Our kid must’ve been inspired by a recent Top Chef episode as G suddenly had a craving for a tuna melt with tomato soup. Since she’s not allowed to have tuna, I substituted ham. It’s funny, for someone who lives to eat, G hasn’t really had any cravings. I’m just glad that there was a bit of it tonight, accompanied by some healthy kicks by Junior.
Like pungent rotting eggs… one whiff can send grown men fleeing or scrambling to the nearest durian stall for a quick fix. The smell is so strong that ”No Durian” signs are posted everywhere in Singapore (and other durian-loving countries) from trains to hotels. As if the odor wasn’t enough of a warning to stay away, this proclaimed “king of fruits” also bears sharp spikes that have to be deftly bypassed in order to gain access. Depending on who you ask, the flavor of the flesh inside is like either an ambrosia or spoiled milk.
Two food ingredients that both of us love are pork and garlic, especially garlic. I once made a cream of garlic soup, just because we both enjoyed the smell and taste of this bulbous herb that much. But, three months into the pregnancy, G has developed an aversion to both items. The pork isn’t so bad, she’ll just remove it from the dish (but will eat bacon, nature’s miracle meat). Sadly though, she can no longer stand the smell or taste of garlic. Even a little bit will induce nausea.
I’ve always liked this flavor of Kettle Chips but lately I seem to be able to finish half a pack very easily. One afternoon, I had no appetite so I ate an entire pack for my lunch.
Unfortunately, I can’t justify this craving with the health benefits of sea salt because apparently, it is as healthy or unhealthy as table salt.