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2011-11-11 06:58:15 PM

What Knot: When I was pregnant, all I craved was taco bell. I'm still not over the guilt of eating that crap when I was pregnant.


When I was preggo w/ my first kid, it was McD's fried chicken sandwiches and water from the inside
of ice cubes that had frozen *just* enough to form a shell around the water.

With my second son, it was Taco Bell's chalupas. I lost count of the number of times I sent my poor,
beleaguered husband on a chalupa run at 1am. Oh...and cream cheese on cinnamon graham
crackers.

These days, its a homemade remoulade sauce that I make - spicy mustard, mayo, and sweet relish.
Mix it all up and slather it over fish, chicken, what have you. Mmmmm good.

My mother would grab frozen hot dogs out of the freezer and eat them with mustard when she was
pregnant with me. I think that explains a lot.
 
2011-11-11 06:58:49 PM
Well after reading a lot but not all of the comments I have come to the realization that my weird cravings aren't even a teensy bit odd. I love to dip french fries in white gravy and my favorite, cantalope slices with white gravy over it.

While I was prego with my daughter I craved Tootsie Rolls, the mini ones, a regular size would work but they didn't taste as good to me. And with my son it was cream cheese, on everything bread-like, or just a bit nipped off the block.
 
2011-11-11 07:10:57 PM

Tziva: Adjective Bird Whiskey: Grilled cheese and tomato soup is awesome. Also you can substitute chili for the soup. But f*ck yeah.

I'll bet my roasted pepper soup would be really good with a grilled cheese sandwich.

/making it tomorrow. SO EXCITED I LOVE THIS SOUP.


Do you have a recipe for this soup?
 
2011-11-11 07:11:03 PM
Once when I was high and there was very little food in the house I ate instant mashed potatoes with cajun spice and honey. I don't know what that was about. Conversely, when I was pregnant and not high, I craved normal stuff such as pb&j for breakfast, and chocolate ice cream every day after lunch. Also when pregnant, I thought cigarette smoke smelled really good. That's way weirder than craving pb&j.
 
2011-11-11 07:16:41 PM
I went back and forth between gagging and making mental notes on food combos for the future, all in one go.

Especially gagging, but especially noting.
 
2011-11-11 07:19:08 PM
I love mayo, but it has to be Best Foods/Hellman's. Nothing else tastes quite right.

The craving is for mayo mixed with some ketchup and Worcestershire sauce for dipping salami and pepperoni. Great for a meat dip with fondue too.

Nothing terribly strange though.
 
2011-11-11 07:27:57 PM

Mannax: Tziva: Adjective Bird Whiskey: Grilled cheese and tomato soup is awesome. Also you can substitute chili for the soup. But f*ck yeah.

I'll bet my roasted pepper soup would be really good with a grilled cheese sandwich.

/making it tomorrow. SO EXCITED I LOVE THIS SOUP.

Do you have a recipe for this soup?


YES I DO.

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Ingredients
3 red bell peppers
1 yellow bell pepper
1 sweet onion, chopped
1 stalk of celery, chopped
6 garlic cloves, peeled & minced
3-4 cups vegetable stock
(Lazyman's stock: carton of vegetable broth + 1 small can of V8 juice)
Flour
Basil
Salt & Pepper

(If you want leftovers to freeze or are feeding a lot of people, I recommend doubling this)

Directions:
1. Cut peppers in half or quarters, remove the seeds, pith and stems. Line baking sheet or broiler pan with foil and arrange peppers on pan so they are not overlapping. Broil until the skins are black and blistered. Alternatively, blacken over flame.

2. Move peppers to a ziploc bag to steam and cool.

3. In a stockpot, add garlic, onion, celery, basil and 2/3 cup of your stock and boil until the stock reduces. Lower the heat and stir until onion is soft.

4. Sprinkle ~tablespoon flour over the onion to thicken then gradually stir in remaining stock.

5. Remove peppers from bag, peel of the skins (discard) and chop up the peppers.

6. Add peppers to stockpot and bring to a boil. Cover the pot and simmer for at least 5 minutes (I do more like 20). Turn off heat and allow soup to cool slightly.

