Friday, August 28, 2009

My Favorite Food - Italian

One of the topics for Etsy blog carnival this month is 'what's your favorite food' and I'd have to say pasta is mine, Italian pasta. We grew up on this pasta my grandmother used to make, then my mom and aunts and now my sister and I make it. It's really the sauce that makes the pasta so it can be any kind of pasta, but it's the sauce that makes it special. There's nothing like homemade raviolis, eggplant, mostacolli, lasagna, but without that sauce to go along with them they're nothing. Nothing like good old Italian food -- thanks grandma! When I get a minute I'll post that recipe at a later date, it's delicious.

But lately I've been getting into the healthy kick while trying to lose some weight so I've been sticking with the fresh fruits and vegetables. I do love ice cream and it seems like when I start eating it I can never have enough so I have given that up for now and replaced with this simple dish -- strawberries, bananas with a dab of whip cream on top. It's a lot less calories and much better for you. At times I will add other fruits like blueberries and pears -- it has definitely been working to keep me away from the ice cream.


BeadedTail said...

I love Italian food too but you're right, the fruit and whip cream sounds a lot healthier!

storybeader said...

cute felt fruit! I love Italian food too - it's one of my favorite ethnic foods. And ice cream. I think I love ice cream so much bec as a kid, we got ice cream when we were sick, to take the hurts away. Yes, I HAVE to put i.c. in a bowl or I'll eat the whole container... {:-D

Dee said...

lol! Very clever and cute fruit. I love your dog sculptures, I'm just starting out in polymer clay and having lots of fun so far. :)

WillOaks Studio said...

Oh my, I love the same foods as you-ice cream and pasta (& pizza!) but 'tis the season for fruit!! And the felt fruit salad is really adorable!! How clever!

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