Call It a Craving

Having a bun in the oven should be like second nature to me.

I love putting stuff in the oven!

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Cookies, cakes, breads, muffins, pies,  potatoes, casseroles, vegetables.

I truly enjoy cooking and before there was a baby blog, there was a food blog to document all my adventures in cookery.

Although what I’m cooking up now is a completely new experience for me.

When I found out I was cooking for two, I was determined to eat as healthfully and nutritiously as I could.

But Shay’s always been a healthy eater!

I hear you.

But believe me when I say digestive issues have kept me from eating my best in the past few years.

Knowing that I was going to have a belly full of baby and bloating no matter what I did or didn’t eat, I scrapped trying to tame my tummy troubles and dove head first into the way I’ve always wanted to eat.

I’m not sure if it was a true pregnancy craving or just my body rejoicing at eating  a bowl full of carbs, but I could just not get enough oatmeal.

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I fear that nausea and morning sickness are right around the corner, so I went ahead and indulged morning, noon, and sometimes even at night.

This bowl full of comforting nutrition is sweetened with apple cider, applesauce, cinnamon,  and raisins.

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I threw in some pumpkin seeds for a little protein and nostalgia for fall.

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The craving must have hit John (the peanut planter) too because he’s been digging in  practically every day since implantation.

Here’s the recipe just in case you get a sympathy craving:

Apple Cider Oatmeal 

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1 cup old fashioned oats

1 cup apple cider

1 cup water

1/2 cup applesauce or 1 apple, chopped

1/4 cup raisins

2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

pinch salt

Add all ingredients to medium sized pot.

Cook slowly for 5-10 minutes.

Serve warm with additional toppings, if desired.

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I pray to all that is Holy that I keep my appetite for the next 8 months!

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