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First off, I would like to offer, once again, my apologies for being derelict in my blogger duty. And, as usual, the reason is that life happens. I hope that I will be able to do a better job of blogging this month than last. That said, on with my blog.
To begin, I would like to talk about differences. Regardless of whether you are an AB secretor or a nonnie chances are good that we share some likes and dislikes, but we are each individuals rather than cookie cutter duplicates of each other.
For instance, one of the AB’s I am aware of is allergic to eggs, whereas, I’m part weasel when it comes to scarfing down eggs. We AB’s are supposed to do very well with soy products. While I love tempeh and several other soy items that I have tried, I ALWAYS either end up with a migraine or literally get physically sick off them.
The only two exceptions to this, to date, have been Mori-Nu brand tofu bricks, fresh and/or frozen edamame (a type of large sized soybean), and the soy that gets added from time to time to things like canned fish. Even that soy broth will bother me if I have it too frequently.
Why? I have no clue. I do, however, know that I do better when I do eat the tofu and the fresh/frozen soy, which brings me to the second half of this blog. I have found a source of dry roasted soybeans.
They taste, to me, just as good as nuts. This is especially good because I have not been making very good food choices as of late...to the tune of I have, again, started to gain the weight back that I had previously shed.
I have not completely fallen off the wagon. The avoids are avoided, for the most part, but the wheat and white potatoes crept back and the portion control was, well, less than ideal.
Today, I received my T-Tapp program in the mail. No, T-Tapp is not part of the BTD, but I am mentioning it because I found out about it from a fellow BTD blogger (Rachel) and I am using this weekend to get familiar with the program. I am going to use it with a new commitment to following the BTD portions (with an emphasis on beneficials) and getting regular exercise.
So what’s that to do with dry roasted soybeans? I love nuts, but we’re only supposed to have about a handful a day of ‘em. Therefore, now, I can have “extra” nuts in the form of the soybeans. They’re about the size of a peanut, crunchy, and very portable. I won’t be using them in trail mixes like nuts, but they are tasty when sitting at my desk at work. Since they are dry roasted, they won’t use up any of my oil allotment for the day.
If you would like to try them yourself, the ones I found at the store can be found online at www.justtomatoes.com. They are available for mail order if you can’t find them at your grocery.
Just one more thing before I close this blog: summer fruits ‘n’ veggies are just around the corner! Yummmmm...and that’s another blog.
Happy weekend everyone!