While driving back from Florida, I took some time to browse recipes and write out some ideas of my own. So hopefully, you’ll be seeing some tasty creations on the blog this week! This vegan corn chowder is not an original recipe, although I did make a simple modification to make it gluten-free, too.
Here’s the original recipe (Creamy Vegan Corn Chowder). So delicious. Packed with celery, carrots, onions, and – of course – lots and lots of sweet corn.
The recipe calls for flour to thicken up the broth. While I was at the store buying ingredients last night, I must’ve simply skimmed over that part of the ingredients list, because I was momentarily stumped when I got to that point in the recipe. No flour or flour alternatives in the house. What to do?!
I threw 1/3 cup GF oats in food processor and gave it a whirl.
I added the oatmeal to the soup a tad earlier than the recipe suggested, and it worked perfectly! Creamy and dreamy, just like how corn chowder should be.
I have a baby question for the moms and moms-to-be out there. Although I’ve had vivid, intense dreams throughout pregnancy (word is the intense surge of hormones is to blame), I haven’t actually dreamt about BabyHTP at all. And then last night, I had a crazily realistic dream featuring the little one… and I knew the sex (a reminder – we’re not finding out the sex in advance).
Side note: I never knew this before (I slept through high school biology), but sex is determined at the moment of conception, depending on whether the sperm carries the X or Y chromosome. So you can’t ‘will’ the baby to be a specific sex! Also, boy sperm swim faster but die out sooner, and girl sperm swim slower but hang out longer. So if you have sex after you’ve already ovulated, and the egg is waiting for the sperm, you might have a slightly higher chance of a boy, but if you have sex a day or two before you ovulate, and the sperm have to wait for the egg, you might have a slightly higher chance of a girl!
Anyway – onto my question. If you’re a momma, did your dreams correctly predict the gender of the baby?
I dreamt both pregnancies and both were the wrong sex!