7. With a slotted spoon, transfer the peppers, onions, celery and garlic to food processor (or blender) and pulse until blended but textured. Or use a stick bender if you have one and just do it in the pot.

8. Transfer back to stockpot and stir back into the stock. Thicken or thin the soup as desired using additional stock (or V8) or flour. Bring to a boil. Add spices to taste.


Sorry the ingredients aren't exact. Whatever the original recipe was, I've heavily modified it and so there is a lot of estimation.

Also sorry it's not a weird food.

If anyone makes it, tell me how it does with grilled cheese.
 
2011-11-11 07:31:06 PM

Tziva: Mannax: Tziva: Adjective Bird Whiskey: Grilled cheese and tomato soup is awesome. Also you can substitute chili for the soup. But f*ck yeah.

I'll bet my roasted pepper soup would be really good with a grilled cheese sandwich.

/making it tomorrow. SO EXCITED I LOVE THIS SOUP.

Do you have a recipe for this soup?

YES I DO.

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Ingredients
3 red bell peppers
1 yellow bell pepper
1 sweet onion, chopped
1 stalk of celery, chopped
6 garlic cloves, peeled & minced
3-4 cups vegetable stock
(Lazyman's stock: carton of vegetable broth + 1 small can of V8 juice)
Flour
Basil
Salt & Pepper
(If you want leftovers to freeze or are feeding a lot of people, I recommend doubling this)

Directions:
1. Cut peppers in half or quarters, remove the seeds, pith and stems. Line baking sheet or broiler pan with foil and arrange peppers on pan so they are not overlapping. Broil until the skins are black and blistered. Alternatively, blacken over flame.

2. Move peppers to a ziploc bag to steam and cool.

3. In a stockpot, add garlic, onion, celery, basil and 2/3 cup of your stock and boil until the stock reduces. Lower the heat and stir until onion is soft.

4. Sprinkle ~tablespoon flour over the onion to thicken then gradually stir in remaining stock.

5. Remove peppers from bag, peel of the skins (discard) and chop up the peppers.

6. Add peppers to stockpot and bring to a boil. Cover the pot and simmer for at least 5 minutes (I do more like 20). Turn off heat and allow soup to cool slightly.

7. With a slotted spoon, transfer the peppers, onions, celery and garlic to food processor (or blender) and pulse until blended but textured. Or use a stick bender if you have one and just do it in the pot.

8. Transfer back to stockpot and stir back into the stock. Thicken or thin the soup as desired using additional stock (or V8) or flour. Bring to a boil. Add spices to taste.

Sorry the ingredients aren't exact. Whatever the original recipe was, I've heavily modified it and so there is a lot of estimation.

Also sorry it's not a weird food.

If anyone makes it, tell me how it does with grilled cheese.


Needs more garlic, friend.
 
2011-11-11 07:37:08 PM

Indubitably: Needs more garlic, friend.


I always tone down garlic quantities for the official typed copy, but in reality I just keep adding garlic to everything until it tastes like garlic. I love garlic. Six might be borderline for people who are not garlic fans, but I probably end up adding double that.

One thing I do remember about this one from the original recipe? One clove.

WHO CAN EVEN TASTE IT WITH ONE CLOVE AMONGST 4 PEPPERS.
 
2011-11-11 07:38:14 PM

Current Resident: I take swigs right from the Worcestershire sauce bottle sometimes.


I thought I was the only one to do that!

(Also makes an interesting marinade for chicken.)
 
2011-11-11 07:40:19 PM
Rapeseed with rapeseed.
 
2011-11-11 07:42:39 PM
Ice cream and Hot Sauce

FOR SCIENCE!

Would not recommend.
 
2011-11-11 07:47:09 PM
I like to eat Ovaltine. Not drink it, EAT it. Right out of the jar.
 
2011-11-11 07:50:18 PM

LlamaGirl: I like balut.


Oh good God! :( just looking at that scares me! Is it really that good?
 
2011-11-11 07:53:57 PM

4seasons85!: LlamaGirl: I like balut.

Oh good God! :( just looking at that scares me! Is it really that good?


According to most....no. But it is a delicacy in the Philippines.

