I admit, I haven't cooked much blog-worthy food lately. Being in my first trimester of pregnancy definitely put a damper on cooking. I barely had the energy to pour a bowl of cereal, much less try anything new and adventurous in the kitchen! Plus, another lovely side effect of my early pregnancy had been that I can eat meat...but I can't stand to cook it - I was throwing up every time I tried to saute chicken or sear a pork chop...definitely not good.
I am now in my second trimester (just barely!) and am feeling better for the most part. I've stopped constantly getting sick and have more energy during the day. I've been slowly introducing more actual cooking into our weekly menus, but have been relying on really simple and easy dishes - mostly because I never know what I'll be craving from one day to the next!
Another fun development with this pregnancy is that I can't stand eating vegetables. I got sick on a salad early on in the pregnancy and since then I can't look at so much as a carrot without feeling green. Thank God for the nutrients in prenatal vitamins! I do crave fruit, so hopefully I'm making up for some of the missed nutrients that way too. It's frustrating though, once I started getting into cooking about 2 years ago, I really started focusing on healthy and balanced meals, trying new veggies and techniques...and now all this kid wants are Taco Bell nachos and burgers! He/she had better not get used to it - once they actually appear on the scene this mom is heading back toward nutritious food!
I'll finish up this particular entry with an example of my latest food weirdness: last night I was sitting on the couch with my husband eating a slice of pepperoni pizza and a big glass of concord grape juice.
I think the last time I had grape juice I was in elementary school! At least it's 100% juice and full of antioxidants, right? Should cancel out the pizza in my mind.
As I get back into some cooking and/or baking, I'll try to keep this blog updated, but for now - to all my mom readers, what are some of the things you craved during pregnancy?