the first time yesterday, and broke down crying on the spot. So happy!

HEAB February 2, 2011 at 4:13 pm

I only ate about 4 foods during my first trimester. Hopefully, you’ll feel like adding more variety as the weeks go by. I got chills reading your comment. I am so very happy for you. 🙂

Eleanor February 2, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Summer’s gorgeous – and so big!
You can see both of you in her face as well 🙂

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) February 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Today is Skylar’s 4th bday. I can’t believe how the time has flown!

And Summer looks sooo much older, bigger, and just more…grown up! in like…a week!

curried lentils & sweet potato topped with cinnamon and coconut = looks delish. And i love the “source” of the magazine. With Taylor Swift on the cover. lol

And chocolate not bothering her…as she grows something called complete gut closure begins to happen so the permeability of her gut and intestinal lining is reduced as she matures so foods that once bothered her, may not now. i.e. that’s why you dont feed honey to babies under 1 yr. Their gut closure may not have matured enough to handle any ill effects from honey, i.e. botulinum.

Wayyyy more than you needed to know in a comment but it’s my lactation educator stuff coming out 🙂

HEAB February 2, 2011 at 3:03 pm

You know your lactation educator advice. 🙂

We’re now dealing with eczema – all over her arms, belly, and legs. It’s not in her diaper area or armpits where it usually starts, and so I’m wondering if it’s the homemade detergent I use since it’s only on the parts of her skin that come in contact with her clothes. I keep her slathered in coconut oil all day. At least she smells yummy. Any advice?

Happy Birthday to Skylar!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) February 2, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Such a complex question…it could be the detergent. Step one, stop using that and watch for improvements. And rewash what you know she will wear for a few days/week in what you know was previously “safe”.

If no improvements, it’s likely dietary related. Eczema is an inflammation reaction to something…food allergies, detergents, chemicals, etc. So at that point, would have to re-examine diet and what you’re eating and see.

But hopefully…it’s the detergent. A much EASIER straightforward fix 🙂

Kim February 3, 2011 at 12:05 am

Speaking from allergy hell and medical background….Bella developed ear infections from about 3 months (tubes in @9 months) and yes, eczema. For her it was the milk protein allergy and various other things ( we have discussed this before over email, she got them from her Mama!)

Something I just read struck a chord. In the past year, I have developed a rash similar to what I get when I eat anything corn or gluten based on my face! Finally got tested and discovered it was coconut! Eczema is almost always, always food related in babies that young, Bella has a horrible flare right now from a dietary lets say “slip” a few days ago. I would stop the coconut oil and perhaps try something else. Coconut oil is not “supposed” to be allergenic, well, if you saw my face and the reaction I get….you know the dietary hell we live in over here!

Summer is gorgeous ! I dont know, I guess I am the only one that totally sees you in Summer! She’s a doll. Email me about the allergy stuff, you know I know way more on this than most would ever care to know! 🙂 Sorry for the long post!

Christin@purplebirdblog February 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Summer’s precious little face seriously brightens my day every time!

And uh, yeah… that lentil recipe is now printed to make for dinner tonight.

Dana February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm

I kind of NEED to do this day of new eats! I eat the same thing all the time–so boring! Thanks for the inspiration as always =)

HEAB February 2, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Welcome. 🙂

storiesovertea February 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm

I’m think I’m going to get vitamin A toxicity from all the sweet potatoes and squash and carrots I eat !
Sweet pictures.

HEAB February 2, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Stories over tea,
I wouldn’t worry about it too much. I’ve read that only the synthetic version of vitamin A can be toxic.

Lauren February 2, 2011 at 1:52 pm

O.M.G. Summer is sooo adorable! 🙂
Also, question: I know you said in a post (like last year or something!) that you have some tummy troubles with beans and so do I. I have never tried lentils before and notice that you have been having them lately. Do you find they affect your tummy/digestion at all? If not, I would love to add them to my diet!

