Write about something that makes you feel strong.
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Why write when an image can speak volumes?
Ok, I’ll explain.
Peanut Butter (née, Peanut Paste), when eaten in moderation, provides a decent amount of protein, along with essential vitamins and minerals, including potassium, magnesium, and zinc.
But Vegemite, on the other hand, is an excellent source of Thiamin (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) Niacin (Vitamin B3) and Folate (Vitamin B9). One teaspoon of Vegemite provides between 25% and 50% of your daily recommended intake of these vitamins.
Please note – that’s ONE TEASPOON! The uninitiated tend to overload on Vegemite thinking it is applied like Peanut Butter. This is wrong, very wrong.
One teaspoon of Vegemite is more than enough to spread across two slices of buttered toast.
Both Vegemite and Peanut Butter were staples in the pantry when I was growing up. My lunchbox consistently consisted of Vegemite sandwiches, or occasionally (very occasionally) Peanut Butter sandwiches.
These days I do enjoy a tablespoon of Peanut Butter in a Banana Smoothie.
But having Vegemite in my diet has always made me feel strong and healthy and happy just like the jingle from the 1950s advertising campaign says.
These days, I use Vegemite to spruce up soups and stocks, enhance braised beef and magnify the deliciousness of smashed avocado on toast (with freshly squeezed lime juice, a crunchy hash brown, and topped off with a gooey egg).
I have even made Vegemite Beef Pies for my husband and he gave them two thumbs up.
I know it’s hard for people overseas to comprehend the love Australians have for this salt paste originally created from leftover brewers’ yeast extract 100 years ago.
But when you’re introduced to it as a toddler (or even younger) it just finds, or forces, its way into your pantry and your heart.
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