First and foremost, THANK YOU so much for all your kind words on yesterday’s post!!! It was a fabulous one-year blogiversary for EGBG and I’m SO glad you were there for the celebration!!!
Okay, okay…I know I’m a tad bit late joining in on the Spill it Sunday party, but Arman said it was okay, so I’m just going with it! Plus, I was pretty excited about the carb edition of this series, especially since I LOVE carbs. I mean…who doesn’t love carbs!?! They’re just so darn good and so easy to eat!
1. What is your all time favorite carbohydrate based food/dish?
Growing up in an Italian family, carbs was where it was at! Carbs based dishes at practically every meal was a norm for us; although, now a days that isn’t necessarily the case. That being said, there is NO way I can just pick one favorite, so I’ll pick three favorites instead. The first one is bread - any type of bread, I don’t discriminate, especially when it’s homemade! The second one is pasta – my all time favorite pasta based dish is lasagna, but I also love anything made with penne – hello penne vodka! And the final one is pizza – need I say more!
2. What is your favorite fruit?
Oh gosh, this is another tough one! I love ALL fruit; however, I typically gravitate towards bananas, strawberries, pineapple and raspberries most often.
Definitely oats! I go through bags and bags of oats. In fact, instead of just buying one bag at a time, I think I need to start stock piling. I literally use them for everything – savory and sweet dishes, messy oatmeal breakfast bowls, baking, oat flour, etc.
Now this is an easy one – definitely sweet potatoes! I LOVE them! They are not only delicious, but them can be used in so many different ways. I love their versatility! I like them roasted, baked, mashed, in soups, in smoothies and in baked goods. They also make a pretty darn tasty breakfast hash as well!
I think bread definitely receives unfair flack. All you hear anymore is how bad bread is for you and that you should stay away from it at all costs. Now granted, if you eat it everyday for every single meal, then yeah…that could be a problem; however, I’m all about balance and indulging every once in a while, so I for one have no plans whatsoever to completely eliminate bread from my diet.
I can’t think of any specific carbs that are overrated but then again, you may be asking the wrong person, seeing as I’m somewhat carb obsessed! ;-)
6. Link up a favorite carb embracing recipe (it can be your own or another bloggers!)
Hmmm…lets see…how about some Vegan Chocolate Cake! Bread and chocolate all wrapped into one – can’t get better than that!
If it isn’t already obvious, I love them! ;-) I don’t necessarily see myself ever going on one of those low carb diets. I enjoy them too much. Life’s too short to eliminate such a delicious food from your diet, and besides I don’t think there is anything wrong with adding some to your daily eats and like I said, it’s all about balance and moderation.
8. What benefits do CARBS play in YOUR personal eating habits?
Carbs are the ultimate comfort food. They make me feel good, they settle my stomach when I’m sick and, this may sound weird, but they also have a nostalgic effect on me. I think that’s because I ate them so much growing up. When my grandmother was alive, she would make everything homemade and as a child, I would be in the kitchen helping her – homemade pizza, homemade bread, homemade pasta – all of those foods and all of those smells emanating from those foods (when I cook them now) remind me of her and all those special memories come flooding back.
What is your take on carbs?
What is your favorite grain?
What is your favorite carb based food/dish?