Friday, May 1, 2009

absolutely no greens

Reunited with my surf buddy and other long term expat, Hildi, I am excited to get back on my board and into tropical water. The post surf ritual is tea or coffee at her house, sometimes accompanied by a “treat”. Today it is banana cake, and I don’t have the heart or desire to launch into a raw food spiel. It is a small slither, and I enjoy it with mindfulness.

Hildi’s husband John is the antithesis of a raw foodie. He eats one vegetable, and one vegetable only – potato. Absolutely, most definitely no greens. The only fruit that he regularly eats is banana, and that is when it is blended with sweetened condensed milk, powdered milk, yogurt and biscuits in his daily smoothie. He survives on chicken, omelettes, chips, biscuits, lollies, chocolate, and the odd bit of fish. In the off season, he adds the delights of lamb chops and sausage rolls to his diet. John can’t understand us being vegetarian, and is always quick with a joking dig, so we aren’t ready to share our joys of being raw with him just yet.

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