Archives for: January 2005, 13
Keep it simple is the positive phrase is my life today. Things are starting to pile up, and I have got more work on my plate than I have patience!
When I first started the BTD, I was using the Cook for your Blood Type book. Little did I know anything about cooking! Stir-fry? Sauté? Broil? Steam? Blanche? And spices, let’s talk about spices for a moment! There were so many that I have never even heard of, let alone tasted. Well, I attempted to follow those 30-day recipe guidelines and I did enjoy some of the dishes very much. But as things got more complicated, and I desired to cook for both O’s and A’s in my family, I grew furiously frustrated.
Keep it simple, stupid. (Or silly, if that offends you.)
My little A and I enjoyed a hot grain cereal (took 10 minutes on the stove) along with sunflower seeds, brown sugar, and a can of cherries. That’s right. A can. I dutifully read the label and found one brand of cherries without artificial colors or any nasty added ingredients (just water). I think next time I might even puree the cherries in my blender. Rice milk was the beverage of choice.
My five-year-old O was offered two slices of Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin bread along with a little butter. Chocolate soymilk rounded out the meal. While neither of these are beneficial (I believe), I am content with the fact that there are no avoids in this meal (for an O secretor.)
Someday you just gotta be happy one is avoid free.
Lunch for the O consisted of pumpkin rye muffins (imagine lol) and juice. Lunch for the A’s consisted of sliced cucumbers with peanut butter and honey. Here’s where it gets funny. I am trying to combine the peanut butter and honey into some appropriate restaurant type of dip, when my two year old grabs the peanut butter laden spoon and starts chomping. So I dot the cucumbers with honey and waaalaaa –we are done. Silly, silly, silly.
Snacks today will include nuts (for the A’s), raisins and mozzarella cheese for the O. Dinner will be wild ocean cod pan fried in canola oil, a little ghee, and rice flour with salt for the breading. Maybe an egg wash first – hmmm gotta play with this one a bit. Veggies will include baby carrots (raw for the O) and glazed carrots and onions for the A’s.
Tomorrow is grocery-shopping day. I can’t wait.