Friday, January 6, 2012

A Memory to Remember and A Journey to Adventure

When you first time see the picture above, what sentences that appear in your mind? 
If that is "narscissistic" then that is not a word I'm trying to say... Well, ok maybe a little :)
You surery can find the object I'm trying to share with you in the picture above!
Yes! That is the BREAD! Our same passion - Food!!

2011 now is a memory to remember and 2012 is a journey to adventure. Along that journey I'm glad to know that I will always have all of you - reader and blogger friend - to support me and give a lot of knowledge & warm feeling inside my heart... 

So the picture above is to show my graditute & thankful : Thank You!!!! :) 

Today I'm not post a new recipe but to share all the recipe that ever been posted at Give Thanks... So this post is dedicated to all of you - reader & blogger! 
Sit back and relax as we enjoy our loveones - The Food! ;) 

Give Thanks 2011 - Indonesian Food 
Indonesian fish cake with spicy peanut sauce in modern way : Otak-Otak.
Well know Indonesian chili sauce : Balado.
Traditional well known satay from Bali : Balinese Fish Satay.

Indonesian fish ball soup with prawn, vermicelli and mushrooms : Tekwan
Indonesian street-food fried mushrooms : Seasoned Fried Mushrooms.
Fried prawn with traditional chili sauce : Prawn Balado.
Prawn satay with traditional sauce & herb : Prawn Satay with Basil Sauce .

Give Thanks 2011 - Pasta and Noodle 
Vietnamese beef noodle soup : Pho Bo.
Your kids favorite pasta : Penne with Broccoli and Cheese.
When italian texture merried with asian flavor : Edamame Pasta Salad.
Well known basic Italian Spagghetti : Aglio e Olio.

Give Thanks 2011 - Korean and Chinese Food 
Korean sweet stir-fry noodle with vegetable and beef : Japchae.
Korean style vegetable pancake : Zucchini Pancake.
Korean seasoned spicy fried chicken : Yangnyeom Tongdak.

Well known korean dumpling : Mandu.
Fried meatball with chinese flavor : Chinese Chicken Shrimp with Vegetable Fried Meatball .
Korean spicy fermented cabbage : Easy to Make - Kimchi.

Give Thanks 2011 - Mocktail & Sorbet
A tropical fruit in a mocktail : Tropical Mocktail .
A simple mocktail with great energy: Banana Mocktail.
Mango sorbet with delicious homemade syrup : Manggo Basil Sorbet with Orange Mulled Syrup.

Give Thanks 2011 - Soup, Fusion & Western
All the goodness of a fish chowder : Healthier Fish Chowder.
A fusion style of pumpkin soup : Healthier Pumpkin Soup.
A healthy dish to prevent you from "migraine visit" : Salmon with Broccoli Stir-Fry.
Hungarian chicken stew : Chicken Paprika with Cilantro

Give Thanks 2011 - Dessert, Snack & Baking
A luxurious pudding : Banana Custard Pudding .
Healthier Pancake : Banana Pancake.
A lovely snack in a jar : Chrystilized Ginger.
Rich flavor of a homemade syrup : Orange Mulled Syrup.

The garlic bread that you love : Healthier Garlic Bread.
A rich taste of banana bread : Banana Bread with Walnut Coffe Crumble.
A breakfast brownie : Flaxseed Brownie.

A healtier cookies with lots of flavor & texture : Dark Chocolate Raisin Walnut Cookies.
The goodness of mince pie in a cookies : Mince Pie Spelt Cookies.
All flavor of holiday cookies : Giant Ginger Spice Cookies.

Above is a memery to remember... and then what is the adventure to write? 

The original picture I taken is more-more darken than the left one... much more darken...
But you know what? As long as I have the tool and shoot on the right balance, I can still fix the image. The darken image I took is contain lots and lots of data, that's why I can still fix it...

And the same thing is happen to us...
No matter how life "offer" us this year - darken/ worst day... normal/ ordinary day or even a saturated/ hectic one... we can still believe that Lord Almighty - The Creator can restore it and never leave us alone.
God can turn something terrible in our eyes become something wanderful in our heart. 
He will always stay by our side and holding our hand as long as we wanted Him to. 
So the choice is in our hand...

Same thing happen with food...
How much or less you eat and what type food you enjoy, that will effect our body and mind work the whole day... and year.
So, read a lot... 
Asking more...
and... practice - practice - practice...

Everyone can cook a yummy & healthier food in the kitchen!
Ready for your adventure? :) 

Stay Healthy & Loves Your Kitchen More! ;) 


  1. Great post Elies,,,I just want to try everything on these pictures they all looks Amazing and YuMMYlicious :)

  2. Elies - it was a delicious year for Give Thanks! Thank YOU for including me - your friendship has been one of the highlights of the year! Hugs to you and I can't wait to see what you make in 2012!

  3. Looks like you had a great year in 2011, awesome variety of delicious food. You do have a talent in the kitchen and I am sure to see great things from you in 2012. Have a great weekend!

  4. Looking back at your old posts/photos, I am just happy that I found you and got to know you, even at some personal level. Thank you so much for being a great friend. I look forward to our friendship and delicious recipes from you!

  5. I don't know how I missed this round-up Elies.
    I'm glad I found your blog and I'm so looking forward to more delicious ideas from you!

  6. You asked what was the first sentence that came to mind with the top picture.

    It was "Find the ten differences in the pictures" LoL! I play too many games!

    Your photos are beautiful, as is your little man.

    I will be trying many of your recipes.

    Also subscribing to your post.

    Have a Joyful Day :~D


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