Tuesday, March 5

Will and Mr. Carrot!

On one of our many IKEA trips before Will was Will, we found a book called "Heroes of the Vegetable Patch."  We had to have the book and the book just wouldn't be as fun without the matching giant plush carrot!  Once Will was born, I had the idea to take his picture with the carrot each month to show how much he was growing.  Some months were easier than others, some months Will was more cooperative than others, but I'm glad I took time to document 12 months with Mr. Carrot!


1 week
2 weeks
3 weeks

1 month

2 months

3 months
4 months

5 months

6 months

7 months

8 months

9 months

10 months

11 months

1 year!!

Sunday, March 3


It's been a while since we've made gyros, but they are still a family-favorite around here.  I don't know if it's the sloppy tzatziki sauce, the cool cucumbers, the warm seitan or the slight resemblance to the beloved Doener, but we love them.  We made them last Friday and we cleaned our plates!  Will loves seitan and we've been trying to fill him with yogurt (he's on antibiotics for pink eye and an ear infection), so it was a win-win for him.  It was a lazy version, because we already had some seitan in the freezer that we just marinated quickly in broth, oregano and a few other spices before heating, whipped together a cucumber-yogurt tzatziki sauce and through it all in a pita with cucumber, lettuce and tomato.  Quick, but satisfying and delicious!

Chad loves gyros!

Friday, March 1

Almond, seitan and sesame Tagine

I bough Vegan Eats World about a month ago and I've been a little intimidated by it.  So many recipes, so many ingredients, so much prep... but everything looks so good!  I thought if I try just one new recipe each week it won't be so daunting.  First on the list-- almond, seitan and sesame tagine (page 159).  It really wasn't as hard as I had myself convinced it would be (maybe it helps that I made it on a snow day, so I had plenty of time!) and it was well worth the time and effort.

Toast the almonds and sesame seeds.

Sautee onions.

Add seitan and garlic.
Spice it up!

Everybody in the pot.

Add toasted pitas and serve!

I don't think this was in the directions...