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Salutations Readers!

Kalamazoo has good food.
Great food, in fact. We have made it our mission to check out all the local eateries one at a time - and more for our own poor memories than any other reason, we'll be chronicling our adventures in food here. And some places float our boats way more than others, which is why we have developed the very scientific
five golden forks rating scale. Ok. It is not scientific at all. It is actually quite unscientific. But, it is something. And now, you can search all of our reviews by the forks rating. YAY!

But, wait! There's more!
Kalamazoo Foodies no longer just eat at restaurants then review them. There are recipes posted, some easy, some less easy, all delicious. There are, or will be, book reviews, the new
Foodie Movie Review-y which will focus on movies about food or ones that have a lot of beautiful food in them. There are other food musings, and hopefully soon contests and so much more. But, Foodie Friends, it is all about food. Because we love it!
And, we want to hear from you!

We want to hear your comments on our recipes and reviews. We want to know where you love to eat. And, we are looking for GUEST bloggers to broaden our horizons a bit. And, if you haven't found us on Facebook, you should do that too. Like our page for other fun Foodies stuff like photos, polls, and more.

SO KALAMAZOO PATRONS - where do YOU love to eat? Because we'd love to check it out and share our thoughts here. Give us a comment below, and quickly! Our tummies are grumbling in anticipation.

A Note from the Foodies about our typical fair:
So, you may notice as you read our blog that we often order the same thing wherever we go. OK, maybe not quite, but we do often order similar things. Kristin has her caprese salads and mushroom dishes. Kate has her baked goat cheese and things with tofu. Well, readers, we wanted to let you know that this is absolutely intentional. A) We love those things, so why not order what you love? And, B) It is a lot easier to compare apples to apples than it is to compare apples to comquats. So, we like to order similar things to have a good sense of how to compare them. Just wanted to let you in on that little secret. Bon appetit!

Friday, June 15, 2012

My new conundrum

There are so many things they don't tell you about pregnancy until you are in it. I guess you could read some of the books beforehand and get an idea of what might be coming your way, but I suspect, there will still be surprises.

One thing I was not expecting was how every bite of food I put in my mouth, for the most part, is the BEST of that thing EVER. I don't know why this happens, and maybe this doesn't happen to every pregnant woman, but food tastes even better than it did before. That shouldn't be a problem, right? Well, let me explain...

Here I am at 30 weeks. The baby is probably about 4 pounds. I have gained about 20 pounds. And, clearly, my belly is big. So, the problem is that there is NO ROOM FOR ANYTHING ELSE IN THERE right now. And, I know this is only going to get worse.

I was not a good pregnant woman. I didn't start the 6 small meals a day thing when I should have. Instead, I ate 3 regular meals and 3 small snacks. Well, getting a regular meal into that body, is nearly impossible. But, that is the habit I am in. Add to that that everything tastes amazing, so I never want to stop eating what is on my plate. And, we have ourselves a real crises here. So, I eat, like I normally would, and then feel tremendously awful for a few hours afterwards.

You would think that one or two times of this and I would have learned my lesson, right? WRONG! But, I am trying. And, I am sure it will get better soon. I really hope it does. This is only going to get worse and worse as the baby continues to grow. But, it is hard for this foodie to say 'no' to delicious bites.

I am trying to serve myself smaller portions, and trying to get Mr. Foodie to do the same if he is plating us up. But, what happens when I go to a restaurant like Mi Pueblo and order a delicious quesadilla off their new menu? Huh? What then?

Any advice that this food-loving pregnant woman might be able to stomach?


Hillary said...

It's just down willpower. I totally feel your conundrum, though. BTW - you're doing great on the weight gain. I'm sure you're right on track!

Kate Y said...

Thanks, Hillary! I will get the hang of it soon, right?