If you were to ask me “Do you like dessert?” I would definitely say “Dessert is OK, but I can take it or leave it. My real preference is for savoury foods.” And yet, when I looked through my photos for this week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge at Dutch Goes the Photo with the prompt “Treat”, I saw that perhaps I like sweets more than I think I do…
When I travel in the southern US, there is nothing like a piece of pecan pie and coffee to end a meal.
This is how I’ve been known to eat on a long bike ride. This was taken 150 km in to a 170 km ride. At the end of the ride, my estimated calorie burn was over 5,000 so replenishing calories quickly with sugar and simple carbohydrates isn’t just tasty, it’s necessary.
A year or so ago Daegan and I went out for chocolate and peanut butter “pizza”. It’s served with fruit so it’s healthy, right?
Newcomer Kitchen is a project run by a local restaurant giving space to Syrian women to cook food that they then sell. The meals they sell are all traditional Syrian dishes. One day I got to cook alongside them. It was a fantastic experience and I learned a lot. Here are some dumplings I helped make that are served with a yogurt sauce. Behind it is a cake that is being soaked in sugar syrup. Both were delicious.
This one’s from another bike trip Daegan and I took in Quebec a few years back. I definitely eat more sweets when I’m bicycle touring.
Gulab Jamun is my favourite Indian dessert (Gajar ka Halwa is my second favourite). Just before leaving India I stayed in a hotel in Mumbai with a buffet and this was part of it. They were served hot, just the way I like them. I only had a couple but I think I would have been happy to bring the entire pot of them back to my table. I could leave a couple behind in a bowl for other people to have. I shouldn’t be greedy, after all!
In a restaurant here in Toronto I ordered gulab jamun and they brought it to me warm with ice cream and a khari biscuit. Heavenly!
There is little more beautiful than a box of mithai. These were given to me by a coworker after I visited our Bangalore office. They tasted as good as they look.
What are your favourite treats? Do you prefer sweet or savoury sweets? Let me know in the comments.