Thursday, December 30, 2010


This is a healthy South Indian Breakfast item. I had this at University campus for first time with a friend. I still remember the taste, because it was exceptionally good. The company you have makes it more memorable. Make the batter same as that of dosa, with the same ingredients and  batter consistency. Prepare it fresh or use up the left over dosa batter, transform it into an incredible breakfast using the chopped vegetables. I call this as an Indian version of " vegetarian Pizza" . well, It has the vegetable toppings... To serve the kids, remove the spice quotient ( green chillies) and add grated cheese and extra cheese, kids love it....

Rice - 2 cups, washed and soaked( rice and urad dal ratio 2:1)
Urad dal - 1 cup, washed and soaked
baking soda - a pinch

Carrot - 1 finely grated
Tomatoes - 1 finely chopped
Green chilli - 1 finely chopped ( adjust accordingly)
Onion - 1 small, finely chopped
Green peas - 2 tbsp
Coriander - 1 tbsp finely chopped
Spring onion - 2 tbsp, chopped
Green pepper - 1/2 , finely chopped

Method for making batter:
Take the soaked rice and urad dal, add water, salt and blend till smooth . Add the baking powder, mix it and let it sit overnight to ferment. Fermentation test: To check if it is fermented, the texture should be changed and should smell sour and the batter doubled in quantity, then the batter is definitely ready to use.


Pre-heat the griddle to a medium-high temp. (Non-stick pan works the best with less oil).

Reduce the heat, take a big spoonful of batter and drop it on the griddle. Spread it into medium size circumfrence, nice and thick. Spread the topping all over it. Spray/sprinkle some oil on the edges of the uttapam. ( I use the cooking spray for convenience and limits the amount of oil) cover with the lid and let it cook for a min or two.  when you see the edges are slightly brown and the batter looks cooked, it is the time for flipping. After flipping you don't need to cook for long. ( make sure the vegetables are not burnt)

Serve with Coconut chutney and Sambar.
Using cheese: If you are using cheese, put the cheese just before taking it off the griddle.  Fry until the cheese is melted and serve.  Only one side cooking is enough.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Beetroot pulihora

The beautiful,  natural deep colour of the beetroots  with the combination of the tangy flavour of lemons, is sure to delight the tastebuds. Especially Kids love the colourful and well presented food.   This recipe tastes more like lemon pulihora, but with a twist of added natural colour. Lot of variations can be made using beetroot in the rice like pulav,  beetroot coconut rice etc..
Rice - 2 cups, washed and cooked
Beetroot - 1, grated finely
Green peas - 2 tbsp
Lemons - 1, Juice squeezed out
Dry red chillies - 4, adjust accordingly
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Chana dal - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin - 1/4 tsp
Peanuts - 2 tbsp ( optional)
Hing/ asafoetida - a pinch
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Oil - 3 tbsp
Salt to taste

Heat oil in a pan on medium flame, add dry red chillies, mustard, cumin, urad dal, channa dal, peanuts, and fry till light golden brown and mustard crackles. Add hing, curry leaves and fry.   Add grated beetroot, green peas and saute. Add salt , lemon juice and cooked rice and mix well. Allow it to simmer on slow flame for 10- 15 mins. serve hot

Monday, December 20, 2010

Cheese cake

We drove around the city last nite. The magic of Christmas season is appearing all over the city of Toronto with beautifully decorated christmas lights, tiny stars twinking on the homes , trees, shrubs, and front yards. Some houses in the city brings festive season to life with specially decorated outdoor decorations, the enormous wreaths, inflatables, fully lit Christmas trees and ornaments. The simple, plain street in the city of "Pickering" became the grandest and came alive during this holiday season with dazzling display of festive lights. This home always wins Pickering's "best decorated home" award. This year's display included dozens of animated and still holiday icons like toy soldiers, angels, polar bears, snowmen, candy canes, snowflakes and miniature houses.
Here are, couple of pics I got ....

