I knew it would happen from the first time I was pregnant. I have become completely addicted to ALL sorts of food and am currently swinging from one food craving to another. There doesn’t seem to be any logic to it really and the theory of “cravings are your way of your body telling you what you need” don’t really seem to ring true to me. After all, I’m pretty sure my body is not actually NEEDING Pot Noodle. Curry flavour ones. Very very nice Pot Noodle. With the mango chutney. Hmmm. It is possible my body is craving omega 3 fish source though and a love of sardines has been born. I may as well go have tea with my very elderly 80 something neighbours. Sardines on toast is something that is highly underrated and so delicious.
Last time the cravings seemed to be all about the meat, red meat to be precise. I also vaguely recall finishing an entire spit of Donner meat. Umm, eww. This time there is no pattern to anything but I am fairly confident I could take on the guy in Man Vs. Food and get my picture on various walls through the USA. Imagine that? I reckon they probably don’t allow pregnant women to enter. Thinking about it, I’ve never seen one in the audience declaring she’d previously smashed it!
Over the last few weeks I’ve had one very sympathetic
probably doing anything for a bit of peace husband drive me about from destination to destination as I attempt to eat my way through the North West of the UK.
I do realise I probably need to reign the mad cravings missions in a tiny bit. Particularly my frequent visits to Subway at 8am. At first I was a bit paranoid they would look at me like some kind of lunatic. But to my relief there is another guy who visits at exactly the same time. I’m pretty sure he’s not pregnant so I can only deduce he has a subway addiction he needs to be treated for. The order is the same for him every single day; 6 inch chicken teriyaki with all the salad and no sauce. I preferred to make my way through the menu for about two weeks before settling on the veggie patty with all the salad and wonderful jalapenos and sweet chilli sauce. Heaven. Gone by about 11am.
So to give you a flavour of my cravings, glorious cravings, here are some pictures of some of my favourites over the last month. Everything from salty tomatoes to red onions, to lamb biryani, to sour sweets, to coconut biscuits, to grilled smokey sardines, to chocolate rabbits, to ice cold ice pops, to amazing thai mango salad.
If it helps, you should imagine the food advert styling that Marks and Spencers use for all their adverts. Which, by the by, wow…