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Well, It has definately been too long.........
Summer was great, but I was a very bad blogger. :-(
Now that I've been on the Blood Type Diet for over a year now, people are starting to take me more seriously. :-) Just yesterday, I was having a great diet discussion with some new friends at a Labor Day party. When they asked me what I did to stay in good shape, they seemed generally interested in ERFYT. TRULY AMAZING since most people I run into I end up explaining myself when they really don't want to hear this information or care to believe it & then have to defend myself the entire evening. Or like how my father in-law still offers me pork chops & shrimp even though we see them once a week.....
But instead I was talking to a group of peers that were health concious as well. One had heard of BTD, another was on South Beach, and the 3rd was a vegetarian who happens to be an A so she was very interested since BTD of course fits & confirms her agenda.
It was a potluck BBQ. I brought an eggplant to grill & added slices of part-skim mozzerella cheese on top....so yummy & fixed an asparagus casserole. I couldn't find my mom's famous recipe so I found this one online. It came out pretty good, a definate easy meal/side dish if you have AB & B kids. Here it is:
MARIANN ASPARAGUS CASSEROLE
1 can asparagus, drained but keep juices
2 boiled eggs, sliced
Put asparagus into casserole dish and cover with sliced eggs on top. Cover with white sauce. Grate cheese over top. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.
WHITE SAUCE (TOPS ASPARAGUS CASSEROLE)
2 tbsp. non gmo Earth Balance spread (available at TJ's & WF)
1/2 c. asparagus juice
2 tbsp. flour (I used brown rice flour & soy flour)
1/2 c. milk (goat)
Mix ingredients. Stir constantly over medium heat. Pour over asparagus and top with cheese.
The original recipe online didn't say what kind of cheese so I used CHEDDAR as it's a neutral for AB's and B secretors & is the cheese used in my mom's MIA asapargus recipe. GOAT MILK was used as opposed to moo juice as well. Goat milk is great for lactose intolerant people and is neutral for A secretors & beneficial for us AB's & B's. I also found that it came out a little too goey for my taste. If you like things firmer, cut the asparagus juice to 1/4 of a can - that's what I'm going to do next time. :-)
Although I love Whole Foods, sometimes I just get a craving for regular cereal, like the kind I grew up on. The "store" version of RICE CHEX from Pathmark is great with only one avoid ingredient "Malted Barley Flour" Barley's fine for us but once they malt it, no good. Since it's like the 5th ingredient & I often wonder how much malt they really use, I consume rice chex with organic soy milk at least a few times a week. Note, when I actually read the trademark Rice Chex box, they have MORE avoid's listed in theirs! Be sure to compare your local store's brand with the actual Rice Chex for the most benefical option. And for those of you who miss the taste of cow's milk, I've found combining the goat & soy milk together tastes incredibly similar. Give it a whirl!!!!