Cheese Cake
Graham cracker crumbs - 2 cups
Corn syrup - 1/4 cup
Butter - 1/4 cup, melted
Light or regular cream cheese - 250 gr , softened
Sugar - 1 cup
Eggs - 2
Milk - 1/2 cup ( adjust)
Corn starch - 2 tbsp
Vanilla essence - few drops

 Ingredients for Frosting:
Cool whip icing - 2 cups
Dr.oetker stabilizer - 1 pouch
Clear fruit glaze - 1 pouch
Fruits - mango, cut in thin slices, rolled up to look like a flower
            kiwi, cut in half circles,
            strawberries, cut in half.

Pre- heat the oven at 350 deg F.

In a bowl , combine crumbs, butter and corn syrup until blended; press into a prepared pan. bake for about 10 min or set in the fridge for 30 mins to firm up.

In a large bowl, Using the electric mixer or a egg beater, beat cream cheese, sugar until smooth. Add corn starch. Beat in eggs one at a time. Beat in milk and vanilla.

Pour evenly on the baked crust. Bake for about 30 mins or until the edges are slightly brown.

Let it cool, cover and refrigerate atleast for 2 hrs.

 Method for frosting:
  • In a bowl take cool whip, add stabilizer and mix well. Take half of the mixed cool whip and Spread it nice and even on the cake, making about half inch frosting.
  • Arrange the fruits on the cake.
  • In a small bowl mix the clear glaze as per the directions on the pack. Apply the glaze on top of the fruits.
  • Take the remaining cool whip, put in the pastry bag, using the flower nozzle make the design and fill up the empty spots.
Tips for kids: Get the kids to help you in the kitchen. Kids can prepare the crust and pat it into the pan. They can measure the ingredients. They love to arrange the fruits. Talk about the colours, diferent fruits, measuring units etc. Make it a learning experience for them.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Semiya payasam

Semiya payasam/ shahi kheer/vermicelli pudding / sheer qorma what ever you call it , it sounds so sweeeet and delicious. It has a special aroma of the Cardamom and saffron. Anything made rich with nuts and raisins is shahi. Shahi meaning " royal". This dish is enjoyed all over India by everyone on the special ocassions like festivals, pujas, Eid, birthdays, ceremonies etc. You can either make it rich and delicious with homo milk, heavy cream, ground almonds and ground cashews or make it light using splenda and skim milk and enjoy it to your heart's content.

Variation: Substitute vermicelli with rice and there you go... you got "Rice pudding".
Substitute  vemicelli with rice powder you got " Phirni / firni".
Substitute vermicelli with carrots, you got "Gajar ka halwa" .
Substitute it with sooji you got " Rava kesari" .
If you add soaked dates and rose essence it till become "Sheer Qorma". .
The basic ingredients remain the same , a simple change of the main ingredient will transform into another classic, delicious dish. If you know one dish, you know it all....

Semiya payasam
Vermicelli - 1 cup
Milk - 1 lt
Sugar - 1 cup Adjust accordingly
Raisins - 2 tbsp
Cardamom - 1/2 tsp powdered or cardamom essence - 2 drops
Almonds - 1 tbsp slivered
Cashews - 1 tbsp
Saffron - few strands
Chironji - 1 tsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp

1. In a pan roast vermicelli with few drops of oil or ghee until golden brown. ( you can skip this process, incase you bought a pre-roasted vermicelli) keep it aside.

2. In a deep dish boil milk, add saffron, cardamom allow to boil. Add sugar and stir until it melts. Make sure the bottom doesn't burn. Add roasted vermicelli and allow it to cook. it should feel soft when touched.

3. While the vermicelli is cooking, In a small pan add ghee and fry cashews, almonds, chironji, raisins add it to the cooked vermicelli and give a stir. serve hot or cold. Add additional amount of milk if it is too thick or if it is very runny and watery you can add 1tsp of almond or cashew pwd to make it thick.

