Dearest friends! He’s here!!!
I guess you could tell from the radio silence that something major was up. Well, I am more than elated to tell you that my little son has been born, along with two very proud parents. He came into the world calmly and peacefully at home, in the kitchen of all places. Can you believe that?! Although we had planned to be here, we never imagined that the great event would take place in that particular room. It certainly was meant to be – it’s where all the magic seems to happen in this house.
When I was a little girl, of no more than seven, I used to walk around with a pillow under my t-shirt pretending to be pregnant. Suffice to say that I always knew that I wanted to be a mother (and that I thoroughly freaked out my parents), and here I am now, on the “other side” as it were. It feels surreal to look down at this perfect little person and know that we will be connected forever. My heart is bursting.
However, I cannot even tell you how difficult it’s been to find just a few hours to write this post, but then again, duh (cue laughter from every parent reading this). I think my old work-a-holic brain and my new mama brain need to have a serious chat and sort some things out. Between trying to write a cookbook, keeping up with the blog, and taking care of an infant ‘round the clock (sleep? Ha!) I may just have to lower my expectations. Got any advice on that one? Sure. Get back to me when you can.
I had a lot of help the past few weeks with my husband on paternity leave and my mom visiting from Canada, but since both have left, I will say that these little Spaghetti Squash Baby Cakes have saved me. I made a large batch right after giving birth, stored the cooked ones in the freezer and take out a couple at lunch when I have absolutely no time to make anything half decent. I actually discovered that I can just pop them in my toaster! Brilliant. With a simple salad and a slice of hearty bread, it’s a really lovely little meal that makes me feel nourished and normal (well, somewhat).
Full-Power Winter Squash
Spaghetti squash is a powerhouse veggie. Unlike summer squash (zucchini, crookneck, pattypan), winter squash (spaghetti, butternut, acorn) has had a lot more time to develop and pump itself full of vitamins and minerals throughout its lengthy life on the stem. We’re talking oodles more vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), vitamin C, manganese, potassium, and even some extra dietary fiber thrown in just for kicks. This combination of nutrients spells good news for asthma sufferers, those with heart disease, elevated cholesterol, or inflammatory conditions such a rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.
The other bonus? Nature designed summer squash to be rather delicate, with a high water content for those hot summer days when we need a cool down. Naturally, their shelf life is rather short during our abundant harvest season when produce is plentiful. On the flip side, winter squash has a tough outer skin and lower water content, which allows it to be stored for a very long time – some varieties up to six months. This means that we can keep these vitamin bombs around for a long time after the first frost to provide our bodies with the nutrition we need to see us through the long months of winter when there is nothing fresh in sight.
Put that in your oven and roast it!
Spaghetti Squash Baby Cakes are savory and satisfying, deliciously moist with a little crunch around the edges. I added some salty sheep cheese because I love it combined with the sweetness of the squash, but you could perhaps use nutritional yeast instead. I wish I could say I’d made a totally vegan version of these, but I am craving eggs like crazy lately so I used one in the recipe. I cannot guarantee the effectiveness of chia or flax gel holding these puppies together, so I would suggest a vegan egg replacer if you want to go that route.
The real gourmet addition to this dish is the crispy fried sage; one of those incredibly simple delights that shocks you with flavour. I also love the little bit of crunch it imparts, adding another texture to the somewhat soft and creamy cakes. The sage needs to be cooked “to order” so don’t fry it all if you’re planning on storing leftovers in the freezer. You can also skip the fried sage altogether, but I highly recommend it. It’s a very rewarding little supplement, as you’ll see how something that is so easy to make can elevate a dish to great new heights. Fried sage is also delicious on pasta, risotto, gnocchi, quinoa, eggs, and soup.
Spaghetti Squash Baby Cakes with Crispy Sage
Makes 15-20 small patties
1 medium spaghetti squash (approx. 1kg / 2.2 lbs)
1 cup / 100g rolled oats, ground into flour (or use oat flour)
4 cloves garlic
1 green onion, with green tops
1 tsp. sea salt
½ tsp. cracked black pepper
2 ½ oz. / 75g Pecorino Romano cheese, grated (substitute ¼ cup nutritional yeast)
1 organic egg, beaten
1 bunch sage, about 30 large leaves, divided
1. Preheat oven to 400°F / 200°C. Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Rub with a little ghee or coconut oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and place in the oven, cut side up and cook for 45 minutes or so, until you can easily pierce the squash with a fork. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Using a fork, scrape out all flesh and place in a large sieve over the sink or a bowl to drain.
2. In a food processor, grind oats until you have a rough flour. Add 12 sage leaves, garlic, sat, pepper and pulse to combine.
3. Squeeze any remaining liquid out of the spaghetti squash. Place in a large bowl and add the oat mixture. Thinly slice the green onion into rings and add to bowl, along with the egg, and grated cheese. Fold to combine. A kind of dough should start to form as the ingredients come together. Take a small amount, roll into a ball and flatten into a patty shape – if the patty stays together they are ready. If they are too dry, add a little water, one tablespoon at a time until they hold. If they are too wet, add another handful of oats. Form all the cakes before you begin.
4. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add a knob of coconut oil or ghee. When hot, add the cakes and cook until golden on one side, then flip. Alternatively, you can cook these in a 375°F / 190°C oven for approximately 10-15 minutes on each side.
5. To fry sage, heat a couple knobs of coconut oil or ghee (ghee is preferable) in a small saucepan. When hot, add 6-8 sage leaves at a time, fry for 10-15 seconds, transfer with a fork to paper towels, and sprinkle with sea salt immediately.
6. To serve, place a few squash cakes on the plate and garnish with fried sage leaves. Enjoy with roasted tomatoes and a simple massaged kale salad. Freeze leftover cooked cakes and heat to enjoy.
To roast tomatoes, drizzle with a little coconut oil or ghee and place on the same baking sheet as the spaghetti squash. The tomatoes will cook faster than the squash, so keep and eye on them. Remove from oven when blistered.
To make the kale salad, massage finely chopped kale with lemon juice, olive oil and sea salt until tender. Add some toasted seeds, slivered red onion and vegetables of choice.
Thank you to everyone who commented on the last post – your words of love and encouragement fuelled me through my last days of pregnancy and surely made their way to the heart of my little boy. We are all settling into our new lives, and soaking it in as much as our sleepy minds will allow. I look forward to sharing more stories and recipes from my kitchen as we bump our way along and find the path that will feed our new family. I hope you’ll join me on the journey.
Lots of love from us,
Sarah B + co.
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Looks incredible! Searching for ways to use up my one last spaghetti squash from the garden. And a very (very) late congrats 😀
Sarah, this looks incredible! I’m thinking about making them for a friend’s birthday party, but she doesn’t eat oats – would it work to sub almond flour or something similar for the oat flour?
Thanks! BTW, absolutely love your blog. It’s the first place I always go when I’m looking for something delicious to cook.
These were so delicious! I roasted the kale with sausage and red onion. I also had some ricotta in the fridge that needed to be used, so I zested half a Meyer lemon into it with a little of the juice, nutmeg and salt/pepper. We threw that on top with the fried sage and it was amazing! Thank you so much for your recipes. I have been following your blog and I have found it very inspiring.
Just wanted to let you know that I made these for dinner tonight and they were amazing!! What a great recipe! The only addition I had was a dollop of goat yogurt on top. Thanks for posting this recipe!
This recipe looks delicious! Unfortunately, I can’t eat oats. Do you have a recommendation for a substitute?
I was finally able to enjoy this dish as intended, WITH the fried sage….oh it is glorious!!!
I just love these squash cakes! I make them every couple of weeks and have found they are fantastic for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I have used sage powder (organic) and that has worked great too. I have tried several cheeses in them and am going to try the nutritional yeast in this week’s batch because I have never tried that before. Thank you for sharing such a versatile recipe.
Hi Sarah, just wondering if I could leave out the egg in this dish? thanks, ellen.
I haven’t tried it without the egg, but because it’s the binding agent in the recipe I would recommend using a vegan egg replacer for sure instead of simply omitting it.
Hope you enjoy!
They look delicious, and I’m very much into the freezing/toaster part. Congratulations 🙂
I love these yummy cakes! I’ve been doing the whole living detox plan from 2012 and 2013 with a friend again this year and we are incorporating some of your other recipes for variety. So far I’m loving this recipe. Even my picky almost teenage son said “not bad”, that’s HUGE! Congrats on your little man too enjoy every chaotic precious moment as it does go by way too fast. 😉
Thank you for this recipe as a fellow new mum!
I made these in the grown-up version with spaghetti and kale+parsley+walnut pesto and the weaning version of mini patties before the seasoning and garlic were added in. Easy to grab, but soft enough for little mouths – they were gobbled up by baby Lila, who is usually a fusspot.
Late congratulations on your baby boy, what a ride it is, huh? Already jealous of his weaning food 😀
BTW I really like your apartment, with the clean linen-looking curtains, succulent plant, and thoughtfully placed crystals. Simple yet meaningful. 🙂
You inspire me more than words can express. Thank you for sharing your light with the world. Congratulations on your new addition. I am so looking forward to your cookbook! Keep doing what you are doing. I am incredibly grateful that I found you. I can honestly say that I am a better person because of you, so thank you, thank you, thank you. I wish you all the best and much continued success. xoxo
It is a week since I know your blog and I am in love with your work. Thank you for your sunshine smile and amazing personality. I love your recipes and cooking them makes me happy. Congratulation to your son 🙂 wish you and your family the best and good health.
God Bless you and your new precious family. I just found you. I am sincerely thrilled for you, what a beautiful picture! I too need to make changes in my life this year and I know that back to basics are the way to go. Could you recommend anything for a serious Choco-holic? I take medicine for pain but your turmeric and butternut soup recipe sounds very tasty and possibly good for pain. Could you recommend other spices to possibly replace the horrific medicine I take for pain? I suffer from severe bone, muscle and nerve pain. My husband has a very limited? palette and my taste buds are for the whole world! Thank you so much for hearing me out…I’m extremely tired of all of this and have sincerely lost my way. I will understand if you don’t have time to suggest anything…even without a new bundle of joy you seem very busy anyway….take care and congratulations to your new family !! Thank you very much for your recipes and thoughts of healthier ways of eating.
