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Posted by: speedy, Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 8:30am
Are Hunters allowed Rice Cakes - does anyone know please? I have one on waking with Ghee spread on it and another two at breakfast time.
Posted by: Novelia, Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 9:04am; Reply: 1
If they are made with brown rice and don't contain other ingredients that could be Toxins, they should be okay, I think.
The book lists these rice varieties as Superfoods:

rice bran
rice flour, brown
rice, basmati
rice, brown
rice, wild (but that's not botanically related to other rice).

White rice is not listed with the Toxins, so it must be neutral for Hunters.



Quoted from speedy
Are Hunters allowed Rice Cakes - does anyone know please? I have one on waking with Ghee spread on it and another two at breakfast time.


Posted by: speedy, Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 11:27am; Reply: 2
Thanks Novelia - the ones I buy are Kallo Organic lightly salted and 28 calories each - the ingredients listed are Wholegrain Brown rice and salt so I guess that they are OK!
Posted by: Novelia, Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 11:39am; Reply: 3
Quoted from speedy
Thanks Novelia - the ones I buy are Kallo Organic lightly salted and 28 calories each - the ingredients listed are Wholegrain Brown rice and salt so I guess that they are OK!


You're most welcome! Yes, they sound ideal for rice cakes. :)

Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 12:27pm; Reply: 4
I am wondering why you would not chose something more substantial for breakfast?
Seems that you would get hungry pretty quickly with just rice cakes and ghee.

A long day of hunting  might require a bit or protein.
Posted by: Ribbit, Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 2:01pm; Reply: 5
You'd think after (or before) a long day of making war, a Warrior would need some red meat.....but, no.....guess not.  Just some beet greens and chocolate.(whistle)
Posted by: speedy, Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 2:35pm; Reply: 6
Well Dottie thats only half the story - I am one hungary Hunter! also included for breakfast are a grapefruit and a hard boiled egg usually!
Posted by: Vicki, Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 2:36pm; Reply: 7
Ribbit, have you read the book yet?  The Warrior moniker is described well in the book.  
Posted by: Ribbit, Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 2:41pm; Reply: 8
Yeah, I read the book.  But I read the Warrior section first then all the others.  I guess I need to go back and read Warrior again to refresh my memory and nail down in my mind what I really am. :B
Posted by: jayneeo, Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 5:13pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from Ribbit
You'd think after (or before) a long day of making war, a Warrior would need some red meat.....but, no.....guess not.  Just some beet greens and chocolate.(whistle)


interestingly....my son (anthropology major) told me that grains first made it in a big way as a way of paying soldiers (warriors) a salary....bag of grain per week, or whatever, as they could carry it with them on long marches and cook as needed. So war and grain go hand in hand.

Posted by: Ribbit, Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 5:38pm; Reply: 10
"Nose to the grindstone," is what I always say.  It's why I like Ron's polar bear.  He never gets anywhere, but at least he keeps on going.
Posted by: kate4975, Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 7:18pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from Ribbit
"Nose to the grindstone," is what I always say.  It's why I like Ron's polar bear.  He never gets anywhere, but at least he keeps on going.


Then I guess you've never seen the whole video. At the end, the rest of his body slumps to the ground. It's really cute.

Posted by: TJ, Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 10:03pm; Reply: 12
Ugh, rice cakes.  I don't know what motivated me to buy them.  The only way I can stand them is slathered in peanut butter...and the more PB and less rice cake in a bite, the better.  Alas, no more PB for me now!  I guess I could use them as biodegradable coasters.
Posted by: Ribbit, Thursday, January 24, 2008, 12:49am; Reply: 13
Kate, Oh shucks.  He runs out of steam?  That's disappointing.

Drive, you can make a really nice chocolate topping for rice cakes.  (Or you could use carob powder if you're actually going to give up chocolate.)  

1 Tbsp. cocoa powder or carob powder
1 Tbsp. agave
1 tsp. ghee

Mix together and spread on a rice cake.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Thursday, January 24, 2008, 1:07am; Reply: 14
The original Warrior moniker was "Warrior-Farmer".

Warrior icon:

Cincinnatus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cincinnatus
Posted by: Ribbit, Thursday, January 24, 2008, 3:45am; Reply: 15
And see there....farming is in my blood. I have to grow things.  I need to grow things.  I have this insatiable need to grow things that produce food.  

We used to live in Miami where nobody grows anything that I was used to growing.  Everybody down there told me I couldn't grow anything but peppers and tomatoes in pots.  Well, I didn't have any dirt, and I wasn't about to actually go buy dirt (I grew up on 27 acres---how could I think of buying dirt?), and I had to plant something, so I built a trellis between several pots, and I grew sugar snap peas.  I sure did.  I was that stubborn.  Our (Cuban) mailman said, "What's that?"  "Peas."  "What do you do with them?"  "Eat them."  "Oh.  I've never seen them."  People came over to our apartment just to see my peas.

Need to put Drive's biodegradable coasters in my compost pile.
Posted by: 2330 (Guest), Thursday, January 24, 2008, 4:08am; Reply: 16
Quoted from TJ
Ugh, rice cakes.  I don't know what motivated me to buy them.  The only way I can stand them is slathered in peanut butter...and the more PB and less rice cake in a bite, the better.  Alas, no more PB for me now!  I guess I could use them as biodegradable coasters.


