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post #41 of 194
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i'm such a carnivore..
I know what you mean. I was a vegetarian from the time I was twelve until I was almost 25. I had just graduated law school and had a friend who traveled to third-world countries, handing out food, teaching kids to read, all that hippie nonsense. I didn't know what I was going to do next yet, so I went with him to Kenya.

Talk about culture shock.

I knew going into it that maintaining my diet (in addition to no meat I was also avoiding gluten, eggs, most diary, etc.) was going to be rather difficult so it wasn't a huge shock to me when it happened.

Still, I strongly advise against the first piece of meat you eat in nearly 13 years being a goat that's cooked partially in the ground in the middle of the desert.

. . . That being said, had an the most awesome broccoli, squash and cheese omelette and home fries for breakfast, followed by a freshly baked raisin croissant. Delicious! (imagine me kissing my fingers and raising them in salute here)
post #42 of 194
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Tonight my three closest girlfriends (DF refers to us as the Ivy-League verison of the Sex and the City group) came over with takeout from at least half a dozen different restaurants, popsicles (my latest obsession), and a bag full of DVDs. While we ate and watched the movies they helped me finish up packing for the move this weekend.

All of the food was great, but I have to tell you this: if you're in New York at any time go here and order the meatball sliders.

I may or may not have eaten them all before my friends could get all of the boxes out of the bags.

ETA: If you can't get to New York you can still experience the wonder that are The Little Owl's meatball sliders: recipe. Thanks, Smitten Kitchen!
post #43 of 194
I hadn't had any cravings until today. When I got home, I was just craving MUSTARD. I had to have it. So I told my husband, and we decided to make dirty rice New Orleans style, with mustard powder in the mix. It smelled so good while it was cooking, but with the first bite I knew it wasn't enough. So I grabbed the deli mustard bottle and put a good big dollop on each bite. MMMMMMMMMMM! I probably ate about a quarter cup of mustard tonight, and it was so good!!
post #44 of 194
Yesterday I HAD to have vegetable soup with dumplings. It was divine. Except now the thought of eating the leftovers makes me want to die.

Today I picked up wraps on the way home, thinking it was JUST THE THING I wanted. And then I had to choke it down.

Now DH is out picking up pastries.
post #45 of 194
Pirogi... With my first baby, my son, it was a twisted, unstoppable need for KETCHUP!!! I was working at a club in Nashville at the time... I worked late and would order giant boxes of french fries from this ethnic place, can't remember what variety of ethnic now, and I would ask for tons of ketchup. They gave me three little plastic tubs of tomato paste. Like they didn't have ketchup or something. One of the door guys was a doll and got me a bottle of ketchup from somewhere. That said... I don't even like ketchup, never really did. I ate more ketchup in three months than I have ever eaten in my life. Weird.

So I am thinking boy this time, a few days ago I was thinking girl. But the sickness has finally hit and I am hungry Hungry HUNGRY for comfort, childhood-food junk. It was the same with my son(ketchup is sooo junk)... I would love a big plate of tuna-noodle casserole with peas and mayo in it, or crappy box macaroni(maybe with ketchup on top, eww I know), any kind of pasta would be awesome. It sucks, because I restrict wheat because of a bad senstivity. *WAAH* We have tons of homegrown super high quality pork in the freezer, awesome free-range eggs, garden fresh veggies waiting to be picked... And all I want is noodles covered in salty creamy sauce. Or potato chips. God, chips would be awesome right now. Well... I have been really digging the radishes. I am eating about twenty of them a day(or more), no joke. I have gobs in the garden. They make me burp, but they don't make me sick. I guess that is a slightly redeeming food amidst all the crap I am dying for.

Just as an aside note... With my son I ate a variety of foods, pretty much indulged all of my cravings, healthy balanced meals for the most part. He is a carb-eater though... Potatoes, bread, pasta. With my daughter I was trying really hard to be vegan(pregnant in a new relationship, ouch)... I lived off of bread, pasta and oatmeal. I was starving all the time. I wanted everything I "couldn't" have. Like the stuff that I consider healthiest now(I am a TFie)-Organ meats, quality cheese, butter, eggs. The only stuff she really cares to eat is rich dairy products, eggs, and meat. She'll occasionally eat pasta, after picking all the meat out first. At the end of dinner, they end up trading plates so she can eat his meat and he can have her potatoes. *haha* I don't know how that fits into this convo(knocked up ramblings*haha*)... I guess I am just wondering why this baby wants all of the things that are bad for me and none of the things that I know I should be eating to put together a healthy baby. I'm so HUNGRY and have nothing I want! When I do eat(really healthy stuff, it's all we have), it just sits there and makes me feel sick and sleepy. Somebody break out the violin and play be some sad music, please.
post #46 of 194
Last night I ate a burger, fries, and a two scoop small cone from Ben and Jerries.

It was the best evening I've had in weeks!

Before I was pregnant, I had cut sugar completely out of my diet. The past week, sweet things have just looked incredibly appealing, but I'm worried that I need to get back on the wagon.
post #47 of 194
I hear you on the sweets. Yesterday I made rice krispie squares ... the only other time I have made those was when I was pregnant with DS. I hope that's a good sign!
post #48 of 194
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I would love a big plate of tuna-noodle casserole with peas and mayo in it, or crappy box macaroni(maybe with ketchup on top, eww I know), any kind of pasta would be awesome.
I am so having this tonight!! I am going to add mushrooms and melted mozarella too! Aahhh! New craving!

We try to eat TF too. Cheese counts, right?
post #49 of 194
I had 2 seperate dreams last night that I ate warm tuna sandwiches. it's been spinach and sushi and strawberries that i've been craving awake...
post #50 of 194
Pirogi... Cheese totally counts. I think I am gonna get the stuff for tuna noodle casserole at the store today. It just sounds SOOO good. Whole wheat noodles makes it healthy-ish, right?

