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A Battle with Junk Food

Over Christmas I put on a few kgs. but then again I guess many of us did.  I really want to loose the extra Christmas weight, but everyone around me is having birthdays. These are different party’s not like my days in Sydney where it was dinner and drinks these are kids party’s with lots of chips lollies and soft drink. How things change with age.



Well off to Nana’s we go and there they are on the table Chips yumm Dips yumm and then out comes the soft drink.. I say “no thanks”  being strong but wandering past the table I pick up  a handful of chips lay on the lounge savoring the taste.  Now the devil has me by the hand, over to the table again more chips a bit of dip and a healthy looking tomato cheese savory biscuit.



Feeling full and content now, we go outside to watch the noisy kids playing. Three boys DJ 11, Ricky 8 and Adam 5. Gary is playing footy with the boys in a small concrete back verandah (no yard) where the football hits the barbecue the table, the roof, and with a constant “be careful” from Pop who’s birthday it is the kids continue to have fun with their Uncle Gary.



Then it’s dinner time, vegetable pasties, salad and then ice cream, chocolate mud cake and lollies  Ahhh!! 



I know better, but it’s so hard to listen to that still small voice within that always knows what’s best for you.



We don’t have any junk food in our house as it’s too tempting and my diet (which I battle) is Vegetarian.


I dislike vegetables so I make a vegetable soup and barmix or puree it just because I know it’s  good for you and in my opinion that soup is the elixir of the God’s. It gives you energy, a sense of well being, settles frayed nerves, heals anxiety and keeps you regular.


Treats in our house are puff pastry sheets with thin sliced apple on top with a little bit of sugar and cinnamon baked in the oven and served with Soy Ice Cream.



The only reason I am careful with food is;



Soft Drinks full of sugar give me hot flushes, its a menopause thing and I don’t know what the experts say with all their studies but sugar definitely give me severe hot flushes. When I cut down on the sugar the hot flushes are mild so all I have is cups of tea and water, water, water..not fair..not fair at all. Chips are full of fat and super yummy but too many of them and I feel sick apparently its because when you give up something the body isn’t to keen on having it back again in some cases, like alcohol, I cannot stand the taste of it anymore and I used to love bourbon or wine.



Two things one shouldn’t have according to all that I have studied is fat or fried food and sugar. Of course these are always so nice to eat. It’s not that I am a health freak, its just that these things have an effect on me so I have the choice to listen to my higher inner self who knows what is best for me or the little devil within who always gets me into trouble and then I suffer, it’s the simple Universal Law of Cause and Effect


The next birthday party is May when there will be three in a row all Gemini’s so I have until May to loose the extra kg before more chips, dips, lollies and cakes.


emerald-fairy’s Elixir of the God’s Soup Recipe – great for kids who won’t eat vegs!!


Big saucepan – depending on how much you want to make

Carrots, Potato, Pumpkin, Onion, Capsicum, Celery, Peas, Broccli and anything else you have around can go into this soup.


Season with salt, pepper, mixed herbs, bay leaf,  Chicken Cubes (for vegetarians use Massell Soy Chicken Cubes)


When cooked, the trick is to puree or bamix so it doesn’t look like vegetables and serve with parmesan toast or puff pastry cut into strips glazed with milk twisted and sprinkled with grated cheese black pepper and parmesan…yummm!! 


Your kids will get their vegs and I swear my all that’s good and holy it gives you a sense of well being  it’s true!!