These were so delicious! My dear lovely and wonderful friend who knows the key to my heart prepared this for me. Pure deliciousness. She substituted spaghetti for butternut squash and they were as I said delicious. Did I mention this recipe is delicious?
Nice to see you again with your new BORN baby BOY*
My Very Best Wishes for the 2014 · CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations, Sarah! I’m so excited for you and your family. What a beautiful photo of you and your son.
Congrats on the birth of your little guy! I hope that you all stay healthy and happy throughout the holiday season, treasuring the miracle that is birth, motherhood, and family!! Enjoy every moment! 🙂
Thanks for sharing this recipe! I used sage to wean my first daughter, so I went very light on it this year while nursing my own little one when I was cooking the turkey. But man, it lends a great flavor! I haven’t tried it with this kind of squash yet…I was a bit scared, so I replaced the spice with thyme. Still such a yummy treat!!
~*Prayers for your health and prosperity*~
Great topic thanks
I made these last night and they were quite tasty. I occasionally eat meat, but not super often, and I liked that they reminded me of meatballs…but no meat. (And no strange fake meat.) It occurred to me to add pine nuts about halfway through balling them, and found that it was a nice addition.
Don’t worry we will wait for everything. Your baby however, will not wait for anything.
Big Congratulations! Good Luck!
Reading your post gave me shivers, and seeing your photo brought a tear to my eye! (something a man doesn’t readily admit!). It’s amazing that you have found time even now to write such a good blog post. You’re an inspiration!!
Congratulations to you and your new little family member! What a beautiful photo 🙂 Love that he was born in the kitchen! Amazing!
Dear Sarah, huge congratulations to you and your husband! What a precious little boy and the most wonderful time in life for all three of you. Despite all the challenges, I know you’ll thrive and succeed even in a bigger way than you had before.
Lots of love, Anya
Have read your site over the year and love your entries. Congratulations, Enjoy the wonderment, moments of peace and overwhelmingness- it’s all something from which to taste, chew and grow.
First of all congratulations on your precious baby boy. Enjoy, motherhood is challenging, rewarding, amazing, crazy, and so full of incredible love.
Second, this recipe looks delicious and I’m going to have to try it.
On giving up some things. Listen to your heart. Your son will only be that little for so long. You will know what is right.
Recently I became a fan of your block. I see you just have got a baby, my is 6 months and I started to give her solid. Is it any chance you can start blog about good food for babies and kids? :))
Congratulations! What wonderful news!
Congratulations! What an exciting time for you and your family!
I made these squash patties for lunch this week. What a treat! I pair them with this beet sauce: http://wholenourishment.blogspot.com/2013/11/roasted-walnut-beet-sauce.html
Not only was my lunch pretty to look at, it’s also fantastic to eat! Can’t wait to enjoy the rest of the week 🙂
hmmmm so nice rcipy
thanks for shairing this
Just made these last night! They are delicious!
A huge congrats! What a wonderfully chaotic adventure parenthood is, eh! I can so relate to the balancing act of being a mother and a workaholic. I am a midwife/textiles junkie, and a mother of two young ones (a 7 year old, and an 8 month old). I still haven’t figured out how to balance everything, but I am learning slowly. If there is one thing I can say, time goes by far too quickly, and those early days are gone in an instant. I am learning to play with my children and to let time slow down a bit. I am savouring these precious times in which my kids are still actually wanting and allowing me to play with them and to let me cuddle them, because it won’t always be this way. Time for me and my work is still super important, and that is where my partner and I negotiate parenting, playing and time to ourselves and also time together as a couple and of course as a family. You three will find your rhythm together. xx Bonnie (in New Zealand, although I’m from Canada too!)
So sweet! I love the last 2 pictures by the window — just before birth then you holding beautiful baby! Don’t try to do too much… it can be a difficult time but so cherishable. Those tiny hungry baby boys require a lot. Much love to you & your family.
Oh, congratulations!! What a beautiful photo of you two. And also, thanks for the recipe. It looks delicious. I should use sage more often!
What a beautiful & big-deal moment!!!! Huge happiness to you & your growing family! We are expecting a little man of our own in April! I appreciate so much the simple squash recipe with options to freeze & toast. Truly helpful 🙂
Congratulations on your new arrival, everything shows in your beautiful photo showing a mother’s love. So content! I wish him a long and happy life. I also just had a baby boy this year he is 6 months this week. He was premature though and spent two months in the hospital 🙁 so I am now trying to boost his iron levels with sweet potato and red lentil puree. I hope if you have time that you may post some baby puree’s for weaning in the future!! xxx
You, your words, your life what a blessing you give to this world.
Congratulations on your most precious new son!
Oh how wonderful! Congratulations Sarah!
oh my heart!
Reminds me that my 5 month old is growing too quickly. When I have a new one in my arms I remember how I love it and wish I could have babies forever. Chasing my two year old makes me forget:)
Congratulations Sarah! Lots of love to you, your husband and your baby boy.
