GJ thanks for the lengthy description of the book. Sounds like an interesting read. The recipes posted on the site do appear different than what she describes as typical meals in the book.
I just want to point out that the website - which as you say she may not even have anything to do with - references the China Study which studied the rural Chinese around the 80s-early 90s not the Chinese living in Beijing (then or now). The diets may not have been the same so to say that the chinese eat more calories yet weigh less (in reference to TCS) might not apply to the Chinese people she observed.
But again like you said she might not have anything to do with how that site is put together just like Dr McD didn't personally put together a site promoting weight loss while eating french toast "swimming in maple syrup."
Maybe you will cook up some congee or other recipes from the book and post them on your blog for all of us to enjoy!
Dr. McDougall may not have taken the photo of the pancakes, but he has recipes for pancakes, muffins, chocolate cake, fruit crisp and brownies in The Starch Solution
. He also has recipes for bread, cornbread, pies and other assorted treats in his two cookbooks and in The McDougall Program: 12 Days to Dynamic Health
. The only book he has written that forbids those things is his his Maximum Weight Loss book, and in his Maximum Weight Loss Book he even has a couple of recipes that have maple syrup as an ingredient.
Also in the archives of recipes (see under Newsletter on the front page of this website) there are many recipes for richer foods. The Starch Solution
is written for a general audience, not just those who need to lose weight.