HEAB February 2, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Sometimes beans give me gas and other times, not so much. The lentils have not bothered me at all which kind of surprises me since they’re so high in fiber, but I’ll take it. Love lentils. Hope they work for you!

Lauren February 2, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Awesome! Thanks Heather! 🙂

Erin @ Big Girl Feats February 2, 2011 at 12:55 pm

She is SO adorable, HEAB! So cute! I love the idea of a new recipe a day. I’m trying to vary things up too and it helps to make a committment to do so.

Dorry February 2, 2011 at 12:38 pm

I love lentils and eat them a couple times a week. Summer is so incredibly precious! More adorable everyday. I know you are enjoying every second with her.

MarathonVal February 2, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Heather, I don’t know if you have a good camera on your phone but ever since I got the iPhone I’ve found that one of my favorite uses it to take a picture of a recipe, instead of having to copy it down by hand! I do this ALL the time at the bookstore with cookbooks, magazines at doctor’s offices, etc 🙂 Saves a ton of time!

HEAB February 2, 2011 at 2:26 pm

That would be so nice…will you please talk to CD about getting me an iPhone? Whenever I mention it, he cringes. I’ve got a phone with a camera, but it takes horrible pics. However, I’m going to try it next time I see a good recipe – thanks for the tip!

Mandiee February 2, 2011 at 12:34 pm

The pictures of Summer just melted my heart—she is SO cute! I am always looking for new ways to use lentils so I’m totally bookmarking the lentil recipe. Thanks, HEAB!

Have a lovely day!

Stephanie @ Thorns Have Roses February 2, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I’m not sure if I keep reading this primarily because of your wonderful use of coconut cream or that Summer is totally the cutest!!

HEAB February 2, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Haha – thanks so much. I’ll keep posting about both. 🙂

Baking 'n' Books February 2, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Wow she really is growing up! She is such a beauty!

Lentils. I should do more with them. They always seem so small and to get “lost” in a dish? Do you eat beans at all?

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Katy (The Singing Runner) February 2, 2011 at 11:44 am

Yay for eating chocolate again! 😀 The fudge recipe looks great! I have to make it!

Summer is adorable, as always. 😉

dana @ my little celebration February 2, 2011 at 11:44 am

Little HEABlet is SO cute! I love the pictures you take of her. They make me smile : )

Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 2, 2011 at 11:36 am

omg, Summer is possibly the cutest baby that I have seen!!! I’m sure you’ll agree with that 😀

That lentil dish sounds delicoius. They are one of my favorite foods, so I have to give that recipe a go soon!!

HEAB February 2, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Yep, agreed! 🙂

Marina February 2, 2011 at 11:33 am

Lentil dish sounds great!
Summer is already 3 months old? Gosh, time really goes by quickly!
She is beautiful 🙂

HEAB February 2, 2011 at 2:29 pm

I know – 3 months last Friday. I can’t believe it!

Claire @ Un Bello Aperitivo February 2, 2011 at 11:23 am

Summer has such big, beautiful eyes! Adorable.

I’ve got a big bag of lentils to use up and have been looking at lentil recipes all day!

Also, I made a modified version of your carob fudge…I added in some protein powder and almond butter, but it’s still awesomely delicious! Glad you can eat chocolate now.

HEAB February 2, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Summer has her daddy’s big eyes. I love them!

So glad you tried the fudge – your version sounds delicious. I love rice protein powder and put it in so many things, not for the protein, but for the taste. Is that weird? 😉

Claire @ Un Bello Aperitivo February 2, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Haha, not at all. I actually find myself thinking the same thing when I drink my protein shakes.

sarah (sarah learns) February 2, 2011 at 11:19 am

nice job changing up your meals yesterday! 🙂 and thanks for the new summer photos! she is too cute. 🙂

Jamie February 2, 2011 at 11:18 am

to echo everyone else’s sentiments: shes adorable, Heather! (not that you get tired of hearing it, I’m sure!)

i have a question for you. i saw that you tried the Paleo diet, and wanted it to work but it just wasn’t a good fit for you. I’m currently nearing the end of a 30 day paleo trial (and doing strength training and high intensity cardio, so i think its suits me), and I’m about to see how i feel incorporating some of the foods i’ve been missing. do you still live by some of the principles of the paleo diet? i.e., no gluten because of the resulting gut irritation. I know oats are gluten free, so i may try to add them back in.

