Pickles and Ice Cream: a cheeky cookbook for pregnancy cravings

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Pickles and Ice Cream bacon mars bar craving

Bacon Mars Bar burger, anyone? Go for it! You’re pregnant. And you deserve to give in to your cravings.

Just ask Juarez Rodrigues and Vicky Jacob-Ebbinghaus, the duo behind Pickles and Ice Cream, a cheeky cookbook which take pregnancy cravings to a whole new dimension.

From delicious to downright disgusting, check out this creative collaboration of crazy pregnancy cravings. Straight from the craving of real mums, Pickles and Ice Cream is the ultimate pregnancy cookbook, served with a hilarious twist.

Pickles and ice cream … and everything in between

A lot of combinations are off the table when you are growing a baby. Wine and soft cheese are in the no-taste zone as are super-strong coffee and tiramisu (so unfair). But it’s okay. It’s only for nine months.

As you wait to return to the realm of raw sushi, we’ve got something even better. Tongue-in-cheek cookbook Pickles and Ice Cream dishes up the goods with Masterchefesque meal presentations and hilarious taste ratings. Juarez and Vicky even include ingredients and instructions, you know, just in case you get the maternity munchies while meal planning.

So what’s on the menu? Check out some of our favourite feasts that will make your mouth water and your stomach turn at the same time.

Toothpaste Oreos

Chocolate. Good. Mint. Good. And fresh breath after your feast? Double good.

Bacon Mars Bar Burger

You had me at bacon. And I’m not even pregnant.

Tomato Soup with M&Ms

Taste the rainbow.

BBQ Beetroot

crazy pregnancy cravings beetroot and sauce

Sauce makes everything better, even beetroot.

Ice Blocks with Mustard

Ahhh … refreshing.

Buttered Watermelon

Pickles and Ice Cream book buttered watermelon craving

Or, as we like to call it, Buttermelon.

Garnished Granite

In addition to actual food, some mums crave inedible items, such as rocks. If you are craving inedible items – a condition known as pica that might suggest a nutrient deficiency – have a chat to your doctor about it. And stay out of the garden!

Medley of Soaps

Turns out, colourful soap plated up in fine-dining style still tastes like soap.

Burnt Matches

What’s worse than soap? How about burnt matches? Pass.

Pickles & Icecream book review

Title: Pickles and Ice Cream: Gastronomic Delights for Every Pregnancy Craving
Authors: Vicky Jacob-Ebbinghaus and Juarez Rodrigues
For ages: Adult
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: August 2017
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1472139429

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