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#Microblog Mondays 90: What Are You Craving?

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When I’m feeling super anxious, I crave Special K because I associate it with lunch time at home, where I’m comfortable and in my own space.  Sometimes when I travel, I bring a container of cereal with me and eat it in the hotel room.  Instantly mentally transported.

So I thought this article about food cravings was interesting.  It’s not just about wanting salty foods or sweet foods.  It’s subconsciously remembering that you ate those chips with your friends, and wanting to eat them again to remind yourself of what a good time you had that day on the beach.

Isn’t that interesting?

So what are you craving right now?  And what are your memories associated with that food that you’re trying to access by eating it?


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1 Shilpa { 05.16.16 at 6:19 am }

I m just back from my hometown vacation and I m badly craving for that spicy homemade food

2 Karen { 05.16.16 at 7:15 am }

I’m always craving Indian Food, not that I can eat it – but it reminds me of good friends and happy times. It also makes me feel warm and happy in general. Sadly, it’s not on the gastroparesis diet, as a general rule.

This week I finally made it back to #microblogmondays with a post about how one chooses physicians. http://chezperky.com/2016/05/16/microblog-mondays-how-you-choose-a-physician

3 Queenie { 05.16.16 at 7:26 am }

That’s interesting. I’ve been craving these pastries I used to eat in South America. They are basically puff pastry filled with guava paste and sprinkled with sugar. I used to get them in the morning with a cup of coffee. But now that you point it out, you’re right–not only are they delicious, but I really miss aspects of our life there. Everyone in my family was very happy and settled, and It’s been rather chaotic since our move back to the U.S.

4 Middle Girl { 05.16.16 at 8:07 am }

I am craving roast beef and rice, with buttery biscuits, just the way my grandmother made on Sunday mornings whenever we had to stay overnight. Yum.

5 Catwoman73 { 05.16.16 at 8:20 am }

Every time I’m under extreme stress, I crave Mexican food…. so I’m craving it now like crazy. Later today, I will be making huge bowls of guacamole and pico de gallo to keep in the fridge, and as soon as I can get to the market to find my favourite corn tortillas, I’ll be having a taco night. My mouth is watering just thinking of it!!!

I probably crave Mexican because it reminds me of my days in college, when we would all go out to this great little hole in the wall Mexican restaurant on Friday nights for beer and all-you-can-eat tacos. Those were much simpler times for me, and I would love to feel like that again!

6 a { 05.16.16 at 8:23 am }

I thought I just liked the copious amounts of butter in Chicken Kiev, but I guess I associate it with family dinners and my mom teaching me how to make bechamel (or, as we fancily called it, white sauce).

7 Mali { 05.16.16 at 8:36 am }

How interesting! When I crave Thai food, it will be for all the positive memories of my years there. And ice cream brings back memories of relaxed Friday nights at home growing up.

8 Cyn K { 05.16.16 at 8:54 am }

I’m happy to report that, other than wanting to go back to bed, I’m not craving anything at the moment. For once, not skipping breakfast has lived up to its promises.

9 chandni { 05.16.16 at 9:43 am }

Travelling back from work .. Craving for my comfort food.. a cup of team with some warm buttered toast.. picks up my spirits and energy even in the middle of the night ..


10 Jen@FrugalSteppingStones { 05.16.16 at 10:06 am }

I always crave french fries. Now that I think about it, my Grandma always made homemade fries the old fashioned way, and that is probably why I crave them!

11 Pom { 05.16.16 at 10:57 am }

I love this. I love that nostalgic feeling you get when you eat something that you used to eat in your childhood and all those memories flood back. So amazing. One of the most random things that I like to keep stocked in my pantry is Nido powdered milk. For some reason I used to eat it by the spoonfuls as a kid, and I still love doing it to this day!

12 Linda P. { 05.16.16 at 11:06 am }

Not craving anything right now.
But I noticed about three people mentioned butter or something with butter. Interesting.

13 Beth { 05.16.16 at 11:50 am }

I crave the candy and cookies my grandma always kept around her house (spearmint leaf gummies and toffee Entenmann’s cookies) as well as the Hostess Sno-balls she always sent me when I was away at college. I don’t actually remember eating huge amounts of any of them but they were always present. I don’t necessarily seek them out, but when I see them in a store, I want them. Usually I can resist, but some days I just need a little grandma comfort.

14 Ana { 05.16.16 at 11:52 am }

French fries. When I haven’t slept well and I’m tired & stressed, I crave crispy potato-based foods. I might just go to the cafeteria and get some, after I finish this very much NOT-craved salad I’m having.

15 Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal) { 05.16.16 at 2:04 pm }

I don’t crave anything as healthy as Special K when I’m stressed. I go looking for junk food.

I recently realized Andes mints are particularly comforting when l feel anxious. There was some restaurant that used to bring them after a meal, so it brings me back to happy moments in childhood.

