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The family of A’s I blogged a bit about last month is still following the BTD. Their economic situation looks to be improving, too.
Don, our extended stay O houseguest, is now able to consistently follow the O diet. Since doing so, he has seen marked improvement in his general overall health. Almost all of his mystery aches and pains that he had been told were only his imagination have disappeared along with the wheat he used to eat regularly. His asthma has lessened, too.
I have been going over some of my old family recipes and noticed something I find interesting. I have always preferred the cooking of one of my grandmothers over all of the cooking of all of my other relatives. Today, I realized why! Almost every one of her recipes is AB or extremely close to AB compliant!
After I realized that, it explains not only why I liked her cooking so much, but it also possibly explains why she and I had so much more in common with each other than with our other relatives...maybe she was an AB, too! We shared much of the same temperament...
Since we are now about half way through lent, I am starting to think about Easter and what to serve for our main meal. As some of you already know, it is my most favorite holiday of the year. We always have a lamb roast and deviled eggs, but the rest of the meal can vary greatly.
I wish I could go to a local event that is fast approaching - it’s a wine and cheese tasting with the ticket proceeds going to charity. There is also a food service trade show coming up in a few months, but I am going to stir clear of that if I can. The new tools will be neat, but I don’t need any and the food items are almost guaranteed to be avoids like the coffee and tea show this past August was.
Today, I had some nice ciabatta with an internal garnish of kalamatas and rosemary. I had some quality olive oil to use as a dip with it. I would have had some wine, too, but it wasn’t worth opening up a new bottle just for me.
Three snacks I like are Ezekiel toast (or spelt toast) smeared with peanut butter with a side of grapefruit or a bit of grapefruit juice sweetened with a touch of pineapple juice. I know we’re not supposed to be drinking with meals, but occasionally I do anyway.
Another snack is from Vita-Spelt (Purity Foods). Their sourdough pretzels are now locally available. They’re good with a paste of dry mustard ‘n’ water with a beer. The last one is caraway rye crackers smeared with herbed chevre (a mild goat cheese).
No, I’m not living off of all these snacks I’m mentioning here - that would be way too much grain, but there seems to be AB’s around that sound as if they are wanting fast ‘n’ easy snack ideas so I thought I’d throw some out in case they help anyone.
I wish Friday would get here.