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David Evans

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Sunday, 2 May 2010

Cereals may lead to severe malnutrition in infants

This post includes a summary of a paper published in the British Medical Journal 1978 April 1; 1(6116): 804–805 and a recipe for chicken satay.

Study title and author:
Exotic diets and the infant
D G Julian

This paper can be accessed at:

The author identifies the vegan diet is a strict vegetarian diet and therefore likely to be deficient in vitamins D and B12. A more dangerous diet, is the zen macrobiotic diet. Its adherents progress through ten stages of increasing dietary restriction until they are taking only cereals.

Severe nutritional deficiencies may result. A zen macrobiotic infant food called kokoh has been associated with severe malnutrition in infants.

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Recipe of the day

Chicken Satay

Serves 4

1/2 tsp ground cumin
Omaha Steaks Boneless Chicken Breasts
Food Mall: Chicken Breasts
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbs butter, divided
3 tbs lemon juice, divided
4 large boneless, chicken-breasts (about 1 1/2 bs)
1 medium-size onion
1/2 cup water
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/3 cup almond butter

Combine cumin, salt, 2 tbs butter, 2 tbs lemon juice, add chicken and marinate 10 minutes. Broil chicken until tender, flipping when halfway done.

For the sauce:
Heat 1 tbs butter over medium heat and saute the onion until golden, stir in water, garlic powder, and 1 tbs lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Remove pan from heat and beat in almond butter until melted. Serve warm.

Chicken Satay