I’m a creature of habit and convenience. I’m a Drive Thru Sue with Purist ideals. I don’t like shakes or smoothies and I’m quite conservative with my drinks. I’ll try about 3 shakes or smoothies per year and gag every time. It’s just not my thing. Coffee is though. Hmm coffee. I also drink chamomile tea, green tea and Good Girl Moonshine – these are regular drinks for me. One of my ‘must-have’s’ is a big daily salad. I just don’t feel ‘whole’ if I don’t have a huge plate of veggies every day.


  • Nourish Me Proats (carb-fuelled)
  • Alpine Sproutedtoast with ham, tomato & hummus (carb-fuelled)
  • Sautéed Zucchini & Mushrooms with a poached eggs, bacon and collagen tea (fat-fuelled)


  • Soup with ryvita’s or on plan bread (carb-fuelled)
  • Soup with Swiss Bread and Greens Salad (fat-fuelled)
  • Popeye’s Power Soup, chicken-free version (fat-fuelled)
  • Sautéed Veggies in Butter/Coconut Oil, sprinkled with Nutritional Yeast (fat-fuelled)
  • Salmon fillet with Sautéed Lettuce and Mushrooms (fat-fuelled)
  • Superfood-Loaded Salad with boiled eggs – lettuce, spinach, capsicum, cucumber, tomato and a dressing (fat-fuelled)
  • Left Overs from previous night’s tea


  • African Beans with Rice (carb-fuelled)
  • Chana Dahl Soup or other Lentil Soup (carb-fuelled)
  • Trim Mac Salad (fat-fuelled)
  • Small tin of sugar-free Baked Beans with fruit and a collagen coffee (carb-fuelled)
  • Chow Mein which is similar to Egg Roll in a Bowl (fat-fuelled)
  • Stir Fry Chicken with Veggies (fat-fuelled)
  • Eggs Purgatory (fat-fuelled)
  • Usually tea is a form of animal protein with lots of veggies. Just enough fat or carb to make it yummy.



  • Ryvitas x 2 or Rye Cruskits x 4 with hummus (carb-fuelled)
  • Carrot/Cucumber/Capsicum/Broccoli Sticks with Hummus (carb-fuelled)
  • Fruit (Winter strawberries, kiwi fruit and mandarins are beautiful) with Aquafaba Meringue (carb-fuelled)
  • Handful of Nuts or Nut Butter with Cucumber (fat-fuelled)
  • Skinny Chocolate (fat-fuelled)
  • Popcorn with spray of olive oil and sprinkled with Nutritional Yeast (carb-fuelled)
  • Yogurt (coconut if DF)  with nuts and seeds (fat-fuelled)
  • Muffin in a mug (fat-fuelled)
  • Dark Lindt Chocolate
  • Fruit with 1 TB hummus or fruit with a collagen tea (carb-fuelled)

If you look closely enough you may notice something missing is a little sparese: milk. More specifically dairy products. I have been dairy free for more than three months and really enjoying it. Going dairy free has opened my imagination and I’ve been eating more veggies than ever before which is a good thing. Dairy has always been my weakness. I never dreamed I could live without it but it’s a mindset. I knew dairy wasn’t helping with chronic sinusitis and the arthritic symptoms which are a part of fibromyalgia. And it wasn’t helping with weight loss either. Dairy doesn’t need to be fattening but when one has a weakness as serious as mine, when dairy becomes a part of every meal and snack then it isn’t going to remain a good thing for long.The main thing I’ve missed is Parmesan Cheese. I know it’s a good food but my inability to have parmy cheese in the fridge for longer than 2 hours is simply wrong.  

What is your food weakness?


2021 Edited to add: I am no longer dairy free, I include Chobani yogurt, all the cheese and dairy milk because I simply don’t want to live without dairy in my life. 2021