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I am type A vegetarian (ie I eat no animal flesh or fish). I am a bit fed up of tofu, what else can I eat? I live in UK and find some of the ingredients in the books hard to get. Also is there somewhere in the UK I can have my secretor status checked? SUSAN
There is a wide variety of beans, nuts and seeds that provide valuable proteins for type A vegetarians. Black beans, black-eyed peas (cowpeas), favas, lentils, northern beans, all have distinctive flavors and a thousand recipes on the Net.
Using fermented foods such as miso and tempeh can alleviate your boredom in the soy department. :-) Aduki bean paste makes lovely sauces.
Your blood group seems to benefit more than the others from the proteins found in beneficial grains, as well. Try steamed whole amaranth or quinoa ~~ use vegetable broth instead of water when cooking your grains, and add herbs and spices, nuts or seeds. Toasted Scottish oatmeal with soy milk, raw walnuts, and a dollop of peanut butter used to be a favorite breakfast of mine... now it can be yours. :-D Eggs are a good protein source for occasional use ~ as are the fermented dairy foods such as yogurt and kefir.
Stacktheme distributes the secretor test in the UK. You can request it by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for writing!