Zoo Day

After my physics review this morning, I ate my chocolate breakfast cookie in my underwear whilst running around the house like a mad woman trying to get kids dressed, lunches packed and get us out the door on time to meet my girlfriend Sharon and her gang.

That’s quite a picture I just painted. And one long sentence too.


We made it to the zoo dressed and only 5 minutes late!

We checked out our rhino pal friends.

Max Rhino

Watched a bird show.

Watching Bird Show

Yes Maxine, do you have a question?

I Saw it Too!

Splashed in the river and took a lunch break.


PB&J for the little gals, tossed salad for the big gal. Red leaf, green leaf, boston bibb, tomatoes, raw corn and avocado with miso dressing.


And the ever elusive Peanut Butter Cookie Larabar that I FINALLY found. I swear I feel like I’ve been on a scavenger hunt looking for this flavor for the past few months.


It did not disappoint.

We waited for sea lions.


(Note the change of clothes A LA splashing river.)


There He Is!

Watched a monkey lick the window.

Monkey Lick

Can’t say I haven’t done the same thing to the bakery case.

More Monkies

And last but not least, the elephants.


Two Three very tired girls.

Tonight for dinner I made portobello mushroom burgers and used the other half of my kabocha to make fries with. Sprinkled with cinnamon and baked at 425 for about 40 minutes. The heels of an Ezekiel loaf made the perfect burger bun!

portobello kocbacha_fries

After a full day in the sun and lots of walking, tonight would have been a night I would have been tempted to eat a bowl of cereal and yogurt and chocolate chips for dinner. Nothing wrong with that, but for me it would have set me up for wanting MORE cereal and yogurt or some other sugary foods.

Instead of having to deal with resisting a sugar and snack craving for the rest of the night, it was much easier to have some “rules” to stick to. Even if it was just food combining rules and my effort to avoid processed carbs, it was nice to have some guidance that help me stay the course and stick with unprocessed foods. It almost feels like a crutch of sorts, but for now it’s ok.

After nearly two weeks of eating more raw meals, and almost nothing processed, my cravings for sugary, carby foods is quite noticeably diminished and I want it to stay that way.

8 Responses

  1. Looks like it was an awesome day! Great pictures! πŸ™‚

    I’m glad your new way of eating is working for you; I’m slowly making changes myself. I definitely want to learn more about food combining (something I’m not doing at all at the moment) as I have way too many “digestive issues”…. I think it’s time for me to get a copy of The Raw Food Detox Diet sooner rather than later! πŸ™‚

    • Oh boy if you have digestive issues I would definitely check out the RFDD, or at the very least read more on food combining. Now whenever I hear someone complain about an upset stomach after a meal, I can always look back (on blogs anyway) and can see what was the probable cause of their issue.

  2. I still love going to the zoo! Lol. My favorites are the monkeys and bears. Hehe. Looks like you had a wonderful day.

    That’s great the food is working for you and you’re figuring it all out! I wish I had that kind of willpower. Oh and that breakfast cookie looks GOOD!

  3. What a fun day!! The girls look like they were having a blast… πŸ™‚

    And a big YAY to the breakfast cookie! πŸ˜€

  4. Your morning sounded just like mine. I was too almost late, in fact i was for the time that i wanted to be at the zoo.
    I made frys the other night but they didn’t turn out looking as good as yours.

  5. I love the zoo too, especially the birds, those are my favorites πŸ˜€

    I just love the pics of your girls looking for the sea lions, those are some great shots.

    I’ve got to try making that miso dressing, I’ve got a tub of it in my fridge.

  6. *Can’t say I haven’t done the same thing to the bakery case.* hahahahahahahaha…..good one

  7. what a fun day! i still like going to the zoo, even though after i went on safari i said i wouldn’t go again….i’m sure when i have kiddies of my own it’ll be a go-to activity.

    that b’fast cookie is quite a stunner…

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