Friday, March 12, 2010

Get in My Belly

A little while ago, the fabulous Jen tagged me to list 10 Things that made me happy. As I started to think...all I could think of was food...HA. So, here are ten tasties {in alpha order} that I couldn't possibly do without.
Side Note: If you know Jen but you haven't stopped over there recently, please do, and give her some hugs. She could use them.

Breakfast Saturdays
Homemade waffles with a ras-straw-berry sauce. And some uber crispy bacon.
It's the one day of the week I tend to feed S make a proper breakfast, which normally includes pancakes or waffles, bacon and eggs. Well, proper in my eyes.
Grilled BBQ Short-Ribs {Korean}
Delicious almost bite-sized pieces of grilled beef short-ribs over a bed of rice in a very hot stone pot. You can hear the BBQ sauce sizzle. Mmm. Mmm. Good.
For most of my life I ate at least one chocolate bar a day. That is, until I was about 25 or 26 when a co-worker was horrified to hear this. It suddenly dawned on me that perhaps one chocolate bar a day wasn't normal. strange. I figured I'd try to cut back and find a healthier alternative. Like an apple a day. Not so much. But now I can go a few days, maybe even a week, without a chocolate bar. Some of my faves: Twix, Aero, KitKat, Cadbury...

Gummi Bears
Now seeing as some of you know how much I love chocolate and gummi bears, some of you suggested I try some chocolate covered gummi bears. And so, I did. Here's the thing, I love chocolate. I love gummi bears. Separately. Together, I gotta say, I did not know what was in my mouth. I don't mean to hurt your feelings if you love them, maybe I had the wrong kind...but not quite the heavenly taste I had imagined...

Yes, you are looking at cheese and gravy atop a bed of fries. Have you had it? Don't knock 'til you've tried it. It's very Canadian. And it's soooo good. Trust.

Prime Rib or Roast 
Medium-rare with lots of gravy, mashed potatoes, yorkshire pudding and some really good horseradish on the side. Yum.

Lobster, crab and shrimp. With lemon-butter sauce. Yes please. 

Medium-rare please. I find that most people who don't like steak have only had it well-done. And trust me, well-done does not equate to well done. A quick bite of medium to medium-rare and I've seen some converts.

At least once a week. And the more wasabi, the better. I love the feeling that super strong wasabi gives, it's like getting punched in the nose. Not that I know what that feels like. Nor do I want to. 

Sweet Potato Fries
 [via Google Images] 
With garlic aioli. Or without. Mmmmmm.

Let's eat!
Happy weekend,'s not a dig at your height, I just have the munchies now.
xo Ela
p.s. Are you a rockstar? Enter my girl J's contest here until March 21st.

JUST ADDED:  Hey guys, this was a schedule post, but just got back from a memorial service for some very dear to me and S. I don't feel much like blogging right now so if I don't make it to your blog today or get to catch up this weekend. I'll see you Monday. xoxo


  1. I hate chocolate gummi bears too... though like you, I love chocolates and I love gummi bears.

    And yay to sushi, I think I can eat them everyday.

    Happy weekend Ela! xoxo

  2. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    i'm so hungry now!!!

  3. That Poutine thing left me in shock!! It sounds like aweird mix but at the same time I just want to try it. Love your new profile picture.

    B* a la Moda

  4. So currently I'm try to widdle away the size of my rear (Massive Weight Loss 2010),,,and then I come stumbling upon THIS post. DANG's midnight and my tummy is protesting out!
    I lurve that you're a 'foodie' but how how HOWWWW do you stay so thin?!! Or is it all just magic-fairy-dust-styles genetics?
    Sushi, gummi bears, shellfish, steak. All of it DEVINE!
    Let's work on spreading the POUTINE gospel around the world...could there be a better comfort food? nay.

  5. I love that your happy list is food! :) I had Aero bars in the UK and fell in love, but I've been unable to find them here - probably for the best!

    Have a good Friday!

  6. It's 9:30am and now I'm STARVING! I'll take one of each thankyou. Happy weekend :)

  7. omgosh Ela, you just made me so hungry...for like an 8 course meal! literally all of those dishes i would scarf up super fast, except for the chocolate (never had been a fan, but twix and kitkats i do like on occasion since they're not solid chocolate bars).

    have a wonderful weekend, and fill up that tummy with something yummy!

  8. Haha I so feel you on the chocolate, people think im weird all the time

  9. Dude. Great minds think must check out my post today! And I can seriously dominate some primed rib. Soooooo good!

  10. mmmm that looks amaazzzinggg :) ahh so hungry now

  11. Chips and gravy, Canadian?! You should come to England that is like the most Northern thing you can eat, proper Yorkshire like!

  12. That food looks so yummy! I'm so hungry now!!

  13. Oh man, I love food too, and many of your favorites are also MY favorites. I always make a big hearty breakfast for us on the weekends, but then we don't have meat at night. It's so funny to hear your little stories and asides, like about the chocolate bar -- I love reading them!