/The Filipinos I know hate the stuff.
//Haven't had the opportunity to try it, would probably pass on it if I did.
 
2011-11-11 07:55:31 PM
I know it might sound disgusting, but I've been really craving Subway lately.
 
2011-11-11 07:56:24 PM

kwame: When I'm sick all I want is a hundred grilled cheese sandwiches.


^this
Soft bacon and Gruyere with a good stone ground mustard on pumpernickel for me though
 
2011-11-11 08:02:00 PM
greek/kalamata olives. just by themselves. its been said already but that is one of my bigger cravings.

also, onion and garlic nan from my local indian joint. too damn tasty.
 
2011-11-11 08:09:53 PM
tomcat1346: I like to eat Ovaltine. Not drink it, EAT it. Right out of the jar.

Oh good god, Ovaltine. Oftentimes I'll have a cup of milk to add it to, and then spend about 5 minutes dipping the spoon in the milk and then into the Ovaltine so that it will stick. Ovaltine FTW.
 
2011-11-11 08:10:49 PM
I eat chocolate Ovaltine powder out of the canister. With a spoon. Every night.

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2011-11-11 08:13:26 PM
A mayonnaise sandwich.
Bread + mayo. That's it.
Only did it once. I like mayo enough, I might do it again. Love mayo.
 
2011-11-11 08:14:53 PM
Scrapple. Thinly sliced and fried up crispy, usually served with pancakes and syrup. Dipping the scrapple in the syrup is manditory.
 
2011-11-11 08:20:15 PM

SassyMcSassalot: Kyro: Smear peanut butter on a waffle, then curse my name for your new addiction.

Rookie mistake. Nutella on a waffle is just bliss.

/recently tried PB2 and Chocolate PB2 - much better for me, but still takes care of the craving.


This is the ONLY thing my 20-month-old son will eat for breakfast.
 
2011-11-11 08:21:51 PM

tomcat1346: I like to eat Ovaltine. Not drink it, EAT it. Right out of the jar.


I was hitting refresh and scrolling upward to find my comment and noticed someone else does the same as me. Good. I don't feel so bad now. Ovaltine-Eaters unite!
 
2011-11-11 08:21:55 PM
Cottage cheese mixed with tuna fish and pork n beans.
 
2011-11-11 08:34:07 PM

vernterv: Jake Havechek: French fries dipped in Thousand Island dressing.

I mix ketchup and mayo to dip.


*Ding*
You just hit my favorite way to eat fries. I just wolf them down until they're all gone.
 
2011-11-11 09:09:53 PM

astoreth: Scrapple. Thinly sliced and fried up crispy, usually served with pancakes and syrup. Dipping the scrapple in the syrup is manditory.


Ohhhhhhh this. I love scrapple. My mom was visiting my grandparents up north recently
and brought me back a brick of the stuff. Sadly, we lost power for a couple of days and
it all went bad before I could even use it.

/ hullk sad...
 
2011-11-11 09:23:25 PM
Most intense craving I ever had was during a group study session. I made a sandwich using Wonder bread, chunky peanut butter, marshmallow fluff and chocolate magic shell topping. The peanut butter was the kind you keep in the fridge, so putting the magic shell stuff on top of it actually worked. I was 22, it was delicious at the time and I have no regrets, but I am never eating something like that again because the sugar content alone kept me up for hours.

AlanSmithee: Rapeseed with rapeseed.


You said rapeseed twice.

/obligatory
 
2011-11-11 09:32:14 PM

TapDancingTamarin: raygundan: Ponzholio: James72: Eutamias21: Grilled cheese dipped in ketchup is divine.

Try it with Tomato soup, instead of ketchup.

Or without tomato soup or ketchup. Grilled cheese needs nothing else! IT STANDS ALONE!

Try your cheese without a bunch of toasted stale bread around it, too. THE CHEESE STANDS ALONE.

Hi-ho the derry-o, the cheese stands alone.

/obscure?


Not according to the farmer in the dell.
 
