Well here we are again! Wow, what a day already. It seems for every one thing I get to check off my list, two more pop up! But that is okay, it keeps my mind off food.
Speaking of food, since hubs has been traveling, and I am trying to eat much healthier, I have lost a couple of lbs. Or maybe, just maybe, it is because I have not eaten donuts for almost two weeks now. In fact, other than a piece of chocolate a day, I have not had any “junk” food. And, Bonus, I am feeling pretty darn good. I have decided we just cannot say the “D” word in his presence, maybe I can get him to forgot about the donuts. NO DONUTS!!
Ok, more on the Botanical Gardens from yesterday! If you like plants, flowers, gardening, or just being outdoors, this is definitely a place you need to visit. One of my favorite places to stop in is the Orchid area. Orchids are such delicate and intricate flowers. Soo many varieties, colors, sizes, shapes. They go from the very small mini orchids to the much larger orchids. We spent quite a bit of time in here.
The other part I really like is the outdoor edible gardens. They have SOO many herbs, vegetables, fruits, it is amazing. They even had a tarot root plant.
The following are just random pictures, the top one is a frog in the little pond, and the next one is of a Chihuly pc.
Ok, I think I have shared enough with the Gardens, it is just such a good experience.
I have been wanting to try to make pickled daikon radishes, so finally, yesterday, I took about 20 minutes and put this together.
I can’t try them until tomorrow, but when I do, I will let you know how they are. We have had these in Asian restaurants, and they are awesome. I do hope these turn out.
I also made these Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Energy Balls. (I got a coffee about 3:30 yesterday afternoon and really got a second wind)
I have tried one so far, and I will say, it did taste pretty good. And bonus, very simple and no baking.
I am sure these have been around for a long time, but apparently I have just seen them for the first time.
These are Think Thin Protein Cakes. These are really a great little treat!!!
OK kids, this is a bit shorter blog then I had planned on, but I need to get to the airport to pick up hubs and I just checked the flight, it is almost a full hour ahead of schedule, so I need to get going.
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