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roadnotes said she liked these. I'm glad.

We haven't had meat of any sort since Saturday afternoon, other than fish because of the Nine Days. And we're feeling the lack of iron. (BTW - if any of you full or parttime vegetarians who read this have any tips about getting sufficient dietary iron on such a diet, I'd be interested.) And jonbaker, at least, has been taking his daily iron supplements.

But somehow, after last week and with all the heat, neither of us want beef, either. So. That went into my meal planning.

Whole wheat challah
Chopped liver with red onion
Baked chicken
Spinach kugel
Potato kugel

The same, only cold.

(Not feeling overly ambitious, either - I bought the liver and the potato kugel.)

I've been wanting to serve more appetizers with Shabbat dinner. It makes it nicer.

Soon enough, I'll set the lights, make coffee, shower. I'm taking it easy right now.


Most leafy green veggies, like spinach are good sources of iron. So are lentils and other legume/beans. Which means that tofu and other soy products also provide iron.

I think the list of iron-rich veggie food goes something like this: apples, apricots, asparagus, bananas, broccoli, egg yolks (unless you're vegan) kelp, leafy greens, okra, parsley, peas, plums, prunes, purple grapes, raisins, rice bran, squash, turnip greens, whole grains, and yams.

Sorry. I hit post too soon. That last list came from a google search. If you do that kind of search, you'll end up with some contradictory information. For example, some people claim that kale is high in iron and others claim that it impedes iron absorption.

Mostly I'm trying to eat tofu and lots of variation in veggies and fruit. It seems to do the trick.

My cravings tend more towards needing the kind of protein that only chicken or another fleisch can give me. It's mostly psychological, I know that, but I still indulge from time to time.

No cravings this time. I think it's the heat.

I've also been worried about my blood sugar - high protein seems to control it better - but it's been only a tad high this week.

We've been eating tofu. And various types of beans (spinach curry. Spinach and garbanzo beans.) We've also been eating bananas and whole grains and peas and broccoli and I made eggs on Sunday and...I'm guessing we're okay, then. :)

I'm guessing you're definitely okay.

Shabbat Shalom.