4. Serve either warm or chilled

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas - Rum Cake

This recipe is sweet tasting, rich, dark brown and alchoholic flavoured cake. A true Christmas cake indeed.
This Cake recipe is shared by my hub's colleague. I made it last yr., and it came out perfectly well, But didn't had the idea to take a pic.  I have scheduled to make it again this year.  Once I make it, I will add the pic.  If you are serving the kids, avoid alchohol and add grape juice...
Rum Cake
by Joy

1lb 6oz brown sugar
8 oz butter
6 eggs
6 oz flour
½ tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp grated nutmeg
2 tsp mixed essence
½ cup pecans pieces (or walnuts)
½ cup candied peel
½ cup cherries
¼ cup caramel
4 ½ lbs mixed fruits
Wine or Rum

Preparation - Fruits

Grind raisins, prunes, currants and other desired mixed fruits and pre-soak in 1cup wine or rum (usually weeks in advance). Store in airtight container. Alternatively, you can use 1 container (2.2kg) of DDL’s fruit mix.

Preparation – Caramel
Heat 1 lb brown sugar until it is caramelized. Alternatively, you can buy caramel for cakes in regular supermarket.


(1) Combine butter and 6 oz brown sugar until sugar dissolves. (You can use a cake mixer for this task.)
(2) Add eggs (one at a time)
(3) Combine flour and baking powder in a separate bowl and then mix into the batter using a spoon (Do not use not cake mixer from this point onwards)

(4) Add cinnamon, nutmeg and mixed essence

(5) Combine with mixed fruits, caramel , pecans, candied peel and cherries

Pour mixture in pan and bake slowly at 300F.
When cake is cool, soak with ½ cup rum or wine or as desired. With the alcohol, cakes can be kept in the fridge for a long time (a year or longer).

Warning: Don’t eat and drive!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Homemade donuts

I remember,when I was a kid, during the Christmas season, my mom makes donuts. Back then, we never had cookie cutters. she was so creative to use a metal tumbler or bowl to cut the dough, and use a smaller sized one to cut out the middle part. Being a large family, She used to make a big batch of different kind of goodies, donuts being one of them. Our family tradition is to distribute some homemade goodies to the neighbours, friends and relatives and the visitors who come home to wish our family. It is such a treat to watch her make the donuts. The aroma fills the air of the fresh donuts, as we play christmas carols on the background, while making those special treats. My other family members decorate the house. The excitement of wearing new clothes to the church, brings joy and cheer of Christmas. " It's the most wonderful time of the year..."

I used small bite sized cookie cutters to make this recipe, to serve the kids. Be creative to make fun shapes to get the kids eat.   I used a combination of all purpose and wheat flour to make it, It tastes so better than the store bought ones.

Flour - 2 cups
Milk - 1/2 cup ( luke warm)
Eggs - 2
Sugar - 1 cup
Butter - 50 gr (melted)
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Cardamom - 1/4 tsp powdered
Salt - a pinch
Oil for deep frying


In a bowl mix the liquids. Milk, eggs,melted butter, beat well with a wire whisk. Add sugar, mix until melted, add cardamom, baking soda. Slowly add the flour. Mix to make a dough and knead well.  Let it sit for 15- 20 mins. Roll it out with a rolling pin and cut it with cookie cutters. Deep fry till golden brown.

Tips: It can be stored for a week or two in an air tight container.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Honouring God with food

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Author: Hephzi
Edited by: Dan

Merry Christmas to you all !!

Christmas is the time for food, celebrations, office parties, family dinners, food , food and lots of food where ever you go! It is the time of the year where we overindulge in food. We find too many foods and desserts to choose from. Turkey dinners, Christmas cakes, yule log, cookies, candy cane, ginger bread house and other food associated to christmas.
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How can we glorify the lord with the food? Well, I thought of four ways to honour the lord with the food.
1. Share your food - As Christmas is fast approaching, everyone rushing to find the perfect gift ,to give to the loved ones. I am not against gift giving, but It's hard to find the perfect present and please /satisfy someone with our gifts, and neither we'll be happy with what we get. But we can definately satisfy less fortunate, hungry person with the food. You cannot go wrong with feeding the hungry. "A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor".Proverbs 29:7

Secondly, if you are buying a gift for your own family member, your money, joy , happiness is dwindling around you and your family. Did we ever think about reaching out and spreading the love and joy of christmas to the less fortunate?

For a hungry man who is starving on the street, an expensive gift from a costly showroom will not be of any use. Feeding someone hungry from your riches is a blessed act and it brings glory and honour to the lord. For the lord will say...."For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink...." Matthew 25:35 Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.

"Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the alien. I am the LORD your God." Leviticus 19:10

"If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother." Deuteronomy 15:7

2. Home grown produce - "Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine".—Proverbs 3:9-10

Thanksgiving in America has a totally different concept , the family members meet together, cook a big dinner and enjoy it together. Whereas, in India, people participate in a special thanksgiving service held at the churches and give thanks to the God, for blessing all through the year and keeping safe. It is a ritual in the churches in India to celebrate with fellow christians and with other families, bringing home cooked food, home grown produce to the church and sell them. All the proceeds go to the church and used for the God's service. It is such a carnival atmosphere. Honouring the God with the bounty or what ever you have is a wonderful way to give it back to the God.
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3. Grace before meals - "Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever". Ps 107: 1

When I was a child, I remember when my entire family was sitting around the table, my parents checked us to make sure we were all joining in to say the prayers. Its our family and religious tradition to give grace before meals. We, as children felt, why can't we just eat the food? Why should we give importance to such rituals? But now I thank my parents for making it my habit, to give thanks to God before meals.

The point of grace before meals is to honour the lord, to feel touched by his grace.To be part of the divine order of things,for the gift of life; to nurture the body by the fruits of the earth! Only we, as humans , have the previlge to give thanks for what we got.

Many religious practices totally missed out on this point. Many people do not know how to give thanks to the God. Well, we can start now! The simple words overflowing from your heart, realizing his goodness, the feeling of thankfulness that counts. Be creative and customize your prayers, there is no special words required to thank and honour the lord.
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4. Food as nourishment - Like any other addiction, food is also an addiction. Many people are suffering from compulsive eating disorders such as binge eating. Over eating tends to add more calories and weight gain/obesity, and obesity in turn lead to many body illnesses. Our body is the temple of god. This is where God lives. we belong to God, and this human body, in which we live in, belongs to god. we think we can do whatever we want with this body,But this notion is not correct. we are abusing our bodies with too much food, over indulgence can lead to many complications.
"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are".1Corinthians 3:16,17. Use food only for the nourishment of our bodies and honour and glorify the lord.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Palak Paneer

The traditional Palak paneer is smooth green spinach sauce with fried cheese cubes in it.   In this recipe the main ingredients are the same, but made with slight variation.  I pack this for my kids lunch. I roll the palak paneer in a roti, like a wrap and seal the ends with egg wash, toast it on a pan on either sides of the wrap and cut in circles.  My kids enjoy it so much for its cheesy flavour.  Its a good way to get the kids to eat spinach.

Palak paneer

Palak - 2 cups washed and finely chopped
Paneer - 1/2 cup  crumbled
Onions -  1 finely chopped
Garlic - 1 tsp minced
Jeera - 1/4 tsp
Dry red chillies - 1 chopped, adjust accordingly

Take a pan pour oil  and saute onions, dry red chillies, garlic and jeera. Fry until onions are translucent. Add  crumbled paneer and saute for a min or two. Add chopped spinach , mix it and let it cook.  Add salt, Allow the water to evoporate and make it totally dry. Serve with roti or rice.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Sukha kala chana

This recipe is also called as Ghugni / Chana subzi/ Guggillu in telugu. Though prepared with slight variation with potato, without potato, with gravy, without gravy etc, It is enjoyed by all through out India. This is traditionally served on a special day during Hindu festivals of india. Goes well with puris or roti. My mom makes the best. This recipe used to be one of our after school snack. Moms knows the best and they gave us healthy food as snack. Are we giving healthy snacks for our kids?? here is the recipe, try it...

Sukha Kala chana
Black chana - 1 cup soaked, cooked
Asafoetida - a pinch
Ajwain - 1/4 ts
Garlic - 1 tsp minced
Ginger - 1 tsp finely chopped
Green chillies - 2 finely chopped
Onion - 1/2 finely chopped
Coriander pwd - 1tsp
Chilli pwd - 1/4 tsp adjust accordingly
Amchoor pwd - 1/2 tsp
Fresh coconut - 2 tbsp shredded
oil - 2 tbsp

Heat Oil in a pan , add asafoetida, ajwain, minced garlic, chopped ginger, chopped onions, green chillies and fry. Add Daniya, chilli pwd, salt, amchoor pwd and mix well making sure the spices don't burn. Add the cooked chana and mix it thoroughly, finally before you take it off add the shredded coconut and mix well.