In addition, do you have any tasty paleo recipes from back in the day? 🙂

HEAB February 2, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Yes, I have tried Paleo, but I missed my oatmeal. Plus, I kind of went about it all wrong and was basically doing high protein, when high fat, moderate protein works much better for me. I also do high fat dairy like butter and cream which I know some Paleo folks are against.

My body functions better with some carbs, including grains, but I try and stick with oats, quinoa, brown rice, etc. No wheat or gluten for the most part. I cook everything in butter, coconut oil, or beef/bacon drippings and try and avoid sugar, including lots of fruit. That’s what works for me, and I have plenty of paleo friendly recipes on my recipe page including lots of pancakes and some main courses. Try the Lazy Girl Meatloaf. http://heathereatsalmondbutter.com/recipes/. 🙂

Gen February 2, 2011 at 11:17 am

All of your new food recipes look amazing!!!
Summer is so cute! =D

Christina February 2, 2011 at 11:03 am

what beautiful big eyes she has!! i just want to hug and squeeze her 🙂

Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn February 2, 2011 at 11:01 am

Awee she’s getting so big!! It’s amazing how fast they grow.

Don’t worry girl, at least you’re getting in that many new concoctions! I’m a creature of habit, so this challenge would be crazy craze for me:)

Sabine @ thefruitpursuit February 2, 2011 at 10:39 am

I love the idea of challenging yourself to eat a new dish for every meal of the day! I mostly challenge myself to come up with two new meals, either breakfast/lunch/dinner every month, and it has to be recipes I like and can add to my routine.

kara February 2, 2011 at 10:30 am

Woohoo for sleeping through the night! She’s looking very much like a little baby now, not like a newborn anymore. I agree it does go by too fast, that’s why I want another already 🙂

HEAB February 2, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Me too! 🙂

polly February 2, 2011 at 10:30 am

mmm beef and spinach, is a Polly meal! 😀

Summie… what a pumpkin. I see her Daddy in her in those photos, but as always she is stunning and precious like her momma too. XO

Alexandra (Veggin' Out in the Kitchen) February 2, 2011 at 10:24 am

Summer is getting big! And more beautiful!!!
Glad to hear you can eat chocolate again! The good think about you not previously being able to eat chocolate is that you introduced me to carob! I even just made a carob pizzert 🙂
Your curried lentils look SO good! I’ve been craving curry lately, so your lentils look perfect!

HEAB February 2, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Just checked out your carob pizzert – looks amazing. Tried to comment, but it wouldn’t go through. So, here it is. 🙂

I know – Katie’s pizzert is life changing, no? Don’t know why I waited so long to make it either! So trying your carob version soon.

Actually, I want to try everything in this post. The stuffed bell peppers look amazing. Trying those soon too. 🙂

Alexandra (Veggin' Out in the Kitchen) February 2, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Your comment is so sweet! Thank you! 🙂
I don’t know what’s up with the comments. I have had four other people who have also not been able to leave comments. I tried changing something so it might work now. If you get a chance to check, I would love to know if it worked. 🙂

Sylvia @ LifeIsGoodWithFood February 2, 2011 at 10:24 am

Aww, I love how her eyes get so big when she’s giving the camera the sad puppy face! So perfect<3

Erin February 2, 2011 at 10:12 am

GAH she is so perfect.

rebecca lustig February 2, 2011 at 10:02 am

well thank goodness you can have chocolate again, not sure how you survived! ha

Katie February 2, 2011 at 9:52 am

I can’t believe she’s 3 months already!!! She’s just adorable!

