Changing tastes with the seasons…

September 13, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian, 

Normally this time of year I am savoring every last bit of the bountiful produce that is on its way out. Succulent tomatoes, savory eggplant and summer squash, fresh basil and of course, the last of the cold, juicy peaches... Unfortunately this year I am “plagued” with 24/7 “morning” sickness that has left me without a taste for the beloved summer produce. It is ironic that this year our basil plants were bountiful and I cannot even stomach the smell. I am not without hope though, as the summer season ends, fall brings some flavors that may be a bit more appealing to my 2nd trimester body. Already I have consumed the first of the apple crop, without any protest from my ornery body. The thought of root vegetables, butternut squash, and kale doesn’t leave me squeamish; I have hopes that as the leaves slowly vanish, so will my constant nausea. Perhaps I will be able to truly enjoy the upcoming holiday feasting and have the energy and appetite for cooking and baking once again.

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