So beautiful to see you and your new babe! My advice as a mama….take as long as you need to write your next post, work etc. We’re not going anywhere! Once a Sarah B fan, always a Sarah B fan. Feel free to stretch your time…nothing is more important than feeding your soul! No shoulds…just a happy, healthy babe and mama…
We love you heaps and heaps! And a big ol congrats!!! With love, Heather
Keep him close to you heart. Enjoy it, smell him and kiss him. The joy is in your face, congrats!
I follow you from a long time from Chile. Always inspiring, thanks a lot.
I’m Melina, I’m from Argentina, but I’ve lived in Montréal for four years now. I’ve been meaning to write to you for a while and I feel the birth of that sweet little angel is more than a good reason to do it. I’d like to start telling you that your words, recipes, and your blog have been super important to me. I discovered your blog when I was overcoming an awful depression I suffered last year; and it helped me gradually find my lost focus and forgotten love for cooking. I started cooking your recipes as a way to take care of myself and my family again. I waited for a new recipe each week and the blog has always been open in my computer since last year. Fortunately, I’m fully recovered now, and can thus feel the joy and happiness others feel… as you must be feeling right now with that beautiful baby in your life. I remember the days when my little one was a baby as the happiest in my life, and when all the love and best in me shone. I wish you and your family all the best, and I’m sure that little one will make your love, warmth and wonderful heart grow exponentially. Enjoy! Melina.
I wanted to send you a big congratulations and let you know how much I cherish your site. Thank you for sharing with us.
oh happy days! congrats. Stunning photo, really great idea to take the same shot as you did when you were pregnant!
WOW Congratulations Sarah, this is such exciting news! You look perfect with that motherhood glow! Loving the recipe, a tad worried I won’t find spaghetti squash in my local supermarket, but will certainly try!
Mazel Tov! what a beautiful photo & a lucky little boy – it’s amazing what these little creatures do to your life – continue with your work & creating health & happiness & delicious food & boy that little one will get to eat well!
Congratulations Sarah, motherhood looks like a perfect fit for you 🙂 Looking forward to seeing how your cooking evolves for the new boss in your life!
Congratulations Sarah, such a beautiful baby. Lots of love for you both!
By the way, the recipe is delicious, thank you for all the inspiration.
Oh congratulations! I am thrilled for you. I LOVE the shot of you and your baby in the window. (That’s the one we have been waiting to see.) Happy adventures of Motherhood.
Watching my boy sleep while reading this, kabocha squash baking, and feeling oh-so happy for you and yours. Here’s to continued good health and graceful adjustments!
Congratulations. So happy for you! This sounds like the perfect celebratory meal for the occasion!
Congrats Sarah!! Such a beautiful photo of you and your little bundle of joy! It’s meant to be that he’d be born in your kitchen, what a wonderful story!! 🙂
Hooray!!! Congratulations to you and your family!!
Congrats Sarah! LOVELY news.
Congratulations!! Beautiful picture of you and the baby 🙂
Welcome to the club! There’s nothing like it in the world. It’s like someone has flip the lights and everything is clearer… put into perspective. I’m a mama of two girls, 6 and 2. My advise – don’t worry about getting things done. If you’re a list maker, only put two items on the list a day. And one item should be something for you – nap, bath, shower, rest time, book, movie… something just for you. In such a short time you will be a busy mom of a toddler or a school boy and the baby time will be gone. Just enjoy the baby schedule now. It’s definitely hard and sleepless, and a HUGE change, but it’s all worth it. I’m sure you’ve heard this a lot, but there’s nothing like a newborn especially your first. Much love.
Congratulations! As a mom of 3 (19, 5, 3 1/2) the best advice is: sleep when your newborn sleeps. The house will get cleaned eventually. Your routine will take shape as your baby boy lets you know what he needs and when he requires it. Next, when you’re rested, shower, it just makes you feel human again. After that do what makes you feel YOU, whatever that is, posting on your site, gardening, anything. You are still you not just Mom. Reading your post brought me right back to my time with my newborns. I feel that joy all over again! It goes by faster than you can even imagine. Hold them while they want you to because they will leave the house one day and you will miss them. One more thing: have at least 2 sets of sheets and blankets and waterproof mattress pads. When that diaper leaks in the middle of the night, you’ll understand why.
Congratulations Sarah and Co! Brilliant news!! Enjoy the preciousness of the baby bubble, it will burst soon enough so live it and breathe it and forget as much else as you possibly can!!! Congrats again and trust your instincts! Felicity x
Congratulations! Love how you did the “before” picture in the last post and the “after” picture in this one. Very awesome. Wanted to let you know (for your vegan followers) I cooked these babies up tonight with no egg or cheese and they were wonderful! Only things I did differently were, adding shiitake mushrooms and baking them. Fabulous!
Congratulations Sarah!! I am making these little squash cakes right now and I’m going to test them out on my toddler. 😉 I’m sure you know this, but eating sage dries up your breast milk. With nursing around the clock you probably don’t have to worry too much about it, but I remember steering clear of sage for a year just to be safe. 🙂 Be well and enjoy that little boy!