2011-11-11 09:37:33 PM
When I was a kid I used to add chocolate Quick powder to plain yogurt. Only thing I ever craved when I was pregnant was sopapillas. These days the only things I really ever crave are cheeseburgers (when my iron's low), Laffy Taffy (just because it's hard to get here), poutine, mashed potatoes with seasoning salt, and occasionally mocha SlimFast (I can't stand SlimFast in general, but for some reason mocha Boost or Ensure just won't do). Oh, and I always scramble/fry eggs in a tablespoon of Italian or Greek Feta salad dressing.
 
2011-11-11 09:37:50 PM
wait, wait, just thought of a savory-sweet sublime, homemade bestest, it be the serrano pepper infused into a jellied sweet mass of fiery goodness with fruit to yer flavor, but key is the fire of the peppery...

;)
 
2011-11-11 09:38:28 PM

Kasira: Pickle juice, but I think that's normalish.

I always give in to my food cravings. I wouldn't be craving it if my body didn't need it, right?


I range in cravings, but I try to give in to them as much as I can on that principle--my body knows what it needs better than I do. Typically it's meat, but PMS comes with varied ones. Pickle juice, chocolate, and cornstarch were the strangest.

/Interesting factoid: 'jimmy' sprinkles? They're cornstarch. And yes, you will eat a full bottle of them before you realize you'r PMSing.
 
2011-11-11 09:50:14 PM
You people sound fat !

/I keed
 
2011-11-11 09:50:22 PM

Kalashinator: AtticusFinchEsq: Also, why are we sharing this thread with the dirty liters? I take issue with this. I don't want to know things that make them more disgusting than they already are.

Tough titties.

Once every blue moon I beg my ex to make me a bowl of this. (new window)

Mmmmm....duck blood soup.


You're either high or lying. Why would you willingly eat cooked bird blood?
 
2011-11-11 10:26:57 PM
I cannot have Magic Shell around, particularly white chocolate. Otherwise I just keep pouring it on the ice cream, waiting for it to harden, then eating it. Repeat. The ice cream takes a big back seat.

/Never have the fun trashy stuff around anymore
//Being a grown-up sucks
 
2011-11-11 10:41:06 PM

Inhalien: Kalashinator: AtticusFinchEsq: Also, why are we sharing this thread with the dirty liters? I take issue with this. I don't want to know things that make them more disgusting than they already are.

Tough titties.

Once every blue moon I beg my ex to make me a bowl of this. (new window)

Mmmmm....duck blood soup.

You're either high or lying. Why would you willingly eat cooked bird blood?


biatch tricked me the first time, said it was some sorta gazpacho-type dish. I ate it, and liked it, and wasn't told what it actually was until I was finished. I almost barfed, but got over it when I realized it tasted good when I thought it was anything BUT a blood dish. I can handle it without gagging at the thought of what's in the bowl in front of me.
 
2011-11-11 11:07:25 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2011-11-11 11:44:45 PM
Rye toast, strawberry jam, crackles, topped with an egg with the yolk still runny. Bonus points if this is made over an open fire.
 
2011-11-12 01:11:51 AM
I really want to know what penguin tastes like.
Also porcupine.
 
2011-11-12 01:17:48 AM
Something has changed drastically with my tastes in the last few months. I used to crave chocolate and ice cream so badly that I'd get cranky if it wasn't in the house. I don't know what happened, but I crave healthy food now. My mouth actually started watering at the thought of veggies the other day. WTH? I have lost a lot of weight over the last few years, but I never ever thought I'd lose the sugar cravings. It seriously made me wonder if I was sick or had cancer or something. If you knew me (and the former 400 pound me) you'd be confused too.
 
2011-11-12 01:48:37 AM

ironrat: I really want to know what penguin tastes like.
Also porcupine.


I would think penguin tastes sorta like duck but to the Nth degree, but also really fishy. Just oily and unpleasant.

Porcupines id imagine taste a bit like rabbit, given that theyre both small herbivorous mammals with similar diets, but probably a lot more tender since theyre so much slower moving. The most similar easily available meat would probably be cavy, given that theyre in the same parvorder.

And after some googling on the subject of penguin meat...

