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  1. ^^^ Almost definitely, I would say! I think the OP is looking for foods that are lower in carbs than potatoes, and it also sounds to me like they should be lower in calories. Don't think polenta would be any good here.
  2. 1/2 cup Jerusalem artichoke has about 13 grams of carbohydrate, which is about the same as potato. I'm sure some of that is fiber (indigestible starch).... ETA: Just looked it up- 1/2 cup sliced raw Jerusalem artichoke has a little over 1 g of fiber. ← Jerusalem artichoke would actually be a good suggestion. They are much lower in calories than potatoes, and some of their carbohydrate content is made up of inulin, which is indigestable and thus does not provide energy. It also has prebiotic qualities. As for sweet potatoes which someone else mentioned, they are tasty and very nutritious but are higher in calories than potatoes, therefore on a weightloss diet you will need to be careful how much of them you eat.
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    Um...I definitely disagree with rlibkind! thelawnet is right, too much turmeric definitely ruins a dish. I have definitely found that different brands of turmeric have tasted different. Your best bet is probably just to try lots of brands, find one you like and stick with it.
  4. I agree with a lot of these, but I can't believe no one else here has mentioned Rice Rhapsody!
  5. I love wholegrains and eat tonnes of them - in fact I don't eat any refined grains. My favourites are whole barley, millet, rye groats, oat groats, buckwheat, red rice, brown rice, black rice, kamut and wheat berries. Quinoa is ok, but it's not my favourite, and I find amaranth's grains just too small!
  6. I got a grain mill, a tarka pan and a coconut grater!
  7. I'm amazed that some people would consider using cooked chickpeas! To me, that is insane! Also, for me, broad bean falafals and chickpea falafals are two separate things, and I have never made a combination falafal. It sure sounds good though, I may have to try it!
  8. Wow, I didn't expect so many replies so quickly! Thanks guys, I'll look into my options and see what happens.
  9. Hmm, I am in the UK and I desperately want something similar to the Sumeet Asian Kitchen Machine, which unfortunatly I have only seen with a voltage that can be used in the US. Does anyone know of a good equivalent that I can buy in the UK, or that at least works in the UK if I buy it abroad? I would really like to ask for it for Christmas, so I'd like replies soon please!! I found this, which is another sumeet grinder which seems to do some similar things. Does anyone know if it's any good? Like, as good as the Asian Kitchen Machine, which is supposed to be there best product?
  10. You must eat roti, and also doubles! But most importantly you must have shark and bake on Maracas beach!
  11. Me! What lovely memories I have...But for me the best thing about being in Trinidad is the rotis! I wish I was back there now
  12. Not Guyanese, but my Grandad was Trinidadian and Trinidad has some similar foods/ cultural stuff to Guyana. We grew up with roti too, especially dalphuri roti stuffed with goat curry!
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    Lunch! (2003-2012)

    We had a special birthday lunch for my Mum, so it was a nice big meal! Dad cooked a mixed vegetable "curry" and some spicy potatoes, and I made moong dal with tomatoes and courgette and also a delicious rice and green peas pilau, in which the rice was cooked in coconut milk. For pudding I made home-made rasgollas and they were divine!
  14. Chaura na poora (black eyed bean pancakes) with stirfried spicy courgette and tomato...mmmmm!
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