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Do you really need Jenny Craig for weight loss? I think not!

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I have a much better idea, having tried out Jenny Craig for a couple of weeks.


Tea and toast with jam



Green salad with mixed lettuce, rocket and avocado with a good dressing



Vegetable or fruit juice and some laughing cow cheese



Blueberries and raspberries with honey and natural yoghurt


This diet is low in kilojoules and perfect for the middle aged. This is my suggestion. Personally, I don’t really like eating meat, so lots of fruit and salad with some vegetable or fruit juice is really all I need and some tea.

Let’s see the weight come off with at least 40 minutes of walking done on the treadmill daily. My ten minutes, break, ten minutes routine to gently raise the heart rate without feeling too overdone with a massive aerobic workout.

This diet is sensible. Vegetarian, ethical and good for the body, speech and mind.


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The Art of Cooking and the Science and Philosophy of Mind

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written by Vanessa Anne Walsh

A wisdom mother’s and practitioner of ethics guide to vegetarian food

Today I cooked Vegetable and Silken Tofu Teriyaki Stirfry with Black and White Rice.

This is a food journal designed to explain the Art of Cooking. In my opinion, most people get diet and exercise horribly incorrect and wrong. I have about twenty one or so vegetarian recipes. These recipes make up well balanced, ethical and nutritious meals.

To eat well, you need either rasberries and blueberries for breakfast with some natural yogurt and a dash of honey if you like, or some home made bread made with organic flour in a breadmaker, with some organic butter and jam and some loose leaf Ceylon black tea with full cream milk, or a slow juiced orange, mango, banana and passionfruit juice. That’s it. Food like that is nutritious and good for your body and mind. It’s not fattening, but it’s not crazy non-fat. It doesn’t cause diabetes, cancer, bowel or stomach complaint, heart disease, liver disease, or damage to one’s brain. None of this food does that. It is the healthiest range of recipes you can find. It’s kind on the environment and on oneself and others. It doesn’t harm other beings. It is not dependent upon the senseless slaughter of the beast or animal, fish or chicken, lamb, cow or pig.

Diet’s like the CSIRO diet are disgusting. Why? Because they are the polar opposite to this diet. There are many reasons the CSIRO Diet can be called unethical and bad for you. It is, because it relies upon killing other living beings.

This is how to prepare and cook the recipe

Teriyaki Vegetable and Silken Tofu Stirfry with Black or Wild Rice and White Basmati Rice.

Serves Three People.

I use all organic produce.

So you need a good organic food source and supplier, like Greenline Organic.

One organic onion, diced

½ punnet cherry tomatoes, cut in half

a Couple of tablespoons of Extra Virgin cold pressed olive oil, enough to cover the base of the wok.

One organic carrot, washed and sliced in quarters

210 mls Teriyaki Sauce

About twelve small or medium sized swiss brown mushrooms, washed and sliced

120grams snow peas, washed with the stalky end cut off

One bunch of broccolini, with the end cut off, washed and slicing the flowerets or top part of the broccolini. No need to use the base of the stem.

One packed of silken tofu, cut into small pieces.

To cook

Measure one cup of wild or black rice and one cup of white rice. Put the black rice with about two cups of water in one saucepan and one cup of white rice with two cups of water in another saucepan. Start cooking on a medium heat the black or wild rice which takes 30 minutes to cook. After twenty minutes, cook the white rice for ten minutes and strain then mix the two rices together and serve.

Whilst the black rice is cooking, add the olive oil to the wok with the diced onion and heat on a medium heat. Add the sliced cherry tomatoes and fry gently for a few minutes. Add the sliced carrot and stir and then add the teriyaki sauce. Add the mushrooms, snow peas and broccolini. Add the silken tofu and stir gently cooking unti the rice is ready with the lid of the wok on, Stir occasionally, but don’t overcook it. Lower the heat if necessary, to a gentle heat.

Serve with a ladle and some of the sauce. My suggestion is you spoon some of the rice mix onto a plate and then ladle the stir fry out and next to the rice mix with a little sauce from the bottom of the wok. Enjoy this very healthy and nutritious meal. You really only need one meal like this a day to maintain good energy and a healthy weight range.

Bless the food by reciting OM AH HUM three times before eating slowly.

The Yummiest Salad and Soup Diet

Buddhism, Diet, Food, Health, Medicine, Philosophy

If I can get this blog to work, my intention was to journal about a Buddhist journey into the Essential Wellbeing Diet. This diet is scientifically proven to support and create a state of excellent health as tried tested and experienced by my own religious practice.