  14. Poutine? Never heard of it... but sounds delicious! When I come to visit you, I simply must try this!!

    Uber crispy bacon is the best. My friend Sarah and I decided the other night we needed to have breakfast for dinner. We made homemade crepes and uber crispy bacon and eggs and it was divine. I love food. This is why I know we would get along so swimmingly.

    Happy weekend!!
    PS- I hope your St. Patty's package arrives soon....
    PPS- I had a Shamrock Shake the other day and thought of you. Heaven in a cup, with a bit of green coloring, right?
    PPPS- Didn't actually have anything more to say. I just thought it would be fun to add a PPPS because of all of the Ps... I am ridiculous.

  15. Never heard or had poutine- sounds good to me haha :) I love sweet potato fries- sometimes more then reg fries!

    Enjoy your weekend :)

  16. I'm so hungry now... I LOVE food; I haven't cooked anything in forever. I think I need to do a food post tonight.

  17. Hi Ela sending hugs your way for the memorial for your friend, hope you are doing ok!

    This food looks amazing and I LOVE that you tried choco covered gummies, so proud of you. I told you you would be addicted!!

    The rest of the food I have to agree, especially with the sushi bit and sweet potato fries. Yum and now I am so hungry! Have a very restful weekend sweetie.

  18. high five to medium rare!!! nowadays at restaurants medium rare means medium i kind of hate it -_- hehe speaking of chocolate bars I did the same, and also drank a can of coke everyday too, such bad habits we kicked! hope you have a great weekend!

  19. of course i am seeing this post at 6pm when i am stuck at work and S-T-A-R-V-I-N-G.

    i am so sorry you lost someone you love. it really is so hard to go through. i am sending you a hug and hope you will be ok. hang in there.

  20. How hungry now! :-D Ehhe! :)

    Oh I am so sorry you lost someone love. :(

  21. Cheese curds sound amazing! I will come to Canada one day and have these. In England we just have very boring pre-grated cheese out of enormous packets for the chips and gravy, very lazy and very gross! Happy weekend!

  22. So sorry to hear about S' friend. Hope both he and you are doing ok after the memorial service.

    And whoa... loving this list! I heart you so much for this ;-) Food is the best thing in the world. I could inhale chocolate if they somehow finally found a way to make it breathable. And sushi is a weekly habit of ours as well...

  23. Steak medium for me,give me shellfish anytime and I have a chocolate addiction. Haven´t tried poutine but would like to try it. ;)

  24. so sorry to hear about your friend. life can be so heartbreaking some times. is S ok? are you ok?

    i wish i lived close by so i could make (err, buy) you a feast of all your favourite foods xxx

  25. Hope you're ok hun. Take as much time as you need.

    P.S. Thank you for your thoughts & prayers for my little man. {{Hugs}}

  26. You're making me drool!!!

  27. Sushi w/lots of wasabi...yes!
    Steak...oh yea, come to mama!
    Sweet potato french fries...all about it!

    Yup, we're definitely friends ;)
    Sorry to hear about your friend...

  28. um, a chocolate bar every day is totally normal. just saying.

    and those waffles--so delicious. homemade waffles are the best.

    ps- so sorry for your loss...

  29. Ela, I am drooling. Take care my dear! Btw, of course you are going to enter the giveaway, I am putting your name down anyway. : )

  30. OH MAN I love poutine! Happy you do too - soooooo good :)

  31. Oh this list is divine. Esp. the sushi part!! YUMMY

    I am terribly sorry to hear about your loss.

  32. That is quite sad. Sorry to hear that. My sincerest condolences to you and S...

    On a lighter note, I'm so intrigued now to try chocolate-covered gummi bears (love gummies and not just the bear kind!) And the poutine sounds yummy... french fries, gravy, cheese, what's not to like!

  33. Mmmm... I LOVE sushi! My husband and I can live off of that for the rest of our lvies if we could!


  34. So I just came across your site and :

    1 - LOVEEEEE the name of you blog - very creative!

    2- Now that I see sushi on your favorite food lists, and esp that you have it once a week - I am an instant fan :)


  35. nice food list! I love love love sweet potato fries!

  36. Hahaha, cheese + gravy + fries aren't a weird mix at all! It's super fattening but good for the soul nevertheless. Vive les poutines!

    Lovely blog by the way. :)


  37. I don't eat one Cadbury bar a day, but probably 4 a week!!!

  38. WOw we so could be food twins! Although I haven't tried poutine, it does sound good!

    And my condolences to you and S


  39. I hope you're hangin' in there!

  40. Omg Ela I was laughing so hard I started choking on air when I read about your chocolate bar experience. Hey, if I had a body like yours, I would eat chocolate bars every day too. It obviously doesn't do any damage. ;)

    Love your ten things, although now I am starved.

    PS. On a sadder note, I am very sorry to hear about your friend. Much love and hugs to you, my dear!


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