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Eating for Two: Lasagna with Eggplant and Chard

Serious Eats Robin Bellinger 13 comments

©iStockPhoto.com/imagestock I'm due in about two weeks and my head is spinning. In between tying up loose ends with work and making the apartment baby-ready, I consider all the things I won’t be able to do for a while,... More

Eating for Two: Quinoa Chowder with Spinach, Feta, and Scallions

Serious Eats Robin Bellinger 8 comments

©iStockphoto.com/timsa Last Sunday Olivia Judson, the New York Times’s resident evolutionary biologist, wrote a guest column referring to a study that has been troubling me for a month or so. Apparently if you give two groups of pregnant and lactating... More

Eating for Two: Peanut Butter Cookies

Serious Eats Robin Bellinger 15 comments

Photograph from freedigitalphotos.net I was interested in Ed’s take on peanut butter and its role in weight loss, since the spread has a similar presence in my pregnancy. Peanut butter is a virtue and a vice. When I am good,... More

Eating for Two: Candied Pumpkin Seeds

Serious Eats Robin Bellinger 5 comments

©iStockphoto.com/ilmwa555 I expected pregnancy to mean constant, overwhelming, dramatic hunger. I'm growing a human being here—where is my sandwich? This has not, however, been the case for me. After all, most pregnant women need only about 300 extra calories a... More

Eating for Two: Brown Rice with Lentils and Apricots

Serious Eats Robin Bellinger 8 comments

Photograph from WordRidden on Flickr I’ve always been a little smug about avoiding anemia and iron deficiency. In my mid-twenties my primary care doctor would always explain that it was not uncommon in women my age, but that I was... More

Eating for Two: Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Serious Eats Robin Bellinger 8 comments

I’ve already decided what I want to take to the hospital to share with nurses and visitors: the whole wheat chocolate chip cookies I made for myself a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I can’t make them again right away for myself; I ate so many I tipped the scales at the doctor’s office, inspiring a mini-lecture about nutrition, and I’m afraid I can’t trust myself to ration them out sensibly. More

Eating for Two: 'Laborade'

Serious Eats Robin Bellinger 12 comments

We went to our first childbirth class on Sunday. Yikes! I hadn't seen videos like that since the sex-ed unit in seventh grade life science, when I came home one day and burst into tears in front of my mother:... More

Eating for Two: Whole-Wheat Pizza Crust

Serious Eats Robin Bellinger 4 comments

I remembered Patricia Wells’s whole-wheat pizza crust and resolved to bring it back into the rotation, topped with whatever I bring home from the Greenmarket and can’t figure out how to use. This is a thin, delicate crust: it doesn’t do well with pools of tomato sauce and gobs of cheese but is a nice match for sautéed vegetables with just a sprinkling of cheese, or herbs, or tomato rounds, when those come along. More

Eating for Two: Julia Child's Cooked Egg Mayonnaise

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Photograph from PPDIGITAL on Flickr I am not accustomed to being wary of food. My working assumption is that when I eat something in a restaurant it may, by accident or design, contain gross things that I don’t want to... More

Eating for Two: A Healthier Oatmeal Raisin Cookie?

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Many people ask me if pregnancy has increased my appetite. I don’t feel as if it has, although I hear that might change in the ravenous third trimester. I was already a hearty eater, not a Diet Coke and salad... More

Eating for Two: Papaya Sorbet

Serious Eats Robin Bellinger 4 comments

Has your baby reached the "papaya" stage? Image from The Nest Earlier in my pregnancy I kept coming across books and websites that would inform me of baby’s current size by comparing her to a fruit or vegetable. This struck... More

Eating for Two: Asian Cabbage Salad

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Photograph from Leeks 'N' Bounds on Flickr Last fall I caught up with an old friend over dinner. Slender, tall, beautiful, and very stylish, she has a fancy high-paying job that requires her to travel a lot, eat in swanky... More

Eating for Two: Potato Salad with Salmon and Green Beans

Serious Eats Robin Bellinger 1 comment

I am going through a period of less-than-fantastic eating not because baby is demanding unhealthy food but because I am having trouble motivating to plan and cook dinner. It’s an early springtime thing, I think. It’s tempting to goof off... More

Eating for Two: Strawberry Bavarian

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Photograph from *clairity* on Flickr Last month my mother and I were talking about what babies eat and when during their first year, and she asked me if I was planning to make my own baby food. "Of course I... More

Eating for Two: No Pickles and Ice Cream for Me, Thanks

Serious Eats Robin Bellinger 5 comments

Yogurt: good for avoiding the unpleasant side effects of pregnancy I’ve made it to the eighteenth week of pregnancy pretty much unaffected by three phenomena that turn life upside down for many expectant women: morning sickness, food aversions, and cravings.... More

Eating for Two: The Well-Rounded Pregnancy Cookbook

Serious Eats Robin Bellinger 1 comment

Mothers & Menus is a New York City meal delivery service designed for families living through those first few crazy weeks with a new baby. Its founder, Karen Gurwitz, was frustrated after the birth of her first child: she wanted... More

Eating for Two: How Do You Love Sardines, Tell Me All the Ways

Serious Eats Robin Bellinger 58 comments

I know I’m not the only person frustrated by the breathless announcements of nutrition journalism and by the studies behind it, which are so often contradictory and can always be manipulated to show just about anything (as discussed in last... More

Eating for Two: Tempting Wheatberry Salad for Grazing

Serious Eats Robin Bellinger 1 comment

Arrowhead Mills' Whole Grain Wheat (Wheatberries) Finally, happily, I’d like to tell you about something pregnant women can and should eat with no worries. In fact, everyone who is trying to work more whole grains into their diet should... More

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