Which Are Your Worst Temptations?

For my Sweets Foods loyal & new readers Happy New Year 2009!! I truly hope that you’ve had recently wonderful times and they’ll continue for this incipient year!!

Now straight to the point: you’ve noticed that on these dates your mind plays with you…what am I talking about? Temptations…everywhere and every time…

Dulce de Leche Cake

Which are your worst temptations?

Let’s see a short and concise definition about it:

Wikipedia: “Temptation” is usually used in a loose sense to describe actions which indicate a lack of self control, such as procrastination or eating junk food.” (there’re many definitions…)

Temptations can be:

  • Food
  • Shopping
  • Tech Stuff
  • Traveling
  • Internet
  • Sex
  • Gambling
  • Music
  • Tv
  • Beverages
  • Cars
  • …Yours?

Some are obvious others not too much…at least for me…Don’t you have a relative or friend who cannot stop to see or have the last gadget released yesterday?
People queuing up for full days before the launch of a new product?

Or, what patience and desires to get a ticket for a music festival sleeping in tents before the opening?

These psychological behaviors can end up being productive – everyone has likes and preferences – while the person isn’t affected to the level, I cannot live without it!

Tempations at the Internet are endless and of all kind, but at the point of social media: how much time of the day are you devoted to be connected with your friends online?

Do you use twitter? Perhaps facebook or stumbling at stumbleupon…they’re very tempting and potentially addictive!!
Are you hanged out at foodbuzz very frequently? If you’re in some of them and if you wish, add me as friend right now and we can share interesting things 😉

Are you checking your emails permanently? It’s a great temptation to try to clean up and answer your overflowing daily inbox that can drain your time too. An article very useful to have more profitable days is this by Darren.

The temptation isn’t an addiction, we still have certain control over it without crossing the line often!

What’s up about Foodies?

In my case like yours, we experience with all the senses in the real world and we transfer it to the web in the best possible way with luscious articles, overflowing images in colors and flavors – they’re so tempting that we want to eat the screen!

Temptations The foodies must be tied to nature – in fact everyone should be – because the temptations vary according to seasons and availability of the ingredients.

In winter, with enough cold, do you want still your favorite ice creams? Wonderful treats like nutella, chocolate with walnuts, for me dulce de leche or whatvever is your taste… I do! Who said to not eat ice creams in cold days? It isn’t coherent at all – but temptation sometimes can rule!

In summer too hot, do you eat hyper caloric foods? Not so much, but who resists to a chivito with fries or a paella 😀

As everything in life should be certain balance so the body and mind work in harmony, from time to time a bit of consistency in the meals isn’t bad but it’s tough when there are many stimuli 😉

For crossing the line a bit and drool, I share some gorgeous temptations of these magnificent food bloggers:

Sweet Temptations

Savory Temptations

What do you think?

Which are really your worst temptations …if it can be said 😉 …Come on, let me know in the comments!

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Gera is a techie & foodie passionate about how to succeed in social media. He focuses also on successful blogging tips and food connections. You can connect with him on Google +. Subscribe to his Free WPulsar Newsletter about WordPress Plugin & Theme Reviews, Blogging and Social Media.


Thank you so much for adding my wonton recipe! Yay 🙂


Thanks for the mention Gera!


Thanks so much to you, love this recipe!

You’re welcome Shelby 🙂

From stumbleupon told me that for her is chocolate..100% mine too!!


aww 🙂 Thanks so much for adding me to your list Gera! You’re so sweet!

My temptation currently… twitter, food blogs and chocolate 🙂


Gera-Let me get this straight before I tell anyone mine. Is temtation like a sin? Well, perhaps just the thought without the action? Just wondering. Sister Javamanjoe

Lorraine E

Thanks so much for the shout out Gera! I really appreciate it. Happy New Year! 😀 My temptation is currently ice cream and sorbet as the weather is quite hot here 🙂


Hi Gera, Happy New Year! My temptations are food(of all kinds), buying too many books from Amazon, the internet, and I am guilty of checking my e-mail hourly! I like how you said that foodies are tied to nature. That is so true. I’ve never heard anyone make that connection before. I do eat ice cream in the winter just not as often as the summer. Thanks so much for mentioning me and my chocolate!! You really are ‘sweets’!

Hugging the Coast

Peanut butter, fresh sushi, electronic gadgets, and Scrabble!


