Food Diary (January 03, 2012)
Breakfast: Toast with fried egg
Lunch: Vegetable fried ricce
Dinner: Pasta and chickpea soup
Baking/sweets: Polenta/Semolina Crackers
Polenta/semolina crackers, or you can call these homemade nachos, are very simple to make. When compared to the store bought nachos, these are much crisper and have very low fat. The recipe is available here.
Today's Favourite Photo
Source: Tasty with Jolien
New Years Cake
Today’s Favourite Blog
Interesting article explaining why eating raw food can help in weight loss. Harvard scientists conducted research which found that cooking food increases the amount of energy or calories that it provides to your body. So eating raw food means less calories. One reason is that the body uses more energy in digesting raw food than it does cooked food. Cooked food has already been processed before its eaten so the body works less hard to digest it.
I saw a documentary sometime ago which concluded that one of the factors explaining evolution was cooking. As a result of cooking, our calorie intake increased, giving us more energy to do things that contributed to our evolution. Now some of us take in far more calorie than necessary. I wonder whether this will encourage further evolution, or take us backwards.