Serving the kids: This is the best snack to give the kids, full of nutrition and fibre. Just reduce or totally take off green chillies and chilli pwd to reduce the heat, and make the recipe as usual. Aijwan aids in digestion. Everyone know the benefits of garlic and ginger.

Minced meat with fresh herbs

This is a terrific recipe for a great meal. The main ingredients for this recipe are fresh herbs. Any recipe can turn out to be the best when you cook with fresh herbs. The best way to pick your herbs is to look for the freshness. Tear a piece, pinch and hold up to your nose, It should give out the strong aroma when you smell it. It's simple, it should look fresh, feel fresh and smell fresh. This recipe can be used as minced meat stuffing for the Samosas and stuffing for  Empanadas as well.

Minced meat/ Kheema / lamb or beef - 1 lb
Onions - 2 finely chopped
Fresh mint - 1 bunch, washed, finely chopped
Fresh coriander - 1 bunch, washed, finely chopped
Green or fresh red chillies - 2 chopped ( adjust accordingly)
Dry red pepper flakes - 1/2 tsp
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Coriander pwd - 1 tsp
Chilli pwd - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp


Pour oil in a pan, add cumin and red pepper flakes. Add minced meat and fry till the water evoporates and slightly browned. Add ginger garlic and fry for a min. Add salt, red chilli, coriander pwd and mix well. Add the onions, fresh herbs, green chillies and saute. Sprinkle garam masala and garnish and serve hot with roti or rice.

Note: I added onions at a later stage, because I didn't want them to melt away.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Eat less rice

I came across this interesting article on the web. I don't know who the author is...but it sounded quite interesting for a debate.

Eat Less Rice!

The human body was never meant to consume rice! You see, our genes have hardly changed in more than 30,000 years. However, our food choices and lifestyle have changed dramatically. The caveman would hardly recognize our food or way of life.

Caveman food was never cooked as fire was not yet tamed. Thus, he ate only those foods that you can eat without treatment with or by fire. He ate fruits, vegetables, fish (sushi anyone?), eggs, nuts and meat. Yes, even meat! You can even eat meat raw if you were starving in the forest. You have the necessary enzymes to digest meat.

However, rice, like wheat and corn, cannot be eaten raw. It must be cooked. Even if you were starving in the desert, you cannot eat rice in the raw form.. This is because we do not have the system of enzymes to break rice down. You were never meant to eat rice. To make matters worse, you not only eat rice, but also make it the bulk of your food.

In some parts of Asia, rice forms up to 85% of the plate. Even if you take rice, keep it to a minimum. Remember, it is only for your tongue - not your body. Actually, rice and other grains like wheat and corn are actually worse than sugar. There are many reasons:

Rice becomes sugar - lots of it!
This is a fact that no nutritionist can deny: rice is chemically no different from sugar. One bowl of cooked rice is the caloric equal of 10 teaspoons of sugar. This does not matter whether it is white, brown or herbal rice. Brown rice is richer in fibre, some B vitamins and minerals but it is still the caloric equal of 10 teaspoons of sugar. To get the same 10 teaspoons of sugar, you need to consume lots of kangkong-10 bowls of it.

Rice is digested to become sugar.
Rice cannot be digested before it is thoroughly cooked. However, when thoroughly cooked, it becomes sugar and spikes circulating blood sugar within half an hour-almost as quickly as it would if you took a sugar candy. Rice is very low in the 'rainbow of anti-oxidants. '

This complete anti-oxidant rainbow is necessary for the effective and safe utilization of sugar. Fruits come with a sugar called fructose. However, they are not empty calories as the fruit is packed with a whole host of other nutrients that help its proper assimilation and digestion.

Rice has no fibre.
The fibre of the kangkong fills you up long before your blood sugar spikes. This is because the fibre bulks and fills up your stomach. Since white rice has no fibre, you end up eating lots of 'calorie dense' food before you get filled up. Brown rice has more fibre but still the same amount of sugar.

