Pregnant Veg 12: Pregnancy as a Medical Event?

Dumb Doctor

I wish I had a doctor who knew at least as much about nutrition as I do. Since I got the diagnosis of gestational diabetes, I have been in a brooding mood. Frankly, I feel very skeptical about the diagnosis. I have not gained weight excessively, had mood swings, strange lack of energy, any of […]

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Pregnant Veg 11: Close Encounters of the Medical Kind

Gestational Diabetes

The pregnant vegetarian objects to medical torture. “I’m not sick, I’m pregnant!” Well, the other shoe has dropped. I knew this was going too well. It seems that if you spend enough time in Doctors’ offices, they will find something wrong with you. I failed the one hour diabetes test. So they made me do […]

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Pregnant Vegetarian 10: Crazy Pregnancy Hormones

Pregnant Bliss

From all the crazy pregnant lady stories, I expected to be much more mental! So far, making a baby has been much easier than I expected. Aside from my lack of physical symptoms, which I talked about a couple posts ago , I expected to be much more mental. The crazy pregnant lady stories are […]

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Pregnant Vegetarian 9: The Mad Gardener

Garden Goddess

Everything is green & growing, there’s new life everywhere Spring has come early this year, and with great gusto! No nasty late frosts have come along to spoil things, so everything is green and growing. It seems like an appropriate time of year to be pregnant. There’s new life everywhere – why not in my […]

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Pregnant Vegetarian 8: Has pregnancy been too easy?

Pregnant zoe

I’ve had it awfully easy, and I’m starting to get suspicious. When you get pregnant, it seems, you join the secret society of Women Who Have Given Birth. Now that I am nice and round, and it is too late for me to run to the condom aisle and prevent my fate, they are telling […]

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Pregnant Vegetarian 7: Zoe Eats like a Queen!

The Queen

Zoe used to be a picky eater. Then she became the pregnant vegetarian My Mom (a.k.a Savvy Veg) has been visiting us, and oh boy, she’s been feeding me! I used to be a horribly picky eater. Then I left home and had to cook for myself. Down went my standards. Suddenly, my favorite meal […]

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Vegetarian Wife with Non-Veg Husband

Healthy Digestion

Wife goes vegetarian, needs help feeding her non-veg husband For about the past year, I have been having very painful digestive issues. Approximately 20 minutes after eating, i get horrible stomach cramps and one way or another, that food is coming back out. I have pinpointed it to meats, fatty foods, fried foods, heavy creams […]

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Pregnancy, Relationships, Freedom of Choice

Soap Box

Every person is a sovereign individual, entitled to make their own choices WARNING for all of you who have been enjoying my humorous pregnancy posts: I’m standing on a soapbox now. This is your chance to plug your ears and shout, “La la la, I can’t hear you!” If you are annoyed by what I […]

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Happy Healthy Valentine’s Day Love Bites

Chocolate Valentine Cookies

Boycott Commercial Valentine’s Day with Happy Healthy Veggie Love Bites That is not to say there can’t be chocolate. What is Valentine’s Day without chocolate? A day or two before Valentines Day, make special chocolate treats for your loved ones, or people who aren’t quite in that category (yet), but you want to show that […]

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Vegetarian Camp Cooking: How to Do It Right

Glamping Table

Helpful Tips from Readers on Veggie Camp Cooking I had a terrific response to my vegetarian camp cooking post (forget it and live on sandwiches). Some of the responders felt my pain, but most comments revealed my ignorance and lack of creativity on the subject. Some hinted that I might need an attitude adjustment. Carrie […]

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Savvy Vegetarian