Meals= nurtured mother and happy family.
When you ask a new mom "Can I bring you anything when I come over?" and she replies with a 'No, I am fine' I don't have many rules for new mothers, but one I do make them hold up their hand and swear by is to never refuse help. She is not allow to say 'no, nothing, I am good' ...so with this, I say bring her food.
So here is a fantastic recipe that my whole family loves and it is great for new mothers. Make a double batch and freeze them for her. Pick up a loaf of fresh bread and you are good to go! Want to get more bonus points? Bring it over, clean her kitchen quietly, then leave. Lentils are rich in Iron which will help Momma recover from any blood loss. Add fresh tomatoes and the vitamin C will help absorb the iron even more.
Fakes (pronounced Fah-key)
2 cups of dry lentils
5 cups of water (add more or less for desired consistency)
1 small red onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped (or more to taste)
2 bay leaves
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp red wine vinegar (I like more)
salt and pepper to taste
sprinkle in some love
you can also add things like celery, carrot or spinach too. Add all ingredients to the crockpot, cook until lentils are soft and you are done.