I am a medic, a Buddhist doctor who would like to document my experience with what I consider to be a very healthy, non-harmful diet, the Essential Diet, as I like to call it. Having suffered from crohns disease, and wanting to avoid all other types of disease, I feel it’s in the community interest to encourage people to do even better than what they feel they may have been doing with their diet. I think people in Australia eat too much meat. This diet is primarily vegetarian, and does include dairy, full cream diary products.

All good diets start with a plan and a shopping list.


Yummyist Salad

Yummy? What’s yummy? Well, my cooking for starters. No, it’s delicious. Are we a nation of fatties? Obesity – give it the boot. Diabetes, who needs it.

Anyway, I’ll show you how to start the day, how to continue it and finish off. It’s all about reducing greed, a lack of satisfaction and ill health. I thought to blog on this last week, but basically, cooking got the better of me and I was so in the moment, that the words never hit the page. So, I had a good time. That’s what it is about in part, really, how to be beneficial to yourself and to others. The bodisattva or Buddha way.

This is the sort of shopping list you need.

For two people

Ancient grains and seed organic loaf of bread

organic butter

Organic Chilli Hommous

Tasty cheese sliced – bega

Organic ceylon tea

Organic coffee

Organic cream

Organic full cream milk

Raw sugar

1 bag organic mixed lettuce leaves

One organic avocado

Soy and sesame dressing or honey soy dressing or ranch dressing or greek yoghurt dressing

Organic fetta cheese


Rasberries one punnet

Blueberries One punnet

Organic yoghurt natural

Organic sour cream

2 Organic dutch cream potatoes

salt flakes and cracked black pepper


What you need to begin is some good organic bread. Healthybake I think, the baker does some nice loaves. Then some organic butter and a nice slice of tasty cheese. Next a cruskit with organic chilli hommous. Have that with a nice ceylon tea or an organic coffee and cream and what a delicious breakfast you have.

You will need some meditation before lunch. Thank all those wonderful growers and food manufacturers, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas for the energy they give to get out of bed to make the world a better place by bringing to market, such yummy produce. It works to give thanks. To show appreciation. To make offerings of body, speech and mind to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas to create the causes for all beings to attain the highest state of enlightenment.

Then, next is lunch. Some delicious organic mixed lettuce leaves, some soy and sesame salad dressing, an avocado sliced and some organic fetta broken up over the salad leaves. Toss and enjoy.

Afternoon tea is to enjoy two fresh passionfruit sliced in half and eaten, some raspberries and blueberries in a bowl mixed with fresh organic or gippsland yoghurt. Yum. Very light, very nutritious.

Dinner: one baked potato (organic dutch cream is nice), some organic butter and a dollop of sour cream. It takes a bit over an hour to cook. Enjoy. And give meat a miss for a while.

The soup, I’ll discuss later. But start with some good salad and your body, speech and mind will thank you for the diligent care and attention.

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Meditators Diary – Doing the Buddha Do

Buddhism, Culture, Diet, ethics, Food, Health, Medicine, Philosophy

May 23 2016


We are discussing the emptiness of form, feeling, recognition, compositional factors and consciousness. What sort of diet do you need to follow? I have just the plan and way of being. It’s the meditators diet and it’s for the benefit of all living beings.

Let’s just discuss the menu for the day. What are we going to eat, or what did we just consume? What was done on Sunday has been done, but it’s definitely worth looking at, investigating and discussing.

Sunday’s menu included the following:

Dinner was the following.

Half a green salad with dressing     50 kilojoules

Half a horenzo gomae which is spinach with sesame seed sauce   30 kilojoules

2 pieces of fried tofu in broth. 80 kilojoules

1 piece of scotch fillet bar-b-qued. 500 kilojoules

Total 660 kilojoules


Lunch was this:

One spanakopita filo pastry with salad 500 kilojoules

One freshly squeezed orange juice 300 kilojoules

One Latte with one teaspoon of raw sugar. 250 kilojoules

Some green tea and English breakfast tea.

Total 1050 kilojoules


½ piece chocolate 150 kilojoules


Total Kilojoule count: 1850 kilojoules


This is an example of an average daily consumption of a diet that does not cause heart disease, diabetes, cancer or obesity. The thing is the Australian Government’s own website recommends to the public of Australia an average daily kiloujoule intake of between 9000 kilojoules and 11000 kilojoules for average workers (not athletes), who are advised to eat even more than that.

Clearly the Australian Government’s health advisory team is barking mad. Their health advice, their dietary advice is obviously an example of extreme ignorance, greed attachment, desire and hatred. On this diet that we, the Tibetan Government recommend, you do not suffer a loss of energy, sickness or hunger and thirst.

I will discuss Monday later in the day.


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