Stormgirl... SUSHI!!!! I love sushi! Is it okay to eat preggers? Generally I am not touchy about that kind of thing(cast iron gut and great immunity) but I wonder about sushi. Maybe it's like kombucha... Okay to consume while pregnant if you ate it before you were. Heck, I had it a couple of weeks ago, which puts my consumption within this pregnancy... I guess it's okay.
post #51 of 194
I read somewhere when I was pregnant last time that sushi is actually really good for you. Over in Japan, they want their pregnant women to eat a lot of sushi because it's so good for you. I'd say make sure you have a reputable source and indulge yourself!
post #52 of 194
I made this to make up for my sushi craving and it was fantastic! http://danatreat.com/2009/04/sushi-rice-salad/
post #53 of 194
Oh my...someone said tuna cassarole....oh yum....

DH is going to make a lasagna tonight. I'm practically drooling just thinking about it.
post #54 of 194
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I've been in DF's apartment finishing up his packing for the move this weekend since my GYN appointment earlier.

I made it to the kitchen and decided, "Hell, it'll be much easier just to buy more food than to transport this stuff all the way from the Upper West Side to Brooklyn."

And that's why I'm sitting in between boxes mugs and mixing bowls eating the oddest assortment of foods I ever have in my life: greek yogurt with honey, re-heated homemade Irish beef stew, carrots dipped in Ranch dressing (I usually HATE Ranch dressing), a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato (okay, two grilled cheese sandwiches), pickles (cliché, much?), green and black olives, poached eggs on toast, and popcorn (I needed something to eat while I re-heated and cooked!).

Gross, right? I know! But, oh my goodness. The yogurt? I may leave DF for it.


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DH is going to make a lasagna tonight. I'm practically drooling just thinking about it.
Ooo! Lasagna.

And the plotting begins . . .
post #55 of 194
Weird. Last pregnancy I was veg going in but craved meat. Went back veg after pregnancy. I started eating meat again in October and now with this pregnancy, I don't want meat. At least not if I have to cook it. I've had eggs and toast twice today.

A new aversion today is tomato sauce. Wheeeeeeeee.

I have far more aversions than cravings still.
post #56 of 194
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Weird. Last pregnancy I was veg going in but craved meat. Went back veg after pregnancy. I started eating meat again in October and now with this pregnancy, I don't want meat. At least not if I have to cook it. I've had eggs and toast twice today.

A new aversion today is tomato sauce. Wheeeeeeeee.

I have far more aversions than cravings still.
I only have aversions to the stuff that's made me sick. The Irish beef stew is the first beef I've had since a friend's birthday party. Also, we went to DF's parents house last weekend and his mom made her famous mazto ball soup, which was my very first craving and my inspiration to start this thread, and I couldn't even look at or be in the same room with it. DF ended up having to explain to his mom that it wasn't her fault, it was just that it was the first thing I got sick on. She had four kids so she understood completely and took away everyone's bowls, even my soon-to-be BIL's mid-bite. I must say, it made me like more than I ever have before.

I feel you on the cooking the meat thing. When I gave up being a vegetarian after over twelve years it was one thing to have an order of fish and chips with my friends but quite another to fillet fish in my kitchen myself.
post #57 of 194
That sushi salad recipe looks pretty yummy on its own, thanks!...but what I'm craving is NIGIRI sushi, melt in your mouth raw slices of delicious yellowtail and salmon and tuna. Sigh. The risk is probably too high, but I did have it a couple weeks ago, too, and I was pg then, I just didn't know it. I think it's a parasite thing? If you did have a bad sushi experience what would happen? Cuz, man! It sounds divine.

I made a yummy tamale pie with polenta, baked chicken and a thick spinach and tomato sauce sprinkled with feta for supper last night.

Maybe spanakopita tonight....
post #58 of 194
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That sushi salad recipe looks pretty yummy on its own, thanks!...but what I'm craving is NIGIRI sushi, melt in your mouth raw slices of delicious yellowtail and salmon and tuna. Sigh. The risk is probably too high, but I did have it a couple weeks ago, too, and I was pg then, I just didn't know it. I think it's a parasite thing? If you did have a bad sushi experience what would happen? Cuz, man! It sounds divine.
I ate sushi last night. Too good to deprive myself of it. I'm partial to the salmon (in sushi and pretty much everything else - it's like my favorite food and the thing I missed most when I was a vegetarian).

I think the risk is pretty minimal, really. Just another one of those things that the modern medical community have made a big ruckus over to scare women. I'm sure a lot of other people here can give you links about it. It's just one of the many reasons I like everyone here so much.

Since you had it a few weeks ago I don't think it would be bad to have it again, but it's a personal choice - you need to make the decision that YOU feel most comfortable with.
post #59 of 194
I want a pasty. I would do insane things for a taste of this delectable food. I'm contemplating making them right now even though I just forced everyone in the house to eat cold sandwiches for dinner again. My family thinks I'm nuts. I won't cook for DAYS because nothing sounds good and then the light bulb goes off and I find *THE* food I absolutely must have.

I wish I lived in Northern Michigan. Pasties are all over the place there. They don't know how good they have it.
post #60 of 194
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I want a pasty. I would do insane things for a taste of this delectable food. I'm contemplating making them right now even though I just forced everyone in the house to eat cold sandwiches for dinner again. My family thinks I'm nuts. I won't cook for DAYS because nothing sounds good and then the light bulb goes off and I find *THE* food I absolutely must have.

I wish I lived in Northern Michigan. Pasties are all over the place there. They don't know how good they have it.

MAN now I want a pasty!!!! I don't eat gravy on mine just a TON of ketchup.
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