Body Positive – Healthy veggie snack and fun in the office

Yen Ling wanted the recipe for this tasty veggie delight.  I shared it with her, but heck, everyone who wants to give clean eating a shot should be able to enjoy this in the comfort of home : )  An excuse the Fat Acceptance and HAES movements like to give is that eating proper food is expensive.

Another lie.  No, it’s not.  Put down the Twinkie when you’re in front of the telly and try this instead!

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Melt butter and brown some garlic.  Fry the baby carrots on medium heat for about 5 minutes, then cover and cook for another 20.  Stir in eggplant, drizzle the veggies with teriyaki sauce, mixed herbs and pepper, then cover and cook for 8 to 10 minutes.  Finally, add the onions and cook for another 5 minutes.  Season with more teriyaki sauce, mixed herbs and pepper if necessary.

Finally, when the veggies are tender to your liking, add a dash of sherry, then off the heat and serve.

It is soooooooooo good!

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Yen Ling and I love our veggies.  Like most Asian women, we make the most of what we have and try to dress well in flattering clothes.  When I told her that obese women involved in the Fat Acceptance and HAES movements proudly display their fat rolls and cellulite, she was just as puzzled.

Why would anyone in their right mind do that???

We turned up at work in similar dresses a few weeks back.  Colleagues were so amused that they asked us to pose for photos together.  Why not?  It’s good to have a laugh at ourselves : )

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Look, women can wear whatever they want and do what they want.  What I have a problem with is them demanding that society acts a certain way and treat them delicately, blahblahblah.  Nobody is entitled to anything, not even respect.  Haven’t they heard of the phrase, ‘respect is earned’?

They CAN proudly put their bodies on display and they certainly have the right and the freedom to do so.  What they DO NOT have the right over, are others’ thoughts and opinions.  Some of us prefer not to flaunt our flaws and visible belly outlines.  We also have the right to think that flaunting our flaws is unattractive.

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Not all of us are conventionally gorgeous and that’s perfectly ok.  Heck, I’m not and accept it just fine.  But there’s also nothing wrong with wanting to look our best every single day.  This includes wearing flattering clothes!  I’m certainly not about to highlight my flab or small boobs, then demand everyone else shut up or find them beautiful.

Thankfully, neither is Yen Ling.

Wishing you fun,

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