Look, it’s not my fault. I joined Pinterest as a way to remember all the cute crafts, gorgeous interiors, and Chalk Paint projects I had come across. In the beginning, most of my pins included bookcases, double apron sinks, home accessories, or painting tutorials of some kind.
But when I found out I was pregnant with what would become this little mountain of fat rolls…
I almost immediately became the victim of some gnarly morning sickness. It wasn’t pretty. For two months, I was relegated to the bed and the couch when at home. Dishes lay unwashed in the sink, laundry piled up, and it was a good day when a brush made it from the bathroom drawer to my hair.
Painting, crafts, and blogging were out of the picture, since looking at a computer screen actually made me nauseated. When I finally came back online and went to Pinterest for the first time, it seemed like every pin I saw was a photo of some mouth-watering dish, savory or sweet. Case in point:
(Photography by Averie Sunshine)
These beauties, courtesy of Averie Cooks, are called Nutella Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies and they popped up on my Pinterest homepage one morning a few weeks ago. What am I supposed to do with that? Not make them? Not only does the photograph make me want to dunk my head in a big bowl of cookie dough, the name of the recipe itself makes me want to sacrifice my right arm just for a taste of one. Why, you ask?
1) It takes six words to describe these cookies. Six words = more deliciousness.
2) One of those words is Nutella.
3) Another one is chocolate.
4) ‘Nuff said.
Don’t get me wrong, now. Especially since I gave birth to the the aforementioned Mountain of Fat Rolls I’ve tried to curb my appetite for sweets. The savory board on my Pinterest account includes many healthy dishes. (Note: none of these include ingredients pretending to be other, tastier ingredients. I refuse to eat anything that must be described in quotation marks, like “meatballs” or “cheese.” Ewwww.)
I’ve even added some healthier options to my board full of desserts and sweet treats. The problem comes when I see the pins pop up on my Pinterest homepage of some new, ridiculously good-looking cookie or cake or pie. (Or all three. You know someone invented a cookie-cake-pie right? See what I’m saying here?)
I suppose I could go on a Pinterest fast of some sort. I could not re-pin every recipe in sight. Then my jeans would be quite a bit roomier. But then I’d miss out on things like Mongolian Beef, Homemade Ricotta Cheese, and Candied Bacon Ice Cream, none of which I’ve had the pleasure to try yet.
What’s a food-loving girl to do?
P.S. I’m going for a jog.