No pickles and ice cream for the Duchess of Cambridge
Kate Middleton’s biggest pregnancy craving has allegedly been vegetarian curry, prepared at a local convenience store near her parents’ home in Bucklebury.
During her pregnancy, the Duchess of Cambridge has often stopped for curries at the convenience store, Peach’s Spar. When she is visiting her parents in Bucklebury, she "pops in two or three times a week," according to the shop owners, Chan Shingadia and her husband Hash, in The Telegraph.
Us Weekly confirmed that the dish is not something sold in the store; Shingadia prepares it especially for the Duchess. Middleton reportedly "smelled something delicious" several years ago when visiting the store, and Shingadia — who was cooking the curry upstairs — and her husband offered to give her some to take home.
Shingadia told Us Weekly that the dish is very mild, and is made with black lentils, potatoes, spinach, peas, and cauliflower, and that Middleton recently "took away [the dish] with some rice and naan bread."
Middleton — whose due date was yesterday, July 11 — has long been friends with the shopkeepers, and invited them to the royal wedding in 2011. "We’ve really got to know Kate," Shingadia told The Telegraph. "She is really caring. She is like a human being, not a celebrity, and she is always a good customer. William is very down to earth."
Kate Middleton Due Date Nears, Pregnancy Craving Revealed
Kate Middleton is closing in on her due date while still enjoying her favorite pregnancy craving- vegetarian curry.
Since the expectant mother and her husband Prince William have not yet welcomed their first child, Middleton's pregnancy craving is still in full swing, according to an insider.
The Duchess of Cambridge has been enjoying Indian dishes at Peach's Spar store in Bucklebury, according to Us Weekly.
"She has been eating them during the pregnancy," Chan Shingadia, owner of the store said. "The Duchess has come in several times for our curries, before she got married, and quite a few times afterwards."
The spinach curry at Peach's Spar is comprised of potatoes, peas, black lentils, spinach and cauliflower and is typically served over rice.
"It's not spicy," Shingadia assured. "Very mild."
The store owner added that Middleton orders the food herself, "but I imagine she shares the meals with [Prince William]."
"There is enough for more than just one to eat," he said.
Pregnancy cravings are a common occurrence, and the hungers often represent real nutritional needs that the body is seeking, such as vitamins and minerals.
Earlier in her pregnancy, Middleton was reportedly craving more unusual food items such as lavender-infused shortbread.
"A lot of women develop cravings during pregnancy and Kate is no exception," a source told The Sun. "She has got a real taste for these [cookies.]"
The unusual sweet treat combines the buttery cookie with the aromatic herb, resulting in one of today's most posh desserts. Furthermore, lavender is believed to lend pregnant women relief from morning sickness- making it a perfect snack for the Duchess who experienced hyperemesis gravidarum, or extreme morning sickness.
"Lavender is said to have healing properties, so it is not such a wacky food to nibble on when you're pregnant," added an insider.
Additionally, it has been reported that Middleton enjoyed the traditional English afternoon tea staple of scones while pregnant.
"Kate has been craving scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream," said another source close to the Duchess, according to Omg! Yahoo News.
"She can't get enough of it," the insider added of the soft, buttery spread made from whipping cream. "And she washed it down with a cup of old-fashioned English-breakfast tea."
Meanwhile, the royal couple along with the rest of the world anxiously awaits the arrival of the royal baby who is due any day now.
Mother-to-be Kate Middleton craves for Indian vegetable curry
London: Mother-to-be Kate Middleton is craving for Indian vegetable curry cooked by an Indian couple in her Bucklebury neighbourhood.
The seven-month pregnant Duchess of Cambridge has enjoyed the homemade dish cooked for her by Chan Shingadia and her husband Hash, who run the Spar shop in Kate's hometown village of Bucklebury, southern England.
The Indian couple are family friends of Kate's mother and father, Carol and Michael.
The Duchess, 31, picked up the meal from the store in the village of Upper Bucklebury, British tabloid The Sun reported today.
Kate was visiting her parents on the weekend of her second wedding anniversary at the end of April, it said.
Hash did not want to say what Kate ate.
But he added: "We cook for her mum and family."
When asked about Kate's cravings he said: "Yes, yes - she likes my wife's cooking." Chan added: "I'm vegetarian - I only cook vegetarian curry."
The couple spoke about Kate's love of Chan's food after being invited to the Royal Wedding to see Kate and William tie the knot in 2011.
He said: "My wife made her curry a little while ago which she totally enjoyed. I think she came in one day and my wife was cooking upstairs. She said it smelled lovely, so my wife gave her some to take away.
Stacey Solomon had multiple cravings, from tea to vinegar and even pickles! The Loose Women star admitted to going through a McDonald's drive-through purely to get a cup of pickles, while she told Heart Breakfast: "So I started drinking tea, which I never, ever, ever have liked. It just seems like I really need a good cup of tea. And a lot of vinegar. I'm putting vinegar on everything."
Kate Middleton's Latest Pregnancy Craving Revealed: Prince William's Wife Craves Curry!Tim P. Whitby - WPA Pool/Getty Images
Kate Middleton is spicing things up during her pregnancy!
Like many moms-to-be, the royal has been craving spicy foods and—luckily for her!—she knows a friendly couple in her parents' village who were able to help her out with her hankering for food with a bit of a kick.
During an April visit to see her parents, Carol and Michael Middleton, in Upper Bucklebury, Berkshire, Prince William's wife stopped by a convenience shop owned by locals Hash and Chan Shingadia, where the pair were more than happy to indulge the duchess with a homemade meal.
