Weird Food Aversions


I guess it’s hard to sum up my food aversions with Isabel, as I had problems with all food. This time it’s different though… I’m having some particularly odd cravings and, at the opposite end of the scale, food that turns my stomach just thinking about it.

I’ve already mentioned that I’m eating a lot of meat at the minute (way more than is usual for me). Alongside this I just can’t get enough home-cooked food. Don’t get me wrong, I cook the majority of my meals from scratch anyway, but there are days when all I’ve got the energy to do is come home and chuck some chips and a burger in the oven but I can’t even do that. It has to be a home-made curry, or spaghetti bolognese or mince n’ tatties or lasagne … but mostly curry (not doing the heartburn any favours mind you). The idea of a big roast dinner right now: pork belly with roast potatoes, honey roasted carrots, cabbage, apple sauce, mash n gravy — someone stop me before I leave dribble marks on the sofa!

I would love nothing more than to satisfy the fatty in me by nipping to the chippy right now and fetching home a big fat greasy bag of fish & chips, but the very idea has my stomach performing somersaults. I ordered pizza to celebrate passing my driving test last week and didn’t manage more than a slice and a half.

I enjoy good food but this shit is hard work. Anyone want to be my personal chef for a few months?

Jem Turner +44(0)7521056376

9 comments so far

  1. Carly said:
    On December 6, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Awww…. at least Christmas will be a massive treat… a huge yummy home cooked roast!!!!

  2. Aisling said:
    On December 6, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    I’ll do it. I love making big meals. Do you have a slow cooker? That makes it easy. But also, chucking a roasting chicken into a roasting pan with potatoes and veggies = my quick fix for a delicious meal with minimal effort.

    But in all seriousness, I can make you something yummy when I visit in Feb! But by then you could be in your phase where all you eat is pickles and cheese!

  3. Amelie said:
    On December 6, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Aversions to everything = hate. :(

  4. Stephanie said:
    On December 6, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Sounds like your baby is going to be a gourmand! =P

  5. Melissa said:
    On December 6, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    I have this same “problem”. I could eat meat and potatoes or lasagna EVERY DAY. Unfortunately, with two kids already and my husband away, it’s way too much work to put that much effort into food! So I get stuck picking here and there and never really feel satisfied.

  6. Katy said:
    On December 7, 2011 at 10:25 am

    if this child decides he/she wants to be a vegetarian at any point, I do hope you tell them about your pregnancy meat cravings!

  7. Mumblies said:
    On December 7, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Methinks tis time you taught Karl how to cook all those lovely home cooked meals you are craving. Either than or I shall just have to move into your spare bedroom and cook for you until beansprout is born ;) at least you can actually think about food now – it’s far worse if everything to look at makes you hurl.

    P.S. Tesco do have a rather yummy selection of finest home cooked meals, all freezable too nudge nudge ;)

  8. Jessica said:
    On December 10, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Oh, god. Does this mean that if I ever get pregnant that I’ll be craving spicy foods?! LOL In all seriousness, indulge. This is the one time that you can get away with gaining weight and eating whatever your heart desires…probably the main reason I’d love to be preggers. :) Plus, the beansprout may grow up to be a world-class Chef and then you can make him/her cook you the most outrageous things every night. :D Finally, I’d definitely go with the slow-cooker method.

  9. Kristina said:
    On December 10, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    I’ll bring you a warm christmas muffin.
    Considering rejoining the qbee :O