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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Food log 6-22-17 and 6-23-17


Fresh squeezed orange juice blended with frozen strawberries

Fresh harvested mountain apples from yard

7 Saba bananas

Oops, forgot to record the rest of this day and the next... now I have forgotten.

Think this is the night I made a kind of salsa chutney ish thing one of these two nights. It was 3/4 of a fruity avocado mashed a bit still chunky, some minced chives, 2 roma tomatoes chopped, and a touch of lemon juice. I started eating it with celery, but then Darrel started eating his guacamole which makes his breath bother me if I don’t have some. It's raw vegan so I will put some in my stuff sometimes so his breath doesn't bother me.

I added some to mine and decided to put that in dried nori sheets in a row lengthwise with a stick of celery lengthwise across as well before rolling it and eating it. Neither the spicy guacamole nor the dried nori are my ideal foods, but they are acceptable at times. This was one of those times (obviously). Lol


Think this is when I had half a white pineapple with Darrel (he had the other half). He cut them up this time as I was multitasking something else.

Can't remember what I had for lunch... I remember it was some sort of fruit and that I had celery after it.

Lychee while we watched Netflix in the evening.

I had fresh raw peanuts from market (taste kinda like peas) a bit after the lychee, still watching Netflix.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Food log 6-21-17

Happy Solstice! :)

A couple of figs from yard eaten at tree
Lots of mountain apples from yard

Sweet frozen puree: frozen apple bananas blended with frozen bing cherries and a bit of coconut water

Small strawberry papaya
Small hand bananas  (called ladyfinger here, Apple banana elsewhere)
Soaked deglet noor dates and soak water mixed with sliced pink lady apples and celery

Photos to be posted later

Food log 6-20-17

Water from coconut from yard

About 1/2 a pear offered to me when out in the field at the refuge with the biologist

A couple of figs from yard eaten at the tree :)

Lots of mountain apples harvested fresh from yard

Fresh squeezed orange juice
Mix of zuke, cuke, multicolor carrot noodles with sauce of some of the OJ blended with celery, zucchini, and a touch of tahini, sprinkled with minced fresh chives
Photos to be posted later

Today was a big birding day for me: spent morning on state-wide nene survey, then the rest of the day doing photo review and writing up observations of a moorhen nest from the motion detection camera's SD card I got from an intern. So interesting! Love all of it! :)

Darrel went to farm today to see if there was anything new to harvest, and discovered more theft and vandalism. :( They cut our starfruit tree so severely that it might not survive. 😓 It had the best starfruit I have ever tasted... was planted from a tree that had the best starfruit I had ever had previously. I hope it survives. ❤ It really sucks to not be able to live at the farm right now at times like this.

I am encouraged overall though, as we have plans and are gradually making progress to get back to it again. ❤❤

In the meantime, I'm so grateful I can help out at the refuges being in and with nature and making a difference there. It's wonderful to meet others who care about these things too. :) 🌞👍

Monday, June 19, 2017

Food log 6-19-17

Water from coconuts from yard :)

Apple bananas on the go

Rest of coconut water from earlier, stored in fridge

Large Cantaloupe and some salvaged from another

Defrosted frozen spinach, fresh mushrooms, and dried tomatoes that were in olive oil in jar (all not ideal)

Partially dehydrated mushrooms and roma tomatoes with fresh sugar snap peas

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Food log 6-17-17 and 6-18-17

Saturday June 17, 2017

Fresh squeezed orange juice
1 Tuscan melon


Darrel and I spent time to try out Agile Scrum framework for figuring out our life in the next year, in order to help prioritize all the things we were feeling need to be done, feel driven to do and/or have deadlines to finish before we go to the FoodnSport retreats in September. It really helped! Yay! :)

Sunday June 18, 2017 Father's Day! :)

1 Tuscan melon

Mountain apples

Apple bananas
Hearts of romaine head lettuce

Hearts of romaine head lettuce
3 large roma tomatoes
Mustard  (not ideal)

Darrel had something with a lot of mustard on it and I decided to have some mustard too. I wedged the roma tomatoes lengthwise, and placed them on the lettuce leaves lengthwise, then put a bit of mustard down the length of that, folded the leaves over the top and ate them that way. It hit the spot. Mustard is not ideal because of its spiciness, but it's one of the exceptions I have been making over the last few years rarely, and occasionally.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Food log 6-16-17

Large fresh squeezed OJ at Jamba Juice while out

White pineapple and Blueberries
More OJ I squeezed myself

Blended OJ with frozen mango and mint as sauce for:
Veggie dish with Brussels sprouts, multicolor carrots, celery, sections from juiced oranges
Hearts of romaine head on the side
Touch of Darrel's guacamole mixed in so we have the same breath :)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Food log 6-14-17 and 6-15-17

Today was a hodge podge... and little of this, little of that...

A few golden figs from yard
2 Jamaican lilikoi from yard
3 mountain apples from yard
1/2 large white pineapple from farmers market
2 ears corn from farmers market
Blueberries from store
2 hearts of romaine heads lettuce from store
Lychee from farmers market


Fresh squeezed orange juice
Smoothie with some of the OJ and frozen strawberries
Mamey sapote
1/2 pound baby lettuce spring mix with olive oil and spices on it (not ideal, but tasty)
1-2 tablespoons tahini with lemon juice as spread onto dried nori sheets (not ideal) wrapped around small wedges of roma tomatoes  (2 large)

Yeah, too much fat for one day, more than one type of fat, oil and spices, and nori all are not my ideal. I realized that and decided it was acceptable enough for me, and I don't regret it.

I felt like having the mix spiced like I used to spice popcorn, so I did, and ate it like that. Call it my rarely-occassionally thing. I have been overt fat free for a while, so the amount of fat is acceptable to me. It averages out and the effects were minimized by not having excess overt fats like that more than one day in a row.