Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pregnancy Cravings KICKED: Recipe finds


Health specialists aren't exactly sure why pregnant women experience cravings in early pregnancy, but I've always imagined that whatever I wanted, the baby needs. That being said, if you are consuming an entire chocolate cake, this may not be the case! For each pregnancy, I've experienced different cravings.

Milk
Onions
Black Pepper
 THIS is why I decided to start a recipe series dedicated to the weird and strange things that Preggers choose to, or rather their bodies choose for them, to eat.

What do (did) you crave??



Week #1: Pickled Red Onions (This sounds good even now!)
Recipe courtesy http://simplyrecipes.com


Ingredients
  • 1 lb red onions (about 2 med or 1 large), thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
Spices
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 star anise
  • Dash red pepper flakes

Method
1 Blanch red onions in a saucepan of boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain in colander.
2 While the water is heating in step 1, in a separate saucepan combine the vinegar, sugar and spices. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
3 Add blanched, drained onions to the vinegar mixture. Simmer for 1 minute.
4 Transfer to a glass jar. Allow to stand until cooled. Will keep several weeks refrigerated.
Makes 1 1/2 pints.

4 comments:

Mary said...

Ha, just plain pickels!!! I'm "following" your blog from the hop and would love a follow back - thanks!

Mary
http://Redo101.blogspot.com

Xenia said...

Funny! I craved those boxed small powder sugar-covered donuts... or maybe I just really wanted an excuse to eat a bunch of them. Mmmmm!

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