Archives for: March 2004, 21
I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to make my favorite (beneficial) comfort foods again. Oh, that’s right! I’m not home long enough to wait for them to cook!! The good thing that has come of being sick this weekend is that I’ve been housebound long enough to cook food! There are beans boiling on the stove as I write this and the house smells like heaven on earth!! I also roasted some dried chile and chopped them up in the blender for my favorite add-to-everything spice. Sadly, I’m still sick (developed a knarly deep-down cough), but am certainly on the mend. I’m also still going to avoid the pool today, but may cruise around the ‘hood for a walk later in the afternoon.
Anyhow, I’m off to continue doing homework (thank goodness for home link-ups to the campus library!). Hope that this finds you all having a weekend that has been divine…or at least better than average.
IN REPLY TO MESSAGES: (REMEMBER—I am in no way a medical doctor. What I write here is only what works for me…and/or my opinions…)
Molli in LA: the only practical advice that I can offer about avoiding sweets and processed foods is to wean yourself off slowly, and allow yourself to indulge once and a while (just not overboard!). As for chicken and corn…well, girl, that’s a toughie! Turkey is a great substitute with some advance planning and a bennie for us AB’s. As for the corn…how much are you eating? If that ‘s one of the only avoids, maybe it’s okay? Remember…as a full-time student…you need to take care of your psyche too…and if corn’s gotta stick around a bit longer…just be extra compliant with everything else!! Good luck!
Wes in ???: Warm water and lemons is recommended as a first drink in the morning to get your digestive system going. I think that it’s recommended for all blood types. If you don’t want to buy any of the books, see if they’re in your local library…it’s nice to have some of the history behind what you’re doing. The BTD really is more of a lifestyle change than a diet. But, to really get you jumpstarted, scroll down on this web page (dadamo.com) to the Support and Solutions section. Click on RECIbase and go to the Index. You’ll get bunches (101 I think!) of recipes…just pick out the AB ones and you're on your way!! Also, if you can buy a book, Cook Right 4 Your Type is the one that I started with and still use the most often. Good luck!