"My wife made her curry a little while ago which she enjoyed," the shop owner told Hello! magazine about the royal. "I think she came in one day and my wife was cooking upstairs. She said it smelled lovely, so my wife gave her some to take away."
And while neither was willing to reveal exactly what Middleton walked away with, Chan did admit, "I'm vegetarian, I only cook vegetarian curry."
We hope Kate is only indulging her cravings in moderation since too much spicy food can reportedly cause heartburn in pregnant women—and we're pretty sure the mum-to-be would rather avoid any unpleasant side effects after her rocky first trimester!
The Duchess reportedly ordered some takeaway curry from her local Indian restaurant when she was pregnant. Kate, who was staying at her family home in Upper Bucklebury, Berkshire, chose a homemade vegetable dish cooked by restaurateur Chan Shingadia and her husband Hash.
Curry was also on the menu during the 2016 royal tour of India. Chef Raghu Deora said of the menu he prepared for them at the hotel: “It is all vegetarian because I was told that was what they preferred.”
While Kate can handle the heat, she revealed her husband “struggles” with spices.
Kate Middleton's Cravings: The Duchess Of Cambridge Loves Spicy Indian Curry
Kate Middleton has very specific — and spicy — taste when it comes to satisfying her pregnancy cravings.
Chan and Hash Shingadia, who run a grocery store, say they've cooked for Kate's mother and family in the past, and last weekend whipped up a homemade vegetarian curry for Kate.
"My wife made her curry a little while ago which she enjoyed," Chan told Hello! "I think she came in one day and my wife was cooking upstairs. She said it smelled lovely, so my wife gave her some to take away."
Other reports suggest Kate also has a sweet tooth. When she needs a sugary treat, the mom-to-be indulges in lavender shortbread and cupcakes, according to People, and when she wants a snack, the Duchess also loves cheddar crackers.
Kate Middleton Baby: Pregnancy Cravings Revealed
Kate Middleton Credit: PA
Kate Middleton has been been satisfying her pregnancy cravings with a specific spicy treat, according to insiders…
Kate Middleton’s baby due date is fast approaching, and as the royal prepares to swap her official duties for a period of maternity leave, her latest pregnancy craving has been revealed.
According to insiders, the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge loves nothing more than a spicy Indian curry, cooked for her by friends in her hometown of Bucklebury, Berkshire.
It’s thought Kate Middleton has been chowing down on a homemade vegetable dish, whipped up by friends Chan Shingadia and husband Hash, who own a shop close to her parent’s £4.5m country pad.
‘She likes my wife’s cooking,’ Hash said of the Duchess. ‘We cook for her mum and family.’
While the couple declined to revealed exactly which dish Kate and her baby bump have been craving, they did hint that it was a vegetarian curry, packed with spices.
‘I’m vegetarian, I only cook vegetarian curry,’ Chan Shingadia told the Sun.
According to the pair, who were even invited to the royal’s nuptials in 2011, Kate Middleton is a regular in their Spa store local to her family home, where she has returned frequently during her pregnancy.
‘My wife made her curry a little while ago which she enjoyed,’ Chan added. ‘I think she came in one day and my wife was cooking upstairs. She said it smelled lovely, so my wife gave her some to take away.’
She added that mum-to-be Kate Middleton is ‘very caring,’ while Prince William is ‘very down to earth’.
‘We’ve really got to know Kate,’ said Chan. ‘She is really caring. She is like a human being, not a celebrity, and she is always a good customer. William is very down to earth.’
Earlier this year, it was revealed Kate Middleton had been feeding her cravings with all kinds of sugary treats, with a source telling American magazine US Weekly that Kate has ‘sugar on the brain’.
With the Duchess eating for two, the royal was reportedly reaching straight for ‘chocolate, cake and biscuits,’ during the early stages of her pregnancy, and let go of her formerly strict diet.
Updated: 11:19 BST, 28 April 2008
Pregnant women expecting boys tend to crave spicy foods
More pregnant women than ever are craving strange foods according to research released today, and their choices can even indicate the sex of their unborn child.
Mother and baby social networking site gurgle.com found that 75 per cent of today's pregnant women experience cravings compared to 30 per cent of women 50 years ago.
The research also revealed that women pregnant with boys tended to crave spicy food the most whereas women carrying girls opted for chocolate.
Marmite on ice cream, pickles with peanut butter and fried eggs garnished with mint sauce were just some of the strange foods craved by expectant mums, according to the survey.
Some even preferred non-edible products found around the house such as bubble bath, coal, sponges, mud, matches, starch and rubber.
The cravings, which mostly occur in the afternoons, include more conventional foods such as chocolate, ice cream, pickled onions, tropical fruit and doughnuts.
And many women took comfort in combining ingredients with pickles and peanut butter polling top with 33 per cent.
More elaborate mixtures included tuna and banana, fried eggs with mint sauce and sponge cake with tomato sauce.
The surveyed women reported their cravings began in the second trimester of pregnancy but more than half said their diets did not remain haywire for long. Women with multiple children said their cravings were not the same for each child.
Fiona Ford, gurgle.com's pregnancy nutrition expert, said: "The list of cravings continues to get more bizarre year on year, however some items such as coal and ice
have always been popular.
"The generational differences can best be attributed to the fact that modern mums are more assertive in asking for what they want than their older counterparts who perhaps felt ashamed of their more unusual craving.
"Plus the fact that there's a much greater availability of food at all hours of the day now."
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