The first trimester for me has been all about battling nausea, managing mood swings and satisfying those weird cravings. Speaking of cravings, just want to show you what I’ve been craving for in the past months.
Green mangoes has been my one constant craving all throughout the first three months. I dip it in Kikkoman soy sauce (Yes it has to be that brand) or good old bagoong (shrimp paste). I munch on these practically anytime of the day.
I have a bottle of pickles at home that I take out of the fridge every time the taste buds call for it. I do miss those whole salty pickles that I’ve tried in the US. The kind served with a bunch of fries and fatty cheeseburgers. Those are simply the best! Wonder where I can find those in Manila?
There was one whole week when I ate nothing but avocados. I asked our helper to cut em up, add milk and chill it. While she was working in the kitchen, all of a sudden I heard the loud buzz of the blender in action and that’s when I realized what she was doing. It was too late for me to say “stop!!!”. Needless to say, we ended up with a large batch of mushed avocado puree. I almost wanted to cry but when I tasted it, I realized it wasn’t bad after all. I ate it all the same even if the texture was like baby food.
Santol makes me happy. When I was pregnant with Tala I also craved santol. One time Mr. D’s relatives from the province sent a whole bunch of santol and I couldn’t be happier. At one time I had nine santols that I just lovingly gazed at. I remember that I went upstairs briefly and left my “babies” on the table to get something. When I came back to the dining room, I found Mr. D munching away happily on two santols that he peeled and was dipping in rock salt. I went hysterical. I cried and cursed at him like a mad devil woman. I scared the crap out of him. If he pulls that one on me again, the claws are coming out again so I am guarding my santols with my life.
Adobong kangkong happens to be one of my favorite dishes. I consider this a pregnancy craving as I find myself looking for this at odd hours of the day. When I took this pic it was at 4am and I just finished a whole plate before going back to bed.
I’ve been craving for anything tomato-based. If I can only chug down a bottle of ketchup I would have. I went to the grocery and bought this for myself. I closed my eyes to savor every sip. I asked Mr. D to taste it and he almost vomited. haha. 🙂
What did you crave for when you were pregnant? 🙂