Here I am 25 weeks pregnant! Our little girl is due at the end of March 2017 and Dan and I are so excited to meet her. Hooray for babies and big life changes!
You may also have noticed that the site has undergone a big redesign! Isn’t it fantastic? It’s all thanks to my wonderful husband, Dan Lazin, who has been working so hard on it for me (and you!) for ages. So glad it’s here and now we have the infrastructure to share more fun stuff with y’all.
So that’s it in terms of the announcements. On to the recipes!
This post is really for my fellow pregnant ladies. Here are 4 drinks that I have been enjoying and that can (if you close your eyes and believe) maybe fill the gap of a crisp glass of wine. They all include seltzer which is my favorite thing right now and it helps make sure I’m getting enough water at the same time as enjoying my special beverage. I hope this could be helpful for anyone else in a similar position or anyone who is not drinking for any other reason.
This grapefruit and ginger drink is my Mimosa replacement. Orange juice with seltzer is a very nice drink, but I wanted something a little more interesting and flavorful. This drink uses the ginger syrup from the homemade ginger ale recipe so be sure you make that first as it takes the longest. Once you have the syrup it’s as simple as adding the grapefruit juice and seltzer. Yum! See the full post with recipe links here.
Yes, ginger can settle your stomach when you have mild nausea. In my experience it’s no match for serious pregnancy induced nausea, but homemade ginger ale is fizzy and sweet and spicy and just delicious. And you deserve deliciousness.
This recipe simply involves making a ginger infused simple syrup and mixing it with seltzer. Easy! And you can add as much or as little syrup as you like so you can have a super sweet and zippy ginger ale or a more mellow grown up ginger ale. Someday maybe I’ll share with you how to make fermented ginger beer, at some other time when I’m more patient with longer kitchen projects. 🙂 See the full post with recipe links here. Keep reading