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?