Congratulations on your beautiful baby! I made your baby cakes today and as always, when I recreate your recipes, it was a full success. They were delicious and easy to make.
Who knew that fried sage would be so tasty.
Thanks for all your inspiration and delicious recipes. Can’t wait for your cookbook.
Greetings form NYC!!
Hurray and many, many congratulations! I love hearing about brave women who give birth at home (I wasn’t one of them). Soak up every moment of your little man, as these days of cooing, nursing, and snuggling will fly by in a blink. More delights are to come as he gets bigger each day. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! And be well.
Congratulations Sarah! I am so happy for you and your family and you happy baby boy!
Lots of love.
I’ve been waiting for this post! Congratulations! I am so glad you included a beautiful photo of yourself with your baby boy. Also, I appreciate your making the huge effort to post a new recipe. This recipe has made me suddenly crave winter squash like crazy; think I’ll buy one tomorrow! I’m freeling so impatient to eat one that this round I may just skip trying to prepare the cakes and put a little ghee on the halves along with a dash of cinnamon, ground pepper and salt and stick them in the oven!
Congrats Sarah! Such a beautiful post, and feelings that come with it from new life. Wishing you lots of joy (and energy) over these first few months!
Congratulations on getting the best job in the world – being a mom! It’s the most demanding yet the most rewarding. The best advice on balancing it all is just to enjoy the ride. It goes by faster than you think…
Waiting for more great recepies.
Precious! Congrats, Sarah 🙂 Just made this recipe with butternut squash from the garden and it turned out great. Thank you for your wonderful recipes and continuing inspiration. Sending you some warm California sun!
1. Congrats on the beautiful baby! When I was in my early post-partum stage, I ate boloney sandwiches with Coke and cheese puffs EVERY DAY. I think it’s so awesome that you are smart enough to eat well. It took me quite a while to get there!
2. This recipe was AMAZING. I had my worries that I’d do all this work and not like it, but Oh.My.God. Thanks for sharing.
Awww… so precious. Love the phone of you & he by the window. Recipe looks delish! Thank you! 🙂
That last photo took my breath away! Happy birthday little one, and congratulations mama Sarah! :’)
Congratulations! When I saw that you had posted, I immediately looked to see if he’d been born (although I’ll have to try the recipe too). I feel like I am part of your story, and you’ve created such suspense! Thanks for sharing!
Warmest congratulations, Sarah! Gorgeous photograph! Beautiful post! Wish you all just ALL the BEST, and the most beautiful moments! I join you on the journey, certainly! I am a mom of 3 sons and i rememeber these feelings!
Congratulations, and best wishes for many joyful years with your son.
Well, we are all weeping out here! Thanks for sharing your joy. It was fun to scroll back and forth between your big belly picture and you and the little sweetie in front of the same window! Poof, just like magic, he was in your arms.
Congratulations! From a mum of 22,20,17&15 year olds….take this early time as a wonderful bubble for the two of you. Everything else can wait! Really! You will sleep again and be yourself again but you’ll never again have the luxury of this specific time of new motherhood(next time around you will have an older child who ties you to reality) I know that the saying ” they grow up so fast” sounds absurd but it’s oh so true! I remember eating standing up, out of the pot with a wooden spoon, other wise my daughter who didn’t sleep very much would wake up. She is now 22 and still doesn’t sleep lol!
By the way thank you for a wonderful blog.
yay! wow and congrats
your post is so lovely and heart felt – thank you for sharing.
No one can ever describe how being a mom feels – its AMAZING – your heart feels like it would burst its so full of love and protection over your baby.
Thanks for the recipe
much love from Cape Town, South Africa
The start of an amazing journey…what a beautiful picture and bond. Best! And thanks for posting — I’ve been checking in — but definitely don’t want you overdoing things!
Congrats! I love your blog and lifestyle. Thanks for all you have shared- congrats on your new family! -K
There he is, so beautiful! Congratulations!
Congratulations! Such a beautiful photo – so much love. Thank you for all of your wonderful work. xxx
So excited for you. My son was born July 16th… It will be great to see what tasty treats you will be coming up with… My other son, now two, is I picky eater.
Super congratulations!! I love the “before” and “after” pictures 🙂 This recipe looks amazing also and as soon as I get some squash I’m making it! I recently made beans that added sage to the liquid and I was so surprised at a difference it made, so I’m really excited to try the crispy sage in this recipe. Try and get some sleep!
Hurray! So much love to you + co.! That, and I love the before and after picture in front of the window.
Congratulations!! Fantastic news, and amazing that you are back writing so soon. Absolutely love your blog and recipes – made the borscht last week, and these look great for this weekend. Enjoy your new arrival!
So much love, wow!!!!!!!!! Epic page in the book of love. Thank you earth mama woman 🙂
Congratulations Sarah! This is a beautiful post & the recipe sounds delicious. I love winter squash & fried sage is wonderful. Can’t wait to try these. I don’t have a spaghetti squash at the moment, but have a kabocha. Wonder how that would work in this recipe.
