Good afternoon dear readers! I must once again thankyou for taking interest in my journey through a life without palm oil; I hope you’re enjoying it so far! As always, if you have any questions, comments or advice, please don’t hesitate to comments or send me a direct message! I would love to hear from you.
Day Three was a wonderful day, but was not without temptations.
Breakfast: Staying at Kyle’s house the night before meant that I did not have access to the foods I was certain were palm oil free ie my Sanitarium peanut butter and my Helga’s bread. I was, however, treated to a lovely breakfast in bed, or toasted ciabatta bread with Vegemite! Those who are not from Australia and are not familiar with the wonders of Vegemite, it is certainly an acquired taste, but having been weened onto it since the introduction of solid foods into my diet, I love it. Yum yum!
Lunch: Today was no ordinary laid back Sunday. This Sunday, Kyle and I took my mum to the Melbourne Zoo, my place of work (and the organisation that got me onto all this palm oil business) to feed the giraffes! My mum is obsessed with giraffes, and so I thought it would be nice to give her a Close Up experience for mother’s day, cos she’s an awesome mum and deserves to be spoiled with giraffe feedings.
This is us feeding them carrots.
For us humans, lunch consisted of a BBQ, which by all accounts was palm oil free! And delicious.
We wandered around for the rest of the day, visiting amongst many other animals the Sumatran Tigers and the dear Orangutans, two of the critically endangered speicies that drive the sustainable palm oil campaign. If you have the chance to go, you should, even if it’s just to see Dewi, the 18 month Orangutan, because she’s the sweetest.
Seeing those amazing Rothschild Giraffes up close, who are also critically endangered, as well as the Orangutans and Sumatran Tigers, really drove home for me why I’m doing this. I don’t want to live in a world where these incredible creatures only exist in captivity.
Dinner: Fettucini Carbonara! With my little addition of San Remo pasta, another successfully palm oil free dinner! Yay!
Dessert: This was the hardest part of Day Three. After dinner I went to my friend Laura’s house to catch up and have some beers and watch some bad television. Laura, being the wonderful hostess that she is, brings me a beer when I arrive, and some dips and crackers for us to nibble on. Normally, I would be into those dips from the get go, but the crackers were Clix, by Jatz, which are a big no no in terms of unsustainable palm oil! And of course, I have never wanted dip and crackers so badly! I was actually salivating. Thankfully, her boyfriend Rian saved me, by bringing out Banana Paddle Pops. Thank god! I did, however, leave feeling very proud that I did not give in, even though I really badly wanted to; this was my biggest temptation since the Jelly Slice, and the fact that I’ve come out the other side palm oil free has only strengthened my resolve!
Join me tomorrow, for Day Four! I’m also working on a couple of non food specific related posts, so if you’re not into all this food porn, these might be for you! Have a lovely day!