Archives for: February 2005
My sister has lived overseas for many years. About a year before I started the Blood Type Diet, she gave me a cute carafe and a bottle of olive oil for my birthday. Olive oil is widely used where she lived, and she had learned to love it. She said that one of her favorite lunches was to put all the left over vegetables in a bowl, add a little meat or tuna, and pour olive oil over the top.
I knew nothing about olive oil. Before my health food days I bought highly advertised store brands. When I was a health nut, I bought cold pressed soy and safflower oils. I had a small bottle of olive oil in the back of my cabinet that I used only when a pasta recipe specifically called for it.
I tried the olive oil, and very quickly learned to love it. When I first read about the Blood Type Diet, one of the things that affirmed the truth I was reading was remembering how much better I had liked olive oil (which is beneficial) than I had liked soy and safflower oils (which though they are often highly recommended are nevertheless avoid for Type O)
Yesterday's lunch was my sister's favorite. I had made zucchini muffins, and had grated too much zucchini. That went into my bowl. I had a few leftover black eyed peas, and piece of kohlrabi. I added some freshly grated carrot and a can of tuna. I poured olive oil over the top and sprinkled it with seasoned salt.
I don't expect this recipe to be copied by salad bars across the world. I'm not sure I would serve it to guests. Frankly it looked a little odd. But the texture was nice and the tastes blended together well. Equally important, it gave me all the energy I needed for the afternoon.
I heard this on the radio and liked it: "You will fail many times, but you're not a failure until you quit." It applies to many areas of life: school, work, and relationships. It also applies when you eat an avoid and wish you hadn't.