I just threw dinner into the crockpot and it is curried lentils! I went Indian style though, with red lentil, but I love that curry lentil combo.

brandi February 2, 2011 at 9:47 am

She is so beautiful! I love the hair 🙂

melissa @ the delicate place February 2, 2011 at 9:46 am

omg i love how much hair she has already! ::too cute:: i never thought to try fudge with almond flour? hello fiber! i’ve been having your baker’s chocolate melted in coconut milk and sprinkling pecans and bluberries into a bowl. it’s really good!

HEAB February 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Yeah, the almond flour gives it a great texture. Really fudge-like. I want to try it with coconut flour next. Also want to try your coconut milk Baker’s chocolate concoction. Sounds yummy. 🙂

Abigail @ Good to Think and Eat February 2, 2011 at 9:43 am

I am super impressed with your effort to experiment in the kitchen while you have such a cute baby panda to distract you! It’s sometimes hard to find new recipes when old standbys taste so good, but you seem to have a gift for creating new comforting dishes.

HEAB February 2, 2011 at 2:53 pm

I know, I try to experiment in the kitchen while Summer naps, but if she’s awake, then I sit her carrier next to the counter. We count the measurements out loud together. I figure she’s going to know her fractions really well by the time she goes to school. 🙂

Eliz@The Sweet Life February 2, 2011 at 9:39 am

oh my goodness–look at her sad face!!! so, so cute. lentil dish looks amazing.

HEAB February 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Haha- I know. She’s like, “first you throw me in the bathtub and then rub me all over with lotion, and now you want me to smile?!?”

Rachel @ Rachel's Delicious Journey Blog February 2, 2011 at 9:37 am

Heather, I’m not sure that I’m following your blog for the purpose of foodyness anymore. Summer has taken full stage of my focus – she is just too adorable!! x

HEAB February 2, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Thanks Rachel,
She is really cute, no? 😉

VeggieGirl February 2, 2011 at 9:37 am

GREAT meals and gorgeous Summer 🙂

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 2, 2011 at 9:34 am

Awww, sweet girl! Her eyes are so expressive!

Good job trying out some new recipes! I always mean to…but never do, ha!

Jessica February 2, 2011 at 9:31 am

Heather she is simply the cutest thing!!! I love all of her hair! My son was bald until he was over 1 year : ) It does go by so fast, enjoy every possible moment!

That pan bread looks so good! I love your meals, they are always so creative. I always find myself falling into food ruts. This might be a good challenge for me to try.

Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life February 2, 2011 at 9:31 am

What beautiful pictures of your little girl! Such pretty eyes!

Felicia (a taste of health with balance) February 2, 2011 at 9:25 am

3 months already?! O my gosh. She is beyond precious. I love seeing pics of her- so glad shes healthy and happy and that chocolate is back in your life!

Sarah February 2, 2011 at 9:19 am

I was planning on commenting on all those new recipes you tried, but I just got so distracted by how adorable your daughter is. How cute is she!

Hands in Namaste February 2, 2011 at 9:11 am

Oh my gosh, Heather…she gets cuter every day!!!

Those lentils look delicious…and those pancakes with cococnut cream??? YUMMM I’m on it!

Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} February 2, 2011 at 9:10 am

3 months?!! When did that happen? 🙂 Look at that sweetie! She is gorgeous. Beautiful eyes.

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 2, 2011 at 9:07 am

Look at that little peanut! She’s so cute! Good job on the new recipes!

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 2, 2011 at 9:06 am

Your eats all look delicious! I am craving sweet potatoes these days and I think I need to give in to that soon! I can’t believe how big Summer is getting. She is so cute!

Amalfi Girl (EatRunHaveFun!) February 2, 2011 at 9:01 am

Her eyes are so big and beautiful! Those pics are aDORable!!

PS, the spinach and beef looks great, Do you add anything to it, like olive oil, garlic, S&P, or some other seasoning?

HEAB February 2, 2011 at 9:27 am

Thanks – she has her dad’s eyes. Love them. 🙂

As far as the spinach goes, nothing added but maybe a little salt and pepper. I cook my beef, drain the fat but leave a little in the pan. Beef fat is great for high heat cooking and adds wonderful flavor.

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