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My favourite foods

September 4, 2015

I love food. Like, really love it. As a kid, I didn’t eat much at all and was very underweight for a long time. Now that I think back on those days, I don’t know how I could possibly think food wasn’t important. I just didn’t enjoy it back then, and it baffles me. Eating was more of a chore than something enjoyable.

That couldn’t be further from the truth today. I was lucky enough as a teenager to have really good metabolism, which meant that I could eat pretty much anything I wanted and not gain weight. It made people hate me, but at the same time, it meant that although you couldn’t see it on the outside, I was really unhealthy on the inside, which isn’t any better!

Today I do have to think about what I eat to make sure I stay healthy(ish). I also struggle with the infamous muffin top – so frustrating. Summer’s coming soon so I better start exercising to get in a bit better shape before then!

I digress, this post is about my favourite foods, so here’s the list (in no particular order):


I absolutely love cheese. All kinds (although I struggle with blue cheese). I often just eat cheese as a snack, which isn’t healthy at all, but it’s so good! If I had to pick a favourite cheese, it would probably be Gouda. Ooh, but Halloumi would probably be a close second. Back home in Sweden there is always a cheese bar (delicatessen) in the supermarkets, where you’re allowed to try the cheese before buying. I miss that a lot.

Italian style pizza

I’m not a huge fan of deep-dish pizzas or pizzas from Dominos or Pizza Hut. They’re just not pizza to me. But give me a woodfire italian style pizza and I will devour that thing in no time. Oh, just thinking about it makes me hungry right now.


This one is a given, isn’t it? (Although I’m not sure if it’s counted as food?) But I mean, who doesn’t like chocolate! I don’t eat it often any more because I know how bad it is for you, but when I do eat it, I fully enjoy it. Mmm.. chocolate. Iced chocolates are so good too. With ice cream, and chocolate sauce, and marshmallows, and cream… OK, I’ll stop now.


I’ve always had a soft spot for ravioli, it’s so yum. I like all kinds of ravioli too, meat or vegetarian doesn’t matter. One of my absolute favourites is pumpkin ravioli in a burnt butter sauce. If you haven’t tried it, you have to give it a go!


I love going out for Yum Char, but I also love Jeremy’s home-made dumplings – they are delicious! Before I moved to New Zealand I hadn’t really tried dumplings before because we don’t have a lot of Asian food in Sweden (and the Asian food that does exist there isn’t very Asian I’ve discovered after travelling in Asia, haha). I could have a whole meal made up of dumplings.


This is not very specific, I know, but I do love vegetables. Most of them actually. I much prefer vegetables over fruit. At the same time, I don’t really enjoy eating salads. I think it’s because I prefer my vegetables to be cooked. So a side of broccoli, asparagus, bok choy, cauliflower, carrots or corn is great!

Those are a few of my favourite foods. I’m craving all of them now! Why do most of them have to be so unhealthy? It’s not fair.

What are your favourite foods?


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  • Vibrant

    I have tasted all but Ravioli.

    Nice reading about your tastes and history of your diet.

    Have a great time,
    Anand 🙂

    September 4, 2015 at 7:31 am Reply
    • The Swedish Kiwi

      You should definitely give ravioli a go! So yummy 🙂

      September 4, 2015 at 8:57 am Reply
      • Vibrant

        Yes, I should see what it’s called around here in India lol 😀 Thanks

        September 4, 2015 at 3:11 pm Reply
        • Sheridan Johnson

          It is amazing! 🙂 I like cheese ravioli the best, though people do prefer ground beef as well!

          September 4, 2015 at 3:26 pm Reply
          • The Swedish Kiwi

            Pumpkin ravioli is my fave, but the other kinds are great too!

            September 5, 2015 at 8:21 am
  • pursuitofanewadventure

    I always had a good metabolism. I’m 30 and yes people hate me. But I agree with the unhealthy inside thing. Since I never had to try I ate pizza and cupcakes and ice cream and never went to the gym. But I’ve had to make an effort to eat veggies this year and not eat breads and pastas and pizza until night because they make me chronically fatigued. Also I drink fruit smoothies to replace unhealthy sugars. 30 is a lot different that younger years. You feel your guilt on the inside, literally. (As I’m seriously eating ice cream right now lol!)

    September 4, 2015 at 8:10 am Reply
    • The Swedish Kiwi

      Haha I love how you were eating ice cream as you wrote that, that’s awesome. 🙂 I’m still not overweight, but it’s so frustrating because all fat seems to show up in the tummy area, and creates that annoying muffin top. It’s super hard to get rid of too without losing weight in other areas (which I don’t want). Just have to try to build up muscle to replace the weight I’m losing in fat.

      September 4, 2015 at 8:59 am Reply
      • pursuitofanewadventure

        I feel you. What’s super annoying is no matter how skinny you are you can have a ton of cellulite. Guilty here. And it never comes off. You literally just reshape it into a more appealing shape in exercise but if you stop it’s hello cottage cheese. I blame the pizza place i worked at and ate at for a year when i was 15.