Congratulations Sarah! Being a mother is likely the best thing I have ever done and my heart continues to burst (almost!) daily. It is not so much about lowering expectations but changing them. As my last child prepares to leave for university next fall, I wonder at the passage of time. You are so grounded and present in your life, I know you will relish every moment for what it is. Enjoy your beautiful boy. Congratulations again on behalf of IHN too!
Congratulations Sarah B and welcome to the new family member! much love from switzerland *
how wonderful news. Congratulations to you all. You must be bursting with happiness ! I know the feeling. Take care of yourselves and enjoy these magical times.
All the best from the Netherlands.
I love how you have the before and after photo of your pregnancy by your lovely window! They are really two of the sweetest photos I have seen. They remind me of a kids storybook. Thank you for sharing your inspiring life journey with all of us. I was really surprised to see this post, I didn’t think you would write another post for at least a few weeks, but you did it even though you have no time and are exhausted cause that’s just the kind of person you are.
I’ve been reading your blog for about 2 years now; I came here originally for the consistently great recipes but it has become a source of hope and inspiration in a world I have become very disillusioned with.. like that Beatles song “all you need is love” you manage to spread peace & happiness, and all through a small cooking blog! Incredible! You are truly a remarkable person Sarah. And I am sure you will be a wonderful mother.
Love from Montreal!
congratulations you two. sending lots of love.
Congratulations!! I have been waiting to hear your wonderful news.
As I sit here in the morning, nursing my own new tiny love, I revel in the wonder of how the world is different now. In so many ways. Blessings on you all.
Congratulations beautiful Sarah! Just yesterday for the first time in a long time I had the idea to look at your blog and tried out a couple of your delightful recipes and wondering when you were going to give birth.. then today I see your little bundle of joy has arrived! I am thrilled for you and even though I don’t even know you I am certain you will be/ARE an amazing mother! All the love and nourishment… mhmmm :o) Many blessings all round and I hope you enjoy these special first days with your son. Soak up every moment of it!! xxx
Congratulations, he is beautiful. Let me tell you, it sounds so cliche, but soak up every second with him because it really does go so fast. Always choose him over work when you can. Stare at him, hold him, hug him. Don’t miss a thing, you can never get those moments back. We will still all be here waiting for you when you get back! 🙂
Congratulations!! I’ve been following your blog for a few years now and continue to wish you the best (and am inspired by your constant growth as a chef). Lovely baby and mum! PS I made the borscht last week and it was delicious, as I am sure the baby cakes will be (on my list for the weekend).
Congrats to you all! Such a precious little baby boy (with a gorgeous mom 😉 ). Take your time and enjoy these wonderful first weeks and months together.
Congrats! What exciting news. The photo says it all!
Can’t wait to try this recipe. Sillly question, is spaghetti squash different from butternut? Not sure I have this option in London.
Gorgeous, gorgeous! xxxx Sending so much love to you all!! xxxxx
Congratulations Sarah! He looks adorable 🙂
I love reading your blog, it’s full of warmth and such inspiring recipies.
With best wishes from a grey and chilly London !
How lovely – congrats on your beautiful little boy! And as for the advice I’d say just like you already heard; Lower your expectations – the most important thing has already happened to you 😉 Savour the moments, sniff his little head and be in the present. With that said I do hope that you can still find time to blog once in a while – love your posts!
Congratulations!!!! I think it is quite a journey and one filled with joy and love. I always get shivers when I hear about babies being born. I wish you all the best on this wonderful new path. Sleeplessness is one the small minor points. The joy outweighs it definately! Much love to you both!
Congratulations!!!! What a beautiful photo of you and your baby!
Congratulations Sarah! All the best wishes for you and your cute baby boy.
Dear Sarah, congratulations on your new born baby, and welcome to the joys and challenges of motherhood 😉
I am glad to see you up and blogging again, since I really missed that last month. I have been making a lot of your “old” receipes. My favourites are the lentil soup and the life changing bread, which is also very much appreciated by my colleagues!
My best wishes for your family, from holland :))
Congrutulations!! Beautifull picture, what is the name of your baby boy:)?
“Félicitation” from France!! It is a wonderfull picture…. Have wonderfull moments with your little “kitchen’s baby”!
A beautiful and moving picture of you and your son. ‘Muchas felicidades’ Sarah! All best wishes for you and your family. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations! He is beautiful! So happy to hear that all is well with your family and with your kitchen. These baby cakes look lovely as well!
Congratulations!!! He looks beautiful. Wishing your family all the best 🙂
Congratulations Sarah. My daughter and I wish you and your new family all the best. We were very happy and excited that your beautiful boy has arrived safe and sound. Enjoy each and every moment.
Magic; absolute, blessed magic – please be ever so happy and well with your son and husband – this new love is amazing :)! And as a mother of a 6 month old pure blessing of a girl who just found your blog a few months ago, i thank you for making my daughters childhood kitchen interesting and inspired :)! Much love and happiness!
Congratulations;))) beautyful boy, mom, and dish!!!