Rice is tasteless-sugar is sweet.
There is only so much that you can eat at one sitting. How many teaspoons of sugar can you eat before you feel like throwing up? Could you imagine eating 10 teaspoons of sugar in one seating?

Rice is always the main part of the meal.
While sugar may fill your dessert or sweeten your coffee, it will never be the main part of any meal. You could eat maybe two to three teaspoons of sugar at one meal. However, you could easily eat the equal value of two to three bowls (20-30 teaspoons) of sugar in one meal. I am always amused when I see someone eat sometimes five bowls of rice (equals 50 teaspoons of sugar) and then asks for tea tarik kurang manis!

There is no real 'built in' mechanism for us to prevent overeating of rice:
How much kangkong can you eat?
How much fried chicken can you eat?
How much steamed fish can you eat?
Think about that!

In one seating, you cannot take lots of chicken, fish or cucumber, but you can take lots of rice. Eating rice causes you to eat more salt. As rice is tasteless, you tend to consume more salt-another villain when it comes to high blood pressure. You tend to take more curry that has salt to help flavor rice. We also tend to consume more ketchup and soy sauce which are also rich in salt.

Eating rice causes you to drink less water.
The more rice you eat, the less water you will drink as there is no mechanism to prevent the overeating of rice. Rice, wheat and corn come hidden in our daily food. As rice is tasteless, it tends to end up in other foods that substitute rice like rice flour, noodles and bread. We tend to eat the hidden forms which still get digested into sugar.

Rice, even when cooked, is difficult to digest.
Can't eat raw rice? Try eating rice half cooked. Contrary to popular belief, rice is very difficult to digest. It is 'heavy stuff'. If you have problems with digestion, try skipping rice for a few days. You will be amazed at how the problem will just go away.

Rice prevents the absorption of several vitamins and minerals.
Rice when taken in bulk will reduce the absorption of vital nutrients like zinc, iron and the B vitamins.

Are you a rice addict? Going rice-less may not be easy but you can go rice-less. Eating less rice could be lot easier than you think. Here are some strategies that you can pursue in your quest to eat less rice:

Eat less rice-cut your rice by half.

Barry Sears, author of the Zone Diet, advises 'eating rice like spice'. Instead, increase your fruits and vegetables. Take more lean meats and fish. You can even take more eggs and nuts.

Have 'riceless' meals.
Take no rice or wheat at say, breakfast. Go for eggs instead.

Go on 'riceless' days.
Go 'western' once a week.

Take no rice and breads for one day every week.
That can't be too difficult. Appreciate the richness of your food. Go for taste, colours and smells. Make eating a culinary delight. Enjoy your food in the original flavours.

Avoid the salt shaker or ketchup.
You will automatically eat less rice.

Eat your fruit dessert before (Yes! No printing error) your meals.
The fibre rich fruits will 'bulk up' in your stomach. Thus, you will eat less rice and more fruits.

It's your life. Decide what you want to eat! But eat less rice!

My opinion: I  partially agree with this article.  I don't recommend totally cutting down on carbs, as your body needs balanced diet to function normally To maintain a healthy life reducing the intake and moderation is the key; whether it is the carbs or the white villians ( sugar and salt) .  Reducing the carbs helps the people  suffering with diabetics and hypertension.  Realising that, too much carbs are not good, the Canadian govt. made major changes in the Canadian food guide and switched the fruits and vegetables to the top slot. But, it did not totally take out the carbs from the list. Definately, cutting down on carbs helps loose weight. 

 Who says rice don't have fibre?? where does the rice bran come from??  what does the brown rice has?  In every country Doctors recommend, the first baby food as rice cereal, as it is easy to digest. Probably you dont have to  drink lot of water after rice because cooked rice already has lot of moisture in it and it is easy on the stomach.  Just wondering if the author wants us to go back in time and eat raw flesh and digest it??   Author doesn't seems to know that everyfood we eat converts into sugar after it enters the body.   Fruits contain more amount of ( fructose) Sugar. Half of the  world's population will starve to death, if there is no rice or wheat / carbs in their diet.
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