16 Lavonne @ the OCD infertile { 05.16.16 at 2:06 pm }

I still want Wheat Thins and apple juice when I don’t feel well. I had it a lot when I was in the hospital when I was in high school and it still makes me feel a little better drinking ice cold Apple Juice and crunching on some Wheat Thins. LOL!

17 Delenn { 05.16.16 at 2:15 pm }

Just yesterday (after a very busy weekend), I craved pizza, specifically pizza with ground beef. I could picture biting into it, the cheese, sauce and the ground beef. It was a strong craving. We had it for dinner.

One of my cravings is for Tuna fish sandwiches the way my mother made them every Sunday after church–while we were watching the Detriot Lions. I specifically think of those times whenever I have tuna fish sandwiches.

I often crave the many yummy things my Grandma used to bake. And craving certain dishes from restaurants that are no longer existing…kinda annoying. 😉

18 Sharon { 05.16.16 at 2:27 pm }

My most common craving is spicy food: everything from hot green chile (common in my home state of New Mexico) to Indian food to Thai noodles. I rarely crave sugar: even when I want something that has sugar as a main ingredient, I usually really want the texture or mouth feel of the food more than the sweetness.

19 Traci York { 05.16.16 at 2:28 pm }

I’m craving coffee at the moment, but it’s because I’m long overdue on a cup.

I have noticed that when my stomach is upset, I crave Ritz Crackers and Coke. It brings me right back to being sick as a kid – cuddling up on the couch, watching tv while sipping soda and nibbling crackers, trusting my parents were right, and I’d feel better very soon.

20 Shail { 05.16.16 at 2:40 pm }

Salty, anything salty for me 🙂

21 Cristy { 05.16.16 at 4:38 pm }

Given the association of memory with smell and the fact that taste and smell are tightly linked (hence why you can’t taste anything when your nose is stuffed up), this isn’t surprising. But it’s still interesting.

Now I have to think about my cravings.

22 virignia { 05.16.16 at 5:02 pm }

Funny, I had just written about my love of bread. It brings me childhood memories.
I use to say that since I became diabetic, I don’t miss sweets that much, but lasagna and shepherds pie when I am cold or down. I eventually subsititute zuchini for the pasta, works quite well.

23 Jess { 05.16.16 at 9:45 pm }

I am not a huge snacky person, but lately I have been craving these kettle-cooked fruit gel candies from Trader Joe’s — they are made with essential fruit oils and are quite tasty. They’re old fashioned, and maybe remind me a little of Turkish Delight I had as a child when we did stuff with The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe in Vacation Bible School? Maybe. They are also like old fashioned candy shop candies, so maybe they remind me of trips to Cape May where we’d go and get all kinds of fruit slices and those gummy raspberry/blackberry things with the hard little round candies around them. Love those.

24 sharah { 05.16.16 at 10:59 pm }

I have been searching for this powerbar that I got as a sample in a race. Turns out they have been discontinued. Which is sad, because they were awesome. And also kind of scary, because if they are discontinued, where did that race director get enough to fill up swag bags with them?

25 md { 05.16.16 at 11:43 pm }

hmm, i don’t want to think about cravings, as mine are either too unhealthy, or not available here 😛 (anything chocolate, dim sum, red bean pastries/breads)

i notice though, that many times i crave foods that i ate at a particular place, with particular people. i miss starbucks coffee and pastries, not because the taste is so awesome, but because it is associated with morning/afternoon rituals with colleagues, or dim sum lunches at a particular restaurant with my friends. sigh. ok, feeling sad now..

26 Vinitha { 05.17.16 at 1:05 pm }

I crave for a Starbucks chai tea latte now! 🙂

27 Lori Lavender Luz { 05.17.16 at 9:58 pm }

Well, if I weren’t eating Cherry Garcia at the moment, I’d probably be craving it. My sisters and I did sweets a lot when we were kids. We laughed a lot, too, so perhaps that’s what I’m really after.

28 Jessica { 05.18.16 at 6:53 am }

I eat Kellogs Special K sometimes. It works for some people.

29 Lori Shandle-Fox { 05.18.16 at 6:23 pm }

I notice that the past few summer , I’ve started craving watermelon. Good memories of a few big barbecues with friends and all of our families when I was a kid.

30 tasivfer { 05.23.16 at 12:58 am }

When it comes to food, I’m a much better cook than either of my parents was, so if I crave anything it’s always holiday things – and as I’m now in the wrong hemisphere to really enjoy them at the appropriate times.

I’m burnt out. For no good reason, but I feel totally and completely burnt out. I have so much I should be doing at home and at work – but how. And if I may admit the abosolute worst thing in the world: I just want to be alone. I’m an introvert, so I need to be alone to get energy back, but I don’t even want to be near my darling boy or my husband. Even my dog’s demands for pats feel needy. On days I’m home with my son, I’m impatient and just want to run or hide. How the hell can I be that person – after everything? But I want a cave and books and a bed.

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