1.12.2012

Food to love : Craving a dog...


One of the first questions people ask me besides 'how are you feeling?' 'when are you due?' and my favorite 'are you ready for a baby?' (I mean let's be honest here, is anyone actually ready to bring a child into this world? I didn't think so... Excited? yes. Ready? never.) is 'have you had any cravings?'. And honestly I have not. I think that is mostly due to the fact that I have barely been keeping food down, much less craving anything beyond stale saltine crackers. But, just in the past week all I want is a hot dog. Now, I know you are thinking that is absolutely the worst thing I could put into my body when trying to grow a healthy strong baby, I agree, this is why I have not had one yet! But, my mouth waters every time I think about them. Anyone know of a good veggie-dog alternative? Probably won't be nearly as good as over processed pig parts, but it might satisfy the craving :) It is actually pretty funny because I am very, very particular when it comes to what meat I will and will not eat. I even swore off red meat in college. But, I have always been able to eat a hot dog, and not Whole Foods Hot Dogs... ballpark hot dogs and even movie theater hot dogs... I am a bit ashamed to admit that one. Ha.

Either way, gourmet dogs are a new thing I hear and I have been having vivid dreams of them lately.

Some interesting topping combos I found that are shown above are...

The Greek Dog : Hummus and Cucumber Relish
The Chicago Dog : Pepper, Pickle slice, Tomato and Homemade Mustard
The Chili Dog : Homemade Chili and Classic Coleslaw
The Breakfast Dog : Homemade Egg Salad and Crispy Bacon
The Piccalilli Dog : British Curried Relish
Paella Dog : Spanish Paella and Saffron Sauce

You can see the recipes here and here!

7 comments:

Victoria said...

Have an over processed hotdog. Just do it. Your baby will like it too! All I could think about when pregnant was McDonalds cheese burgers (so bad for me). It's the only think I could keep down. Just...don't forget to take your prenatal vitamins :). Congratulations! I have 2 toddlers and I'm still not "ready"....One day at a time, He'll give you everything you need.

Shel + Stone said...

Ha! Good to know, I love hearing from the more relaxed moms out there! I am already wrought with worry over so many things that it is nice to hear someone tell me to just go for something (especially when it is something I am craving!).

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vsshaw said...

i'm a vegetarian and think that Tofu Pups (found in most natural foods grocery stores) are a good alternative to the real thing. and, after all, once you put all the yummy toppings on it, can you really tell the difference?

Lindsey said...

Field Roast veggie sausages are amazing. I live in Seattle and they are a local company and I get then at whole foods, so they may have them in SD!

Shel + Stone said...

Thanks for the ideas Lindsey and vsshaw! I am definitely going to try out both because I am definitely still craving them :)

Corcoran said...

If you want it... Get it! You crave it for a reason! :) I recently went to Canada and JapaDog was a BIG deal there. Perhaps you could get some ideas from there and build your own gourmet dog.

http://www.japadog.com/

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