Archives for: April 2007, 02
Sunday after church we went to a breakfast buffet. It has been a long time, and I had forgotten how unfriendly traditional breakfasts can be to Type Os. The amount of wheat was overwhelming: pancakes, biscuits, gravy, cinnamon rolls, and more. There was plenty of pork as well: bacon, ham and sausage. Of course there were also grits and hash browns.
The fresh fruit table should have been safe, but there were several avoid fruits like honey dew melon. Lots of the fruit, like the strawberries, were swimming in sugar.
Fortunately there was a good salad bar. I loaded up a plate of greens and topped it with scrambled eggs. I usually carry olive oil in my purse when we're going out to eat, but I had left it at home. I used a smaller amount of whatever generic oil was in the oil & vinegar carafes.
Then I saw a bowl of steamed shrimp, still in the shell. The line was long and I just knew they would all be gone by the time I got there. I watched as one by one the people in front of me stood idly by the shrimp not putting a single one on their plates. They were all in a hurry for greasy bacon and syrupy pancakes. I could not understand it! I took a mound of shrimp. They completed my breakfast perfectly.
My Darling Daughter had more trouble finding Type A food than I had finding Type O. She likes omelets, but does not care for scrambled eggs. Shrimp are avoid for her. Though wheat is neutral, she doesn't eat much of it. She has learned to prefer the grains that are beneficial for her type. She ended up with a salad and a biscuit.
My husband got his money's worth, heaping his plate high. DD and I decided that we would have been better off ordering from the menu. There wasn't much for Os and As on this breakfast buffet.