What have people noticed in regards to eating potatoes (white or sweet) compared to rice/pasta?
Is it easier to transition to fully raw having switched from rice/pasta ---> potatoes?
With respect to Doug Graham's Grain Damage, aside from the "cooking aspect," how similar are potatoes to grains?
I feel like its LESS of a trandition to eat rice then potatoes.. but i always feel like i want soy sauce with rice so its kinda dangerous hehe
I have the same thing. Rice is great for when there's not enough fruit or when kindo broke.
But I tend to like soy sauce with it... any alternatives to simply make rice a bit more interesting?
I havent tried potatoes yet, apart from mashed ones. I figure I could eat a whole heap of them without anything added.
I like wild rice with black sesame seeds on top. :) Wild rice is more expensive but very satiating for me and still less expensive than some fruits. You could also try seeds on top of brown rice or cook the rice with something like corn or amaranth.
I like to squeeze some lemon on top, also put some veggies in with the rice while it cooks to make it a little more interesting. The lemon gives it a bit of a salty flavor.
Also, like someone said below, brown basmati rice is more flavorful than others, I've found.
Deliciously healthy sauce for rice:
-Boil chopped sweet potato in just enough water to cover
-put over rice
-(optional) spices like cinnamon, cumin, fenugreek, etc...
WELL, I would eliminate pasta just because they may contain iffy ingredients; but there is nothing wrong with potatoes and rice. I'm sure it's easier to switch from potatoes and rice to fully raw. Bread products like pasta are excuses to keep yourself attached to consumerism, pre-packaged products, perservatives, and additives. If you want to be raw, I would have given up the pasta yesterday. It will easier for you to switch to a raw diet if you're coming from eating potatoes and rice than adding pasta.
Then again, Karen is right: if you're eating rice, you're more likely to want soy sauce or some sort of salt, whereas potatoes can be very tasty without salt. Maybe you should get rid of pasta for now, then after a few months to a year eliminate the rice, and eventually get rid of the cooked potatoes.
Thanks, Cassie!! You make really good points. I hadn't thought of it like a link to consumerism -- but, it helps seeing it that way. And, you're right, pasta is entirely 'packaged'/processed by man.
I switched to potatoes a few days ago; however, when I saw Freelee's encouragement to try 30 days 100% raw, I decided to go for it. I loved the plain potatoes - but, I am trying to think 'I can go back to them after the 30 days.'
Thanks again for your response!
Your very welcome. Good luck going 30 days raw!!!!
I never used to salt my rice, not even when I was eating conventional cooked vegan food... If your rice tastes boring without salt, take better rice ;) I like good Basmati and brown rice.
Damn, never thought about if the sort of rice I'm eating is tasty enough.
I'll try that!
i'd like to add that lime is a GREAT substitute for salt on rice, potatoes, whatever really.