I've been really sick lately (nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain) and a new doctor suggested that I change my medication. I'm on medication to reduce the amount of acid in my stomach which normally works but lately seemed to have stopped. I told him that I have also been avoiding deep fried foods and the only 'bad' thing I had been eating was chocolate. He reminded me that chocolate is one of the major stomach irritants (along with coffee, fried food etc) and also suggested that I also try to incorporate more alkaline foods and less acidic foods. I spend way too long reading conflicting info about what are alkaline foods before finally consulting with Lidia who introduced me to this site. So you will start to see more recipes listed here centred around alkaline foods like almonds, millet, lots of green vegies etc. It's in line with my 2011 goal to eat healthier as well.
The hard thing is that both rice and corn are considered acidic. Millet is a alkaline food but they didn't have any at my coles and safeway. Toby stumbled across these sweet potato noodles made with 100% sweet potato flour in the asian supermarket which finally solved our dinner issue..
The texture is a little strange, almost jelly like but they work perfectly well in the recipe for Bitter Gourd and Tofu Stir Fry (we used broccoli and other green vegies instead of bitter gourd) from the Asian Vegan Kitchen. The recipe is not worth repeating since it's a simple stir fry which mostly consists or soy sauce and ginger.