Category: Natalie (AB)
Wow, Amanda and I were thinking the same thing - I too wanted fish for breakfast!!! Unfortunately for me, my fresh cod was no longer fresh and had been in the fridge too long. And even more unfortunately....I'm very stubborn sometimes. So, I go about cooking the fish. "Maybe if I broil it, it will be ok" I think to myself. I won't even go into the ingredients because nothing helped. Bad fish is bad fish. I took one bite and immediately spit it out. And for my stubborness all I have is more dirty dishes to wash. I had some rye/oatmeal oats with a little bit of soy milk and all natural dried cherries instead. Very yummy but I do wish I had been at Amanda's. :-) The lesson learned....well, I'm not sure if I did learn my lesson.....I have a very bad track record of experimenting with food.....
My brother still loves to tell the story of how when I was 11 and he was 7, I was left in charge of dinner one night will the 'rants were out. Macaroni & Cheese - so simple a child could make it - you'd think. So, I'm a very literal child, and on the side of the box, it never said to drain the pasta, so I end up making macaroni soup. My brother starts crying when he sees dinner, I'm upset because I worked hard to make it and followed all the directions so it must be right and make him eat it. It's a story he never lets me forget....
Or how about just a few months ago, before I was on the diet, I make my husband an omlet for breakfast because he's been such a sweetheart lately. I saute some mushrooms since I know he likes them but I was feeling......creative, soooooooo, I add cinnamon! Butter and cinnamon and eggs work well in baking, why not with mushrooms? I thought they tasted fine.....no one else whose heard this story seems to look at me quite the same way though. My husband asked me not be creative in the kitchen anymore but then,........
Just last week, I was making roasted chicken for my big O but instead of following his instructions of just adding a rub with some oil, I thought some nice veggies and freshly diced tomoates would be nice. Big mistake - the tomatoes took out all the flavor of the rub and the chicken was dry to boot. He salvaged it into a wonderful tasting shreded chicken tomato sauce. (I only had a bite) He's a very good cook and so are his parents. Why do I have such a hard time listening to other people's good sense?
But, the reciepes in the Cook Right For Your Blood Type book are very yummy - those I follow to the letter with excellent results. Our favorite is the sauce that goes over the steamed red snapper reciepe - mmmmmmmmmm, everyone whose compliant with it should definately try it.
Ohhhhh - good news, I got a juicer today! A really nice manual one by Nigella in robin's egg blue. Just the kind for lemons and grapefruit but that's exactly what I need it for in the morning. Life will be a little easier now.
Lunch after shopping was yummy - left over yellow rice with pinto beans (both good for AB!) and ox tail from the other day. I'm assuming I probably should not be eating ox tail though since it's a bovine-esque creature. Does anyone know where ox falls on this diet? Fortunately it was mostly bone so there wasn't a lot that my body had to digest. Oh,Oh,Oh! - some advice from the book. If you are going to eat meat, I remember it saying to take some vitamin C before hand - it will help with digestion. I'm trying not to drink water with my meals so as to boost my digestive acid levels; I had some grapes in between the rice to help quench my thirst instead - I think that's a better alternative, right?
Dinner consisted of some sort of turkey in a sauce dinner by Jennie-o and a tomato that I ate like an apple because I can. Husband's at a convention this weekend - can you tell I'm just cooking for one? I've never been the kind to get all fussy about meals so a lot of mine will be simple - promise to post some good reciepes soon. Ones that my husband approves of - apparently mushrooms and cinnamon just isn't going to be a big hit (they're both avoids anyways) - why can't I be like the "Iron Chief?"
PS - Thanks again for all the kind posts, Amanda, Paul, Mike and Jim!!! It's so nice to share things with people about the diet. I really enjoy reading everyone's writings and try to read them each day - there's so much we can learn from each other. Hugs to all!!! I'll probably head out to Dunkin Donuts with my buddies tonight. Maybe just a cup of coffee - that bleached flour isn't very good for bikini weather coming up. We have to think of consequences, not just the immediate pleasure of a boston cream at midnight....(pumpkin time!!!)