Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday Favourites - guilty food pleasures

Tomorrow is my race! That's 1 day people!

So in honour of Halloween, this week I'm focusing on my guilty food pleasures. I figure with all the little goblins and ghosties running around trying to get a sugar rush I would focus on my guilty treat pleasures.

1/ Chocolate
Seriously, is there really someone who doesn't love chocolate? If there is, I have not met them yet! So I have my guilty chocolate pleasure. I prefer to enjoy it either with nuts (almonds or hazelnuts) in it, as mousse, or as dark chocolate 60-75% cocoa. It's rich, creamy and yummy. Lately I've been making a lot of things from scratch with good quality chocolate, like my pumpkin bark and triple chocolate biscotti. A nice way to enjoy some yummy chocolate.

2/ Cake
Cake is one of those things that I am a bit more picky about. It used to be that I would just inhale any cake no questions asked. But now I'm becoming much more particular about what I will put into my body. I don't eat packaged cake mix, I don't eat flavours I don't love, I don't eat ones with too much icing (unless my hubby is there to eat the extra icing for me - icing is one of his guilty foods) and I don't eat cake that I don't know who made it. What I enjoy is a fresh, from scratch cake made with quality ingredients that tastes amazing, not store bought, oil cream, overly iced cake.

3/ Lattes
I am a major latte-a-holic, and I am not afraid to admit it. I have two different sized stove top espresso makers.  One that makes enough espresso for a venti-sized latte, another that does enough for 2-3 ventis. I also have anywhere from 7-12 flavours of syrup or sugar at any time. Currently I have vanilla, sugar free hazelnut, mocha, ameretto, maple sugar, coconut, chai, and homemade pumpkin butter to make pumpkin spice lattes. I also have large starbucks mugs and large spoons to go in the mugs. My husband teases me a lot about it, but everyone loves coming to my place since I usually have homemade goodies to go with my fancy coffees, when it's snack time.

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love all of your guilty pleasures too!