The Hayes Zoo

Our Purpose

- to know God and use our entire lives in service to Him.

- to stand in the gap through prayer, giving and service to viable ministries in Latin America.

- to be transparent helpers of fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, using our resources and skills that through the Holy Spirit, we might encourage and equip those who have less.

- to share a living perspective from Latin America to our churches, friends and family in the states and beyond.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Foody Friday

Well today's food post is a bit of a switch. It might not even be that exciting for you....but for ME it's a big deal.


It has to do with a treat that my hubby brought back from the BIG city of San Pedro Sula (4 hours away) for me. :)

I miss some of the more healthy, exciting greens that are hard to find here. Not to mention funky cheeses, oils, veggies, meats, spices, chilies, salsas, grains, THAI FOOD...but I digress.

He brought me THIS; one of my favorite foods on earth, which I have not tasted for almost 3 years. (edited to add - these are DATES. )

Yes, Michelle Spencer...I mean that.

and THIS...which is better than chocolate in my opinion. (edited to add - this is SPINACH)

and a bunch of foofy, pretty, dark green lettuces too.

Big deep sigh....he really loves me.

Now - see what I made with them???

Green smoothies...yum.

He loves me A LOT to be drinking that don't you think? It's why he's so darn healthy and can do the superman type things he does here, at least, that's what I tell him. Oh wait...that was Popeye wasn't it?? He's more Superman than Popeye. :)

Buen Provecha....



Theresa in WV said...

The lettuce looks great.
I don't think I could stomach a veggie smoothie. I guess I'm too addicted to sugar.
Um.....what is in that package? I don't want to guess.

Jamie Jo said...

Prunes and spinach? You've got to be kidding, right? We're supposed to pity you for living without these delicacies? Sorry, it's not working here.

The Hayes Zoo said...

Hey Theresa!

I forgot to say what those things are!! I fixed it now. Those are Dates in the package and the bagged greens are SPINACH!! :)

I was too busy drinking my pineapple, orange, banana, spinach smoothie to remember those little details!! :)

Grateful for Grace said...

Umm... I can feel badly for you for not having cheeses, but not having dates? Um... not feelin' it, sistah.

Would love your green smoothie recipe.

He *does* love you indeed.

The Hayes Zoo said...

Gfg - our smoothies consist of what ever is in the market. :)

Oranges are a base as well and frozen bananas because those are always around. Then I get creative and add pineapple, cantaloupe, and/or watermelon. Of course several handfuls of spinach, and then ice and water....blend away...bok choy is another really good green to throw it but that's even harder to find here.

I'm not a good recipe follower type of gal so you may just want to ignore what I say...:)

The Hayes Zoo said...

Jamie - they aren't PRUNES!!! They are DATES....big difference. Although I am in the weird camp and love prunes too.

Do you still want to be my friend???

Jamie Jo said...

That's okay. Yes we can still be friends. Truthfully I'd prefer a good prune over dates any day, unless it's a date with my husband. I need to acquire a taste for green smoothies....

Live Simply Love Strongly said...

Mmm, dates! What was it my friends put in them last time...I think cream cheese..they were heavenly.

Have you tried growing a little bit of greens at home? I have heard that New Zealand spinach or amarath leaves are good substitutes for warmer climates.

TexasHeather said...

This post cracked me up. Dates, huh? If I tell you I've NEVER tasted one, will you still be my friend??

Glad you got your treats!