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Friday night we had a friend over for dinner. I fixed salmon, broccoli, cardamom rice, romaine lettuce salad, and spelt rolls from the bread recipe that Sue H. posted on the Forum. My daughter made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for dessert. My husband loved the rolls. The flavor was great and they were lighter than any of the other wheat free yeast breads I've tried.
I wanted to serve a rice pilaf, so I started looking through my cookbooks. A recipe from the Herb Society of America caught my eye because it contained two Type A beneficials. It was attractive and it was delicious.
1 cup brown rice
Â½ tsp turmeric
Â½ tsp ground cardamom
2 Tbsp olive oil
Put all ingredients except the almonds in boiling water (follow package directions for the amount of water). Cook until done. Top with chopped almonds.
Saturday I took my "big sis" from college out to lunch to celebrate her birthday. She is a Type A, but isn't interested in the BTD. We met for lunch at 12:30, and I got back home at 5:00. Time just flies when we are talking.
We ate at a locally owned diner. I had never been there, but I selected it because I heard that they served fresh vegetables. I ordered a chopped steak with roasted onions plus spinach and butter beans. The butter beans were good. Everything else was outstanding. I wish I knew how they prepared their roasted onions. They were thoroughly cooked, but not limp, and very, very flavorful.
Today after church we ate at our favorite MSG free Chinese restaurant. I ordered beef and broccoli without sauce. The waitress rolled her eyes when I said no sauce. I'm sure she thinks I missed the best part of the meal. But I've learned the hard way that Chinese sauces are thickened with something (wheat or cornstarch perhaps) that will cause me to retain 3-4 pounds of water for several days. I'm happier with just plain beef, broccoli and rice.
There is so much variety and such good food on the Type O diet.
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