Congratulations! Please remember to nourish yourself in the post-pregnancy period. I have no doubts that your healthy and delicious dishes will help with that process. 🙂
So happy for you all. Newborns are magical. So tiny and perfect. No matter what they do it’s entertaining. It’s amazing to have such a deep love for one so tiny and new, but it just happens and it feels so natural huh? Enjoy!
Welcome to the world to your handsome baby-boy!!! Welcome to parenthood to you & your husband! Wishing you three a lifestyle of joy, laughter, happiness & love as a family now and treasure each precious moment to the fullest… Love to you Sarah & family
PS: the sleepless nights stage will pass quickly, so hold your little angel in your arms as much as you can and inhale his sweet baby scent. 🙂
My first son was also born in our kitchen. It was how we introduced him for quite some time.
So many happy wishes to you
Hooray to you and your little one! So happy for you that you got to have him in the comfort and joy of your home and kitchen! Couldn’t be a happier place. The world can wait!
Congratulations Sarah B + family!! Welcome to motherhood.. it’s a trip 😉 Hugs from Canada xo
Oh so sweet!! Congrats and all the best for you 🙂
Please check out also my recipes! They are almost like designed for busy mums because they are so fast and easy yet all vegan too! 🙂
X Ang Moh Chick
congratulations. that’s the best news ever. all the best to you and your family!!
The happiest of wishes to you and your family!!!
Congratulations to you and your husband. What wonderful news. Love your site and can’t wait for your cookbook. Be well.
Congratulations from Melbourne, Oz. Thank you for your generosity – your recipes are so unique and brilliant. May the first days with your son be filled with joy and may you find strength to get through the tiredness. X
Congratulations to you and your family, so lovely to read your post. Beautiful photo of you and your son, enjoy this precious time together. Thanks Sarah for sharing your journey and your beautiful, healthy recipes.
Congratulations! He is absolutely gorgeous- I am so happy for you.
Love the squash baby cake – such a simple and vibrant recipe! Plus benefit of freeze them. Beautiful post as always.
Congratulations Sarah B! You look lovely with your baby 🙂
Beautiful picture of beautiful mom and baby. Enjoy this wonderful, exhausting, precious time together.
Overwhelmed with happiness for you. You open your heart with such honesty for us all to share and it is felt so deeply. With this much love in your kitchen your family will be a rich one. Congratulations.
Congratulations! That is such a beautiful photo of you and your tiny man.
Blessings to you from Canada! Beautiful and most apropos dish. Thank you for this, all your inspiring recipes, and especially your nitrional insight – you have changed my life.
Bienvenue à votre bébé et félicitations à vous. Merci pour votre merveilleux blog!
Welcome to the world little one! There is absolutely nothing like that feeling you have right now. Cherish every sleepy moment of it! Thank you for taking the time to post – most importantly about your new bundle of perfection, and secondly, the gorgeous recipe! Love from Canada!
Congratulations! I’m very happy for you and all your family.
Pace yourself, do what you can and don’t beat yourself about what you can’t do.
Looking forward to sharing the journey with you.
All of it – totally amazing!! Congratulations on the birth of your son – that is a very special photo of you two together! He is beautiful and you are radiant! Thank you for sharing so much of your world with all of us readers – I love learning something nutritional about what you have created – I enjoy eating healthy food but seriously after reading the amazing things these veggies do for our bodies it makes me want to race out and go eat (in this case) spaghetti squash!!
Thank you for sharing (especially during this hazy sleepless newborn stage!) xo from Canada
Congratulations! What a beautiful story. As a mum of a soon to be 9 month old I say get some sleep in the early days if you can and don’t go too hard too soon. There is plenty of time to focus on work projects. It’s an amazing experience getting to know your new little person. All the best to your little family 🙂
Congratulations! You son is so lucky to have a mamma like you, I wish you and your family all the best!
I am sooo happy for you! You and your baby look lovely. Thank you also for your latest recipe as I plan to cook-up a storm this weekend much of which is your recipes!
Gah! So excited and wonderful to hear it all went wonderfully well. I think that finding a way to keep yourself fed so you have energy to look after this little being is half the battle, so you’re doing great. Wonderful news, congratulations ringing all the way from New Zealand!
You look like a beautiful goddess with your baby!
Definitely want to try this recipe.
Congratulations Sarah! I’m so happy for you and what a sweet picture that is!! Thank you for the gorgeous recipe!
Congratulations to you and your husband Sarah, that’s lovely news. Look after yourself.
Thank you for a beautiful post. You have done yourself proud. What a gorgeous pic of you and your bub. Just divine. Enjoy.
Many congratulations Sarah!!
You are one amazing person! I have a 10 month old daughter and can only imagine how tough it would be to manage a blog and write a cookbook too!! Kudos to you!
And yes you are correct, it took a while before I was made aware of one mantra every mum should know, “lower your expectations”.
You are doing so well though, good luck with everything! God bless you all! Xx
Congratulations! It couldn’t happen anywhere else than in the kitchen 🙂
Hey, look delicious. Although the amount of sage may be too low to matter, wanted to let you know (in case you din’t know already) that sage (and mint) are meant to be two herbs to avoid for nursing moms..
Sarah – beautiful news! Congratulations. I hope I get to see him in A’dam when he’s visiting his Aunt Sam.
