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ServingSuggestion Mon 19-Oct-15 19:34:53

I'm craving them. Big, fat, juicy ones that need to be eaten in two bites. Maybe with lemon and garlic or sweet chilli or something else delicious.

I'll admit I actually thought prawns were outlawed by the pregnancy healthy eating police as they live in the sea, but a quick google suggests otherwise. YAY.

What is everyone else craving at the moment?

Brummiegirl15 Mon 19-Oct-15 20:03:40

Booze <guilty face>

I'm not really missing the food as such, but oh my life I really miss wine, cocktails, prosecco...


TakesTwoToTango Mon 19-Oct-15 20:28:32

Gooey, stinky, mould-ripened cheese. The type that crawls across the plate of its own accord smile. 3 weeks and 5 days til due date, and counting!!

LBOCS2 Mon 19-Oct-15 20:31:17

Pate. Specifically, chicken liver parfait on brioche with red onion chutney.

We have all of these things in the house, but I can't find anything definitive online anywhere about the levels of vitamin A which are harmful in pregnancy (which is the only reason I'm not eating it; I pretty much ignore the listeria risk foods). I get so annoyed that were not entrusted with the information to make our own judgements on things!

Llouh Mon 19-Oct-15 20:33:14

Beer and rare steak.

4 days...... Hopefully.... I already have the beer and steak in my fridge haha.

pickleandflux Mon 19-Oct-15 20:43:17

Rare steak and stinky cheese!

blondiejess1982 Mon 19-Oct-15 20:45:05

Prosecco... Becks blue is okay but prosecco would be amazing smile or red wine actually.

Sgoinneal Mon 19-Oct-15 20:45:39

Rare steak and proper bearnaise sauce sobs

Mawsymoo Mon 19-Oct-15 20:55:35

I'm with you on the prawns - I've been eating a lot of them. In fact I've been eating lots of seafood in general. Anything cooked is fair game in my book and I've even given in to smoked salmon once which might have been a bit naughty.

I've missed alcohol on a few stressful occasions when I felt like a glass of wine at the end of a bad day would really take the edge off.

LumpySpaceCow Mon 19-Oct-15 21:32:58

I always crave and eat loads of prawns in pregnancy!

Junosmum Mon 19-Oct-15 21:56:09

Mawsymoo - feast yourself on the smoked salmon, it's totally NHS pregnancy food approved!

cloudjumper Mon 19-Oct-15 23:59:27

Soft cheese with mouldy rinds.... Stinky blue cheese.

Don't care about pate or booze, and prefer my steaks medium-well done anyway. Been eating lots of smoked salmon.

But I could kill for some goats cheese!

Awfulknitter Tue 20-Oct-15 10:09:35

I've been eating prawns too. Somebody told me that it's better to have frozen ones - this makes sense to me, I reckon they're going to be fresher as they've probably been frozen soon after being caught. So less of a chance of getting a strange tummy bug from dodgy shellfish! Sainsbury's do some really nice uncooked tiger prawns in their freezer section, I stock up on them when they're on offer as they're rather pricey.

I've basically been craving everything I've been told I can't have! Pate, stinky cheese, rare steak, swordfish...

cloudjumper, have you seen the Chavroux-type goats cheese? It comes in a strange tub that's round at the bottom but square at the top. It's more like cream cheese, so I figure that as cream cheese is okay and it doesn't have a rind it's fine! (It's also not specifically banned by the NHS, check I polished off about half a tub last night...blush It's not quite as tangy as a proper soft goats cheese, but it does help to scratch the itch!

If I had a working grill, I'd also be having goats cheese on toast - those goats cheeses with rinds are okay if they're cooked. I've been daydreaming about a lunch I had in France once, grilled goats cheese on toast drizzled with honey, yum yum yum.

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