So here I am still waiting on God’s timing. What have I been doing with my time? I totally do not feel like lounging around like lazy bones, but I have not been overdoing it either.
Monday, I went to my Zumba class with my favorite teacher, Antonio. He told me he thought I would have given birth already. Well, I think many have thought that too! I have to admit that Zumba was not as MUCH as fun as last week because I was a little uncomfortable in my lower abdomen region. I remember the gym owner telling me she worked out a few days before giving birth and encouraged me to continue the classes, granted Zumba is only twice a week so I have been walking the other days.
Here is it Wednesday and I am still pregnant with some contractions throughout the day. Nothing too big but they are definitely different than Braxton Hicks contractions. Ryan was talking to the baby through my tummy yesterday asking her when she was coming out and BOY did she respond with movement that made me nauseous! LOL Ryan continued to chat with her and I told him he had to stop because mommy was going to get sick on him. Yes, we are a mess here.
You know what I realized though, is that now that the concert is over that the only thing looming over is the baby’s arrival and it is crazy unnerving. As I was taking a 45 minute walk yesterday I was talking to God and getting teary because I cannot believe that this baby is almost here. The gift of life is incredible but the emotion is so amazing! God’s timing is awesome.
Well, so besides working out or doing a little more cleaning in the house, I have been cooking a little, catching up on Netflix, reading a bit and catching up on posts. Someone still needs to cook right? This morning I felt SO hungry I demanded to be taken out for breakfast. I HAD to have a piece of fruit as I got up from bed but I was terribly famished but the desire to cook has been lacking.
I at least have 2 freezer meals stored at my friend’s deep freezer and 2 nights ago I quickly made my Tortilla Soup and froze half of it. Might as well make the most of my time right?
|Photo courtesy of The Laziest Vegans in the World.|
Recently, So Delicious sent me 2 of their NEW Holiday drinks, a Nog Coconut Milk (a vegan egg nog) and Mint Chocolate Coconut Milk. Can I say super yummy???? I immediately poured myself a glass of the nog and sighed after because it was so good. I stopped drinking Silk’s Nog because it left a weird aftertaste and I also wanted to limit of soy in my diet, so it was REAL nice to have this coconut milk version. You should be excited folks! You are going to love these drinks for sure. The Mint Chocolate Coconut milk tastes like a thin mint cookie…hmmmm…nom nom.
I took advantage of using my So Delicious Nog Coconut milk for my peach cobbler. I subsituted the milk in the recipe for nog and I also added Nog into the peach mixture as well. It was super delicious!! I also drank a glass of the Nog with the dessert to accentuate the flavor. Can’t get enough. Thanks So Delicious for letting me have the opportunity to taste test these products.
Spiced Peach Nog Cobbler
makes 4-6 servings or a 9×9 pan
16-ounce bag frozen peaches, thawed
1/2 cup agave nectar
2 Tablespoons arrowroot powder or cornstarch
2 Tablespoons So Delicious Nog Coconut milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat white flour
1/2 Tablespoon baking powder
2 Tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vegetable shortening or coconut oil
1/4 cup So Delicious Nog Coconut Milk
1 flax seed “egg” or 1 regular egg (1 Tbsp flax seed meal + 3 Tbsp warm water)
( mix the flax meal plus water and set aside for 3-5 mins)
Spirnkle with sugar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a medium bowl, add the peaches and the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Pour peach mixture into a 9×9 glass pan.
Prepare the dough mixture. Add the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a medium bowl. Using a pastry cutter, cut the vegetable shortening into the flour until the mixture looks like wet sand. Add the egg and Nog coconut milk and mix until well combined.
Add the dough in lumps on top of the peach mixture. Sprinkle sugar over dough. Bake your cobbler for 20-25 minutes until the dough is golden. Cool for a bit and serve with a glass of Nog Coconut Milk or with So Delicious Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.