Frederick A. Cook, surgeon on the Belgica expedition ... :'It is rather difficult to describe its taste and appearance; we have absolutely no meat with which to compare it. The penguin, as an animal, seems to be made up o fan equal proportion of a mammal, fish, and fowl. If it is possible to imagine a piece of beef, an odriferous codfish, and a canvas-back duck, roasted in a pot, with blood and cod-liver oil for sauce, the illustration will be complete.'

Seems like i was right. Not good eats.
 
2011-11-12 01:59:59 AM
Not sure if this counts, but I eat radishes dipped in Blue Cheese dressing. I've also been known to eat raw onions dipped in spicy mustard. Mmmm
 
2011-11-12 02:15:45 AM

Dazrin: 4seasons85!: LlamaGirl: I like balut.

Oh good God! :( just looking at that scares me! Is it really that good?

According to most....no. But it is a delicacy in the Philippines.

/The Filipinos I know hate the stuff.
//Haven't had the opportunity to try it, would probably pass on it if I did.


I'd probably cry seeing the dead baby duck. And cringe at the thought of crunching into his skull! :(
 
2011-11-12 03:22:57 AM
Canned mushrooms. Preferably whole.

//Never been knocked up.
 
2011-11-12 04:10:27 AM
I crave salty-sweet combos when I'm stressed. One year in college during finals I ate Saltine crackers dipped in maple syrup because it was all I had in the house that satisfied that craving (okay, it was actually pretty much all I had in the house at the time).

Ten+ years later, I still crave Saltine crackers dipped in maple syrup when I'm stressed.
 
2011-11-12 05:40:11 AM

Indubitably:

Ha.

The cut of yer jib is yer biz, not mine.

I had clam chowder for lunch.

You?

P.S. See you at the bar.

P.P.S. Seace in our time.



I really did just eat a jar of anchovies while drinking heavily though. I'm gonna miss my bud, he's leaving to move elsewhere because his wife is making him. He's a decorated vet. He bought me beer and played pinball with me while watching me eat anchovies. He still loves me, but he is against eating any fish with scales. He'll eat a catfish though.

/crazy people
//crazy values
///a delicious fish is a good eating fish
////fark your non delicious fish eating religions
//fish
/Mmmm
 
2011-11-12 09:22:06 AM

phatjanus: know of a variation of this ending with a deep-fried Mars bar.


I've never been able to try one of those. There's something about the look of it, seeing the puffy yellow stick and knowing there's chocolate beneath that puts me off every time.

I am told they are delicious.
 
2011-11-12 12:03:45 PM
When I was in my early 20s and in the grip of my second epic bout of severe depression, there was about a 3-month period where the only thing I wanted to eat was fried chow mein noodles, the crispy kind they give you to put in your egg drop soup on the east coast of the US (but not, for some reason, anywhere else I've ever lived). The grocery store sold bags of them from some kosher food company. I ate nothing but those for most of that three months.

I have no explanation for this... when you're in a bad bout of clinical depression, the carb cravings can be pretty intense, but I've never again had one where it was that bad. Or maybe it's just that the case of scurvy I developed was so unpleasant that my self-preservation instinct stops me from being that stupid.
 
2011-11-12 01:06:49 PM

gglibertine: When I was in my early 20s and in the grip of my second epic bout of severe depression, there was about a 3-month period where the only thing I wanted to eat was fried chow mein noodles, the crispy kind they give you to put in your egg drop soup on the east coast of the US (but not, for some reason, anywhere else I've ever lived). The grocery store sold bags of them from some kosher food company. I ate nothing but those for most of that three months.

I have no explanation for this... when you're in a bad bout of clinical depression, the carb cravings can be pretty intense, but I've never again had one where it was that bad. Or maybe it's just that the case of scurvy I developed was so unpleasant that my self-preservation instinct stops me from being that stupid.


It sounds like comfort food, and that is not a bad thing. Anything to lift your spirits when depressed is a good thing when it's food.
 
2011-11-12 01:42:38 PM

KingoftheCheese: /subby
//and yes, the headline is completely true.

That's pretty gross, dude. Did you have a stomach ache later?

Nope. I just had the urge to have some and we didn't have any salad mix in the house. I just opened it up and drank.



What right out of the bottle? That's gross. Don't you have glasses or mugs in your house?
 
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