While driving back from Florida, I took some time to browse recipes and write out some ideas of my own. So hopefully, youâ€™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.
Hereâ€™s the original recipe (Creamy Vegan Corn Chowder). So delicious. Packed with celery, carrots, onions, and â€“ of course â€“ 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 mustâ€™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 Iâ€™ve had vivid, intense dreams throughout pregnancy (word is the intense surge of hormones is to blame), I havenâ€™t actually dreamt about BabyHTP at all. And then last night, I had a crazily realistic dream featuring the little oneâ€¦ and I knew the sex (a reminder â€“ weâ€™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 canâ€™t â€˜willâ€™ 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 youâ€™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 â€“ onto my question. If youâ€™re a momma, did your dreams correctly predict the gender of the baby?