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Homemade Ginger Ale

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

Seltzer with Mint and Citrus

This almost feels too simple to share as a recipe, it is just fresh mint and slices of lime or lemon, topped with seltzer. But the best recipes are the simplest ones you can easily make a part of your routine and I have been guzzling this like crazy. Being nauseous can make it hard to drink enough water. And man do you have to drink a lot of water when you’re pregnant! This drink is so simple and refreshing it makes it easier to keep on sipping. It also looks pretty. See the full post with recipe links here.

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Mango Lassi

Mangos are cheap, juicy and delicious right now. They must be in season somewhere and are making their way to NYC and into my kitchen on a regular basis. Pretty much every morning I haven’t been traveling lately I have made myself one of these. It starts the day off right! With Mother’s Day coming up I know I’d probably whip up one of these for my Mum if I got to be with her, so I hope some of you can make these for your Mothers!

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Horchata!

Horchata! This sweet, cinnamon-infused rice milk is so much more delicious than it sounds. This is the kind of drink where a first sip makes your eyes grow large. You greedily gulp down half the glass and then stare at this incredible elixir, your mouth and throat tingling with pleasure. Where has this been all my life? You ask yourself. Keep reading

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