Nice round up Gera and what a interesting post. So tempting. 🙂
Happy 2009 for you too


You deserve and the recipe is mouth-watering !
You've the same likes me, I'd add social media in general & chocolate is a must 🙂

After several twits at twitter we conclude that food is an art and desserts can be a super-edible art!
Janet I don't forget to mention the ice creams..:)

@Lorraine E
You're welcome, your ricotta gnocchi are incredible yummm 🙂
Have a Great Year 2009! Here is hot too and I've at this moment, the same temptations everyday: ice cream chocolatey ones 🙂

Very Happy New Year to as well! As foodies we've the same tasty behaviours 😉 I think every blogger is "guilty" to be online and be connected checking emails, seeing stats and shopping. As a part of the world and trying to improve the experience with all the senses (and health too) for example the organic food must be produced in an environment-friendly! You're of my team yay! ice cream in winter certainly less than summer… Thanks to you!! to post awesome articles and recipes, by the way love truffles 🙂

@Hugging the Coast
Wow I like those things too, but as here there's few peanut butter I change it for dulce de leche ;)…I honestly try to not be exploring electronic gadgets permanently, because my academic formation is in this area! Thanks so much Doug for your feedback!

Thanks a bunch for being here!… Pretty hot here, enjoy your holidays Sylvia!
Also an Excellent 2009 for you 🙂


Hi Gera,

Thank you for your last comment on my blog dear. I haven’t been feeling good enough to write on the blog. I still don’t feel so good but I needed to post something…

Temptations… Ah…

Three of the biggest tepmtations of mine (as I have many of them!) are desserts, a new box of scented loose leaf tea and sex…


My worst temptation would be chocolate!


I know you aren’t feeling good, you should blog when you want..it isn’t a contest…hope you will feel better soon 🙂
So interesting and delightful temptations 😉 (I’ve a lot too)
Sincerely Expect Your 2009 will improve!! BaL if I can help in something just let me know 🙂

If I do a graphic the chocolate is at top ;)..so many chocoholics (including myself)
Have a Sweet 2009 and Great Chinese New Year in some weeks!


I know why this blog is half named “sweets”… aww coz you’re really sweet Gera 🙂

Thank you 🙂

Knowing that I have friends worrying/thinking about me around the world makes me feel better…

Happy ne year to you too!

Carolyn Jung

My temptations are:
Good bakeries such as Bouchon Bakery in Yountville or Sweet Lady Jane in Los Angeles; bargain-priced designer clothing like when you’re combing the racks of a great consignment shop and find a real gem for a steal; expensive, pristine, top-rated sushi; and napping (I’m always tempted to take a 10-minute shut-eye, but never find the time to do it, alas).


Thanks so much and you’re always welcome 🙂

@Carolyn Jung
Your temptations have a lot of style 😉 I share some of them, not with these specific bakeries but I must be far quite often of them… Who don’t want to buy top notch clothing with bargain-priced? Outstanding sushi whenever I can and nap when is possible perhaps at weekend, it’s great! Wonderful 2009 for you!:)


Specially your fig-almond blondies 🙂
Have a Great Year 2009!


I finally posted about your award!

Sorry for being late, dear.

Rosa's Yummy Yums

Great post! My temptations are food, cookbooks, food blogs/sites, Youtube, music, series and Flickr…

Happy New Year!




@Rosa’s Yummy Yums
Thanks so much for your kind visit! The majority of foodies share similar passions. We love and live for amazing food with great pictures and enticing music too!

A Sweet and Super 2009 Rosa!

Cheers 🙂


Right now I’m craving things such as dulce de leche. So good even when plain 🙂


You’ve been playing recently with dulce de leche recipes, I bet that’s so hard to resist a full dollop everyday..huh? This is my problem also 😉
Have a Super and Happy 2009! 🙂

kang at LE

Oh dear I have so many temptations, hmm, let me think about this, my temptation is probably more like an obsession – I feel the need to continually tweak my blog design and I do have an usually obsession to check my sitemeter every two minutes or so!

In terms of food – it is not a temptation – I just eat, eat , eat non stop



@Kang at LE
Kang temptation and obsession are quite near.. bloggers in general share the same: improving design and checking constantly stats (guilty of both too!) For stats you can check blvdstatus.com these guys have stats online-autorefreshed!

As a foodies I think most of us have the eat temptation of good and tasty food continually 🙂

Thanks for coming by and a great weekend for you! 🙂


My temptations are usually salty snacks. Nuts, pretzels, popcorn, etc. I’m really bad with crackers and just avoid having them in the house.

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