Just checking in to list my food intake.
Yesterday I had Durian for the first time.
Ew, ew, ew, ew double ew!
And the smell is fine. I don't know what everyone is complaining about. I actually like the smell, even though after a little bit of ripening in the sun it's reminiscent of rotten onions.
The taste is... Ew!
It's too sweet, and has a mix of strong flavours that can only be matched up by a mix of flavours you'd find in a garbage bag.
Boiled onions, fish, rotten bananas... I don't know!
It was gross and I was disappointed because it took us a while to open it (me and two of my friends took it to the park in the middle of the night and cracked it open with a knife. The fruit inside was hard earned, but so disappointing. (We all felt a little sick after :x)
We ended going to Dunn's for a late-night snack.
I got a bacon burger.
I also had a salami stick, and another cut of deli meat (it was 3 pieces in total, we all shared it as an appetizer because we were hungry).
The salads we all ordered were pathetic, so we stuck to pickles and coleslaw.
I loved it how we all put the bread and buns on a lonely pile in the middle of the table :]
I can't say this enough. It's awesome to have primal friends. It's a real connection, an understanding.
I also love it that for a chance, I have friends with who I can talk all night without getting bored, or even spending any money!
Most times we all sit in the car and talk about random things. Our feelings, our families, our problems - stuff just pours out.
It's this intimacy that I always wanted... made me a little happy :]
All right... a lot :P
-> roasted duck
-> dry garlic ribs (but they had honey sauce on them! I didn't know that when I ordered)
-> some durian, unfortunately
-> a shit load of lychees (those things are addictive)
-> burger (med-rare) with crispy bacon
-> avocado milkshake with coconut (we made a random Chinese lady at the bubble tea place make it for us without sugar)
-> roasted pork (oh lord!)
-> a shit load of lychees
-> a ton of banana chips
-> leftover roasted duck and roasted pork (in ghee!)
and *drum roll* coconut icecream (so delicious!)
OMG! Coconut icecream tastes AMAZING!!!
Remember how I said I can't completely let go of dairy... Well, now I can finally relenquish dairy's sinister grip on me!
I said I couldn't live without butter. Then I found a Lebanese grovery store right by my house who sells the coveted substance known as ghee! And to my great surprise it has the amplified taste and aroma of butter without the lactose that makes my body crazy!
I said nothing can replace real dairy icecream and its creamy texture. Boy, was I wrong!
So Delicious (I thought they made stuff from soy so I stayed away from it) makes an absolute divine coconut icecream wirh organic coconuts and agave syrup. It's a tad too sweet, but until I find a worthy replacement, this is SALVATION!
I can't calm my enthusiasm! (I'm typing so loud I'm probably waking up Vy who fell asleep next to me after a Dawson's Creek marathon).
I've had a good weekend and it seems like the world is turning in my favour, like the sun is shining a path to answer all my worries! No glucose and now no dairy, I'm so glad I found a way to quit them. I just hope I keep honouring my promise :]
Hope you're having an equally great weekend (especially the lucky bastards that are pigging out, excuse the pun, at Boarfest :]