        September 4, 2015 at 9:39 am Reply
        • The Swedish Kiwi

          Haha! ‘Hello cottage cheese’. Love it. But yeah, you’re absolutely right. Am also guilty of some extremely annoying cellulite.

          September 4, 2015 at 9:49 am Reply
  • backtowhatever

    Cake! I love all kinds of cakes. I had to admit that 😀 but I do them on my own because if you love cakes then you have to switch to the healthy side to not kill yourself with calories 😀

    September 4, 2015 at 8:14 am Reply
    • The Swedish Kiwi

      Haha, I like cakes, but I can’t eat a lot of them because I get over the craving after a few bites. With these other foods I mentioned, I often keep eating way after I’m full! Haha.

      September 4, 2015 at 9:00 am Reply
  • Continuing with M.E

    I love dumpling too, they are so good.

    September 4, 2015 at 9:52 am Reply
  • Catherine

    Cheese is definitely up there with my faves. Steak and steak tartare–the tartare should give you a great indication of how I love my steak to be served! I love a great slice of brioche (that I make), sieche…there’s really not a lot I don’t like. My least favorite food is pork. I’m not much of a pork lover! Pasta, I love though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 4, 2015 at 12:37 pm Reply
    • The Swedish Kiwi

      I’m not much of a pork lover either to be honest! Although I love pork dumplings, haha. Not a huge fan of chicken either though.

      September 5, 2015 at 8:18 am Reply
  • tweetprayloveme

    CHEESE & chocolate 🙂 There’s this dish in Canada called “poutine”, which basically consist of fries, gravy sauce and cheese curds. It’s to die for!

    September 4, 2015 at 1:54 pm Reply
    • The Swedish Kiwi

      Haha I’ve had a variation of poutine here in New Zealand, but I bet it would be much better in Canada!

      September 5, 2015 at 8:19 am Reply
  • Maree

    Of course chocolate is a food! Honest! Whittakers chocolate (especially their white chocolate) is my downfall.

    September 4, 2015 at 2:30 pm Reply
    • The Swedish Kiwi

      Yeah whittakers really make awesome chocolate! And I love white chocolate too!

      September 5, 2015 at 8:20 am Reply
  • Sheridan Johnson

    Chocolate is by FAR the greatest thing out there.. I mean seriously, how on earth do our hormones know when we “need” chocolate? Kind of crazy!

    September 4, 2015 at 3:26 pm Reply
    • The Swedish Kiwi

      It really is crazy! But such a great level of crazy, haha!

      September 5, 2015 at 8:22 am Reply
  • Eva

    Hi five for Italian oven baked pizza! 🙂 By the way, I have nominated you for the Infinity Dreams Award. Please take this nomination as an appreciation from me for your blog, but if you would like to participate, I will like to read your answers. Hejdå!!

    September 4, 2015 at 10:06 pm Reply
    • The Swedish Kiwi

      Oh thanks! I’ll definitely take a look! Appreciate the nomination! 🙂

      September 5, 2015 at 8:23 am Reply
  • Ananya

    Ahhh.. I am guilty of nibbling on cheese as well.. My metabolism sucks, I have always been on the heavier side and no matter what I do I can’t seem to go below a certain weight. It’s annoying. But oh well. I have learnt to live with it now.
    And I love vegetables. Gimme a leafy salad anyday and I would be happy.

    Aside from those, I absolutely love stir fried noodles. Add vegetables with them, and *drools*.

    September 5, 2015 at 1:31 am Reply
    • The Swedish Kiwi

      Yeah noodles are pretty great, but I prefer noodle soups over stirfried noodles!

      September 5, 2015 at 8:24 am Reply
  • StephJ

    I love reading your blog and content.
    So I wanted to nominate you for the blogger recognition award! Yay!

    You can find the details for the award below, I hope you find time to complete the questions as I am curious about your opinions!

    September 5, 2015 at 2:39 am Reply
    • The Swedish Kiwi

      Oh thanks heaps! Really appreciate it. I’ve got three nominations for different awards so I better get onto writing something! Haha. Should be able to find the time soon!

      September 5, 2015 at 8:26 am Reply
  • The Swedish Kiwi

    I can’t say I know what brown cheese is to be honest! 🙂 When are you heading over to Scotland? Would love to go there one day too!

    September 7, 2015 at 11:56 am Reply
  • Miss Dinie

    I like cheese,and Chinese dumplings.. But I also like healthy and unhealthy foods like Green Olives,bacon,quiche,pork with cracklings (chicharrón), haagen daas,Greengage plums,okra,duck,avocados, chicken gizzard.. And the list continues..

    September 12, 2015 at 8:50 am Reply
    • The Swedish Kiwi

      Haha, yeah I could have made a much longer list myself, but I tried to keep it a bit shorter! 🙂

      September 12, 2015 at 7:40 pm Reply
      • Miss Dinie

        Me too… So much lovely food!! So little time to eat them all..

        September 13, 2015 at 12:07 am Reply

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