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Camping and Cheezecake

7 Oct

Jeremy and I decided that we needed to get out of town last weekend, before the gray Portland winter sets in.  I am a wuss and will probably refuse to step foot outside heated indoor environs unless absolutely necessary from November until March.


We had to put Jeremy's jacket on Dan to keep him from shivering in the tent.


Well, we still froze and I spent a good amount of time reminding myself of all the nights I have to look forward to in my warm bed instead of on a foggy, frigid mountainside. With that griping out of the way, I have to say that I was treated to some of the most amazing views of Mt. Hood that I have ever seen.  We stayed at the Cloud Cap Campground on the north face of Mt. Hood, where had some beautiful views of Elliot Glacier.

Recently, I’ve started taking an interest in raw foods.  It appears that there is a whole health movement around it with cookbooks and websites galore.  I’m certainly not interested in the %100 raw lifestyle, there are too many sacrifices I would need to make and I’m not convinced that cooked foods don’t offer some important health benefits.  Nonetheless, I think some of the basic principles are great and I’m sure I could benefit from including more raw food in my diet.  Today, I did my best to eat as much raw food as I could.  Here’s how it went:

-banana, spinach, hemp, cacao, and milk smoothie with chlorella supplement added

-raw walnuts

-vegetable and yogurt salad

-carrot, beet, and celery juice

-wheatberry salad (cooked)

-ham and cheese wrap from the freezer


-raw lemon cheezecake

Overall, I did much better than usual when I’m trying to eat raw.  I wonder if I’ll notice a difference in my energy levels if I keep this up?  I may have to try it as an experiment.