My opinion of these things exactly! (hugegrin)
Posted by: TJ, Thursday, January 24, 2008, 5:09am; Reply: 17
Quoted from Ribbit
Drive, you can make a really nice chocolate topping for rice cakes.  (Or you could use carob powder if you're actually going to give up chocolate.)


Both chocolate AND carob are no-no's for nomads!!!  I am trying to leave them alone.  I don't like carob so much, and I'm not a chocolate fiend (but I still like it)  :-/ :'(

Quoted from Ribbit
Need to put Drive's biodegradable coasters in my compost pile.


Not even the chocolate sauce fixed them? ;)
Posted by: Carol the Dabbler, Thursday, January 24, 2008, 11:17pm; Reply: 18

Not that anybody really *needs* to eat rice cakes.  But if you want to give them a fair shake, don't give up till you've tried the Lundberg brand.

They're twice as dense as most other brands, so they actually have a flavor.  (Of course, they have more calories per cake, too, so if you're eating rice cakes to cut calories, you'll only need to eat half as many.)  Since going gluten-free, they're the only organic "crackers" I've found that don't have any no-no's in them.  Hmmm, well, except for some rice crackers that DEFINE the word tasteless!
Posted by: shazamda, Friday, January 25, 2008, 2:27am; Reply: 19
Quoted from Carol the Dabbler
Hmmm, well, except for some rice crackers that DEFINE the word tasteless!

;D Priceless!
:D

(clap)  (dance)  8)
Posted by: 1586 (Guest), Friday, January 25, 2008, 8:06pm; Reply: 20
When I first tried rice cakes I thought it was like eating polystyrene but having gone back, in the absence of ryvita, I found then quite palatable, with some butter.  Will certainly try the chocolate spread - that sounds great.
Posted by: Carol the Dabbler, Friday, January 25, 2008, 8:36pm; Reply: 21

I like them with peanut butter (or any nut/seed butter), too.  Or with Edna's (now alias Peppermint Twist, but then "Car 54") spread from the sticky thread on the Cook Right forum: http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-btdlf1/m-1122303873/s-new/.
Posted by: Drea, Friday, January 25, 2008, 9:58pm; Reply: 22
If I must eat a rice cake (there are so many other choices of grains I'd rather have) then Lundberg's Seaweed and Tamari cakes are the best (imo). Unfortunately, I can eat (and have done so) the whole bag in one sitting.
Posted by: Ribbit, Friday, January 25, 2008, 11:29pm; Reply: 23
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Both chocolate AND carob are no-no's for nomads!!!  I am trying to leave them alone.  I don't like carob so much, and I'm not a chocolate fiend (but I still like it)  :-/ :'(



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Oops.  I haven't memorized it yet.  Still trying to come to terms with the changes in my own diet.  No chicken or beef sure makes it hard to eat out.
Posted by: Drea, Saturday, January 26, 2008, 1:51am; Reply: 24
Quoted from Ribbit
Still trying to come to terms with the changes in my own diet.  No chicken or beef sure makes it hard to eat out.

Good thing there's still fish on the superfood list, although not all restaurants serve the beneficials.

Posted by: Victoria, Saturday, January 26, 2008, 1:54am; Reply: 25
I only like my rice cakes (Lundberg's Mochi Sweet Rice Cakes) lightly toasted.  And I love them this way!  Spread with anything compliant, they are a treat.  
Posted by: Ribbit, Saturday, January 26, 2008, 3:34am; Reply: 26
I have yet to buy a pkg of Lundberg's where at least half the cakes aren't smashed to the consistency of rice crispies. :(
Posted by: Victoria, Saturday, January 26, 2008, 5:35am; Reply: 27
There are a couple of stores around here where the rice cakes are handled very carelessly, and the Lundbergs are usually smashed.  And there are a couple of other stores where great care is used in unpacking and shelving them, and the cakes are in perfect condition.  I'm convinced that the fault is in the store's handling of the products and not the manufacturers or distributors.

I always let the managers know when I see them in bad shape.  Feedback from customers is important in creating the type of stores that meet our needs.
Posted by: geminisue, Saturday, January 26, 2008, 10:25am; Reply: 28
Drive is melted ghee and nutritional yeast on your list.  If it is you can crumble the rice cake and coat with melted ghee and coat with nutritional yeast.  Almost like popcorn!
Posted by: RedLilac, Saturday, January 26, 2008, 5:21pm; Reply: 29
I live on Lundburg rice cakes.  I have a package at home, at my office and in my car (I travel lots).  My son has even gotten used to eating them.  I eat them plain as a crunchy snack.  I either put cheese on them or butter/ghee.  Rice cakes are my friend and Lundburg is the only brand I will buy.
Posted by: Victoria, Saturday, January 26, 2008, 10:21pm; Reply: 30
I agree Red Lilac.  I haven't bought any other brand since I discovered Lundberg's, and since I started toasting them.  They burn quickly, so a few attempts were necessary for me to realize that the goal for me was to just heat them enough to crisp them, but not brown them.

Some of my favorites:
ghee/nutritional yeast
soft cheese, possibly topped with fruit-only jam
almond butter/chopped walnuts
silced cheese and thinly sliced meat
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