Archives for: July 2006, 27
This is a simple blog about how I juggle one family with two blood types. Before the BTD, my daughter did not like beef - except for chicken fried steak. Her Type O brother had introduced her to this food in a restaurant. While I was always pushing her to eat roast or steak, (she didn't get enough protein in my opinion) I never had to urge her to eat chicken fried steak. The week that I discovered the BTD, she stopped eating beef (and I haven't worried about her protein since). The only thing she missed was chicken fried steak.
A while back Deborah the blogger posted a recipe for turkey cutlets. I call them chicken fried turkey, and it has become a favorite recipe at our house.
If you missed the recipe:
Turkey cutlets - we like thick sliced rather than thin sliced
eggs (I don't think Deborah used eggs, but they are a tradition in Texas)
light olive oil
Lightly beat the eggs in a shallow bowl.
In a plate put a mound of rice flour, a sprinkle of salt and a sprinkle of turmeric. Sorry I can't give measurements - it really depends on your taste and how many cutlets you are making.
Dip the cutlets in the eggs then dredge them in the flour. I pound the flour into the cutlets with a meat hammer, but that isn't necessary. Quickly brown them in a skillet in the oil, then transfer them to a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until done.
Tuesday night I made chicken fried turkey. I served it with rice (instead of potatoes), broccoli, and watermelon. We also had carrot, celery and radish sticks. Everything was beneficial or neutral for both As and Os. There were two cutlets left over.
On Wednesday I packed the leftover turkey in lunches for my Type A husband and daughter. I cooked a roast, which I ate with my Type O son when he got home from school.
Wednesday night we all had chef salads made with romaine, spinach, carrots, celery, cheese (soy cheese for the As, mozzarella for the Os) and deli turkey.
Today I packed lentil soup for my husband and a peanut butter sandwich for my daughter. My son and I will enjoy the leftover roast.
For our evening meal, when we all eat together, I serve food that is beneficial or neutral for all. For lunches I serve food that is more oriented to individual blood types. It works for us.