The Kitchen…?! 🙂
Congratulations! My doula trainer believes we birth the way we live. I am clearly seeing the truth to this. How awesome to be born in the kitchen !!
First of all, congratulations to the proud mam and dad. Enjoy those wonderful moments as much as you can, time flies by so quickly. Well, you surely picked out the best place to give birth. Isn’t that funny? This must have a reason…. who knows? Nice picture that tells us a lot about your feelings towards your little prince. He is in good hands! Good luck!
Amazing, congratulations, this fills me joy xx
Yay! This is great news! I was just thinking that you must have been due by now and saw your email for a blog update nestled in my inbox 🙂 congratulations to you and your partner! Xx
What can I said but Congratulations? I’m so happy 🙂
Congratulations Mama!! Please take it easy on yourself, it’s new for you all and goes so quickly (sorry, am I the 1000th person to tell you that?). Enjoy your little one, he is lucky to have you! xoxo
Oh Sarah, what a wonderful post. It’s great to hear your story and know everything is just fine. I can imagine it’s a struggle to find that balance at first but I have no doubt you will. Congratulations on being a new mom! And can’t wait to make these spaghetti squash baby cakes!
Congrats!!! So happy to read you here and a warm welcome to your little boy! x
Congratulations!! This is really truly wonderful. Welcome to your son! All the best to you and your husband for your new life! xoxoxox
So incredibly happy for you!! I just couldnt help myself scrolling over the recipe looking for your little ones name! <3
Congratulations!!! What a lovely picture – he is so beautiful! And how wonderful that he was born in the kitchen! Also – lovely recipe – I can’t wait to try it. Sending you all so much love from Canada! xx
Congratulations New Mother, New Family -and thank you for your wonderful recipes. I want to warn you…if you are breastfeeding, sage can be “drying” your milk. I recomend to avoid it until you want to actually stop breastfeeding. Fenugreek works opposite. Good luck and lots of love to the New little root
The kitchen?!?! Bah! I’ve never had a baby, but having one at home sounds marvellous! Glad to hear you and baby are ok! All the best 🙂
Being a mother is the nicest thing! Congratulations! Enjoy every minute with your little baby boy!
Congratulations lovely lady!! What a beautiful post to read. I am bursting with happiness for you. xxx
Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful little boy. From one Mother to another, cherish him, my baby boy is now 18 and has brought me more joy than I ever knew there could be and you too will know that special joy that only a mother can, through that wonderful boy of your very own. They are so precious and the years will fly by in a whirl of life’s moments. Stop and stay a while, don’t rush through, savour the “now time” as it is all we really have in each moment. Your son is going to teach you so much, so hold on tight to his little hand, enjoy the ride and have a blast! 🙂
Oh, congratulations! It’s such a glorious, wonderful, crazy, hazy time. ..I’ll be bookmarking these to make before my second little one arrives in March. Thank you!
Beautiful picture, beautiful mother!
Happy birthday little one:)))
Sara, I’m so so so happy for you. Congratulation!!!
WOWW!! Sarah, congrats and welcome to ‘mom-hood’ where the kitchen will always be the most sacred place to teach your son the power of love, security & warmth can best be felt at mom’s kitchen table! My personal quote: “i cook for my children, what’s your superpower?”. Bless you, take it easy, enjoy every second, all they say is true: they grow up so fast. xoxo from Holland
Born in the kitchen!? Amazing.
Big congratulations to you and your husband!
All the best from Canada,
Hello Mommie 🙂 Welcome to “the other side”, the other life!
Wonderful, just wonderful. Enjoy your new life as much as we enjoy your food.
Yes! So exciting!! Congratulations, Sarah. It has been so much fun following you on your pregnancy journey (and achieving the coveted prize at the end!). Take it easy, don’t post too much (although I’m glad you posted this… I LOVE fried sage), we’ll all still be here awaiting you eagerly!
Love from London, Canada!
Aww congratulations Sarah! You look amazing! These look great! As as vegan, I found myself really craving eggs about a month ago, and then realized that I hadn’t replaced my empty jar of coconut oil in a while. Once I introduced the coconut oil back into my life the egg cravings went away. Not that there’s anything wrong with you eating eggs, I just thought I would throw my experience out there for ya! 🙂
The photo of you holding your son brought a tear to my eye, thinking of my little bundle born almost 15 years ago. Time flies so quickly, enjoy every minute. Meals become simpler, the house a bit dustier, but the bonds of family become stronger, that’s what important!
Jeeeeeee so happy for you Sarah!!
Congratulations Sarah! I am so happy for you, I wish your new family a peaceful and sweet Holiday Season. Sending you lots of good energy and thoughts!
YEAY! congratulations sarah! how exciting 😀 wonderful picture of you and the little man and sweet recipe can’t wait to try it! xo, Nada
Congratulations!!! I’ve been checking back every day to see when your little one would arrive, I am so overwhelmed with happiness for you <3
Congratulations! What a beautiful post and recipe.
Congratulations, beautiful Sarah (+co)!!!! My heart bursts for you and your little love!!! So happy for you.