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You Ate What?!

November 18, 2012 — 1 Comment

In honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we thought we take a second to chew on cravings. In exactly 5 short days, those of us in the US will be indulging on turkey, potatoes, cranberries, stuffing, pies, and more.  But, for some of us Preggers Mommas, we’ll be secretly (or not so secretly) longing for more.  Cravings, oh cravings!

I recently could not live without onion rings.  Yes, I said could not live without.  In fact, I made my husband go to a local fast food restaurant drive thru two separate times in one evening.  Yes, 2 times, 1 evening.  I once worked with a woman who only wanted crab legs when she was preggers.  She used to say that she was almost brought to tears when she couldn’t find anyone to go to Red Lobster with her!

These are fairly tame cravings and we know stranger ones exist, for instance, eating jalapenos on ice-cream or sorbet with chips and ketchup.   Those may sound vomit gross to some, but to a few lucky preggers mommas, those bizarre food combinations are tantamount to the food of gods.

Have you had a bizarre pregnancy craving?  Share it with us – we’d love to compare notes!

Do you know what today is?  It’s bittersweet chocolate with almonds day!!  That’s a holiday I can get behind.  Well, any holiday with food I can get behind.  In celebration of bittersweet chocolate with almonds day, I’m going to indulge in one or several chocolate and almond bars.

Can’t do nuts or chocolate? Everyone makes their own traditions for other holidays, so why can’t you do the same for National bittersweet chocolate with almonds day?  Enjoy a Pop-tart, or peanut butter cup, or salad – just be sure to celebrate!

Happy Bittersweet chocolate with almonds day!

C-A-N-D-Y

October 31, 2012 — Leave a comment

The first word I learned to spell was candy. C-A-N-D-Y. Sad, but true. I not only have a sweet tooth, I have sweet teeth. This was more than likely perpetuated by my mother, father, grandfather, brother, aunts, and grandmother. My dad used to keep bowls, yes bowls, of candy on the side table in the living room. My grandfather kept candy in the top drawer of a dresser. My brother once fell and cut his face trying to climb the dresser to get the candy. It’s a long and torrid history between candy and me and my family. I would say it’s much like the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s, but I digress.

It’s Halloween and around this time every year, my sweet teeth flare. It’s sort of like an old knee injury and when the weather turns cold, it starts to ache. My sweet teeth are much the same. When the jack-o-laterns get put out and candy corn starts to appear in the grocery store aisles, my sweet teeth begin to yearn for sugar. Most of the year, I try to avoid candy as much as possible. I try to eat healthy and exercise and limit my sugar intake not only to be healthy, but also because I have ZERO self-control. And when I say zero, I mean zero. Like, chocolate smeared around my mouth and a wild look in my eyes, zero self-control. Sooo, the candy intake stays at a minimum.

But, as October fades into November, a need for candy stirs within me. This year, that stirring may be from a baby, but it’s a stir none the less. My cravings for tuna fish with jalapenos and a side of guacamole have subsided and have been replaced with a very strong desire for chocolate, licorice, taffy, caramel, nugget, and gummie bears. Ahhhh, Halloween!
From all of us, to all of you, we hope you have a happy, safe, and spooktacular Halloween that’s filled with A LOT OF CANDY!

Tea for Two

August 3, 2011 — Leave a comment

Since the heat will not break here, I’ve been looking for any way possible to cool off.  The pool is out of the question for me so I have resorted to staying home, huddled in a cool corner (exciting I know!).  But I am still not completely eluding the heat. Drawing me out of my cool and comfortable retreat are work and errands; two things I just cannot avoid.

In a vain attempt to try and stay cool, I’ve been on the hunt for some refreshing, non-alcoholic drinks.  I recently stumbled upon a very tasty mint iced tea.  In my opinion, it’s a must try!  Hope this helps keep you cool!  Love to hear what you think!

I LOVE dessert.  Period.  I love that there are 2 ‘s’ in dessert.  It reminds of me of grade school spelling – desert has one ‘s’ and dessert has two because you always want seconds on dessert.  I can honesty tell you that I always want seconds on dessert.

Being a dessert lover, I’m naturally an ice cream lover.  A few years ago, I had a sticky toffee pudding ice cream and was smitten.  It was absolutely deslish!  Picture it, vanilla ice cream with caramel streaks and chucks of sticky toffee pudding.  For those of you who don’t know what sticky toffee pudding is, it’s a super moist, super delish cake from England.  It’s made with dates – yes, I know that sounds weird, but trust me it’s so good- and is covered in a toffee sauce.  After my first bite of that ice cream, I knew I had just tasted my dessert destiny.  I had to make sticky toffee pudding.

In search of my dream dessert, I searched the internet for recipes.  After hours, or 10 minutes, of searching I happened upon a blog with a recipe that looked fairly easy and promised outstanding results.  I was expecting pretty good, but little did I know how good!  That weekend I bought all the ingredients and whipped up my first sticky toffee pudding.

The cake was so good, my taste buds were happy, my tongue was happy and my teeth were even happy.  So good, so delightful.  I would post pictures, but the cake never lasts long enough for pictures.  My family is as in love with it as I am.  This dish is a craving you must try at least once!

Try it for yourself!

I love carbs and fat, so naturally I love carbs and fat together.  I know not the healthiest option, but downright tasty!  The other night I was craving pasta salad.  Not the “that sounds really good” craving, but the pregnancy “I must eat it now” craving.  The idea of noodles slathered in mayo and sour cream just sounded finger lickin’ good.

So, I pulled out my old standby pasta salad recipe.  I’ve used it so many times that the paper is stained and crackly.  Even though I was needing carbs, I threw in some veggies just to be safe.  After all, gotta be a little healthy – took a picture just to prove it!  The best part of this recipe is that everything comes together really fast!  You can get the dressing made while the noodles are boiling.

After everything is put together, the recipes says to let is chill for a while.  Sadly, I have little to know self-control (I will eat an entire box of Chocolate chip cookies if they enter my home within a 2 days, yes it’s bad) and dug right in!

Pasta Salad Preggers craving….Squashed!

 Check out this fantastic recipe and make it for yourself!