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of ty­phoid fever may have been the ill­ness that saved Carly Grossek’s life.

Carly, also known as The Fairy God­mother of Well­ness, said af­ter con­tract­ing the dis­ease, she had to go on blood pres­sure med­i­ca­tion.

“That’s when I re­alised my weight was af­fect­ing my health,” she says. “I just had to do some­thing.”

I had been look­ing for­ward to at­tend­ing Carly’s cook­ing class since flick­ing through the glossy pages of her new cook­book

which is be­ing snapped up. The night con­sisted of good food, healthy eat­ing and leav­ing the kitchen with­out hav­ing to wash up.

We pre­pared a three-course meal start­ing with cau­li­flower and ham soup, fol­lowed by Mag­i­cal Ba­con & Vege­lious Slice-a-Rama with a green side salad and fin­ish­ing with dessert, which was trop­i­cal fruit skew­ers with honey-in­fused nat­u­ral yo­ghurt.

Cairns mum Kerry Dixon loves that the recipes were not just for adults.

“You can really hide the veg­eta­bles, which makes my life a whole lot eas­ier,” she says.

Kerry and her friend Kris­ten Palmer also sug­gested their very own twist on the ham soup recipe, turn­ing it pink by adding a dash of beet­root for their fussy lit­tle eaters. Sounds more like a Hal­loween prank to me!

Carly has shed a whop­ping 42kg since 2017.

“Peo­ple say what a vi­brant, happy and pos­i­tive per­son I am. Now I feel like my phys­i­cal im­age re­flects who I am,” she says. “I just want to em­power oth­ers to achieve their dreams of health and well­ness by shar­ing my healthy eat­ing se­crets, tips and tricks with the world.”

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