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Cathy
Monday, April 30, 2007, 8:50pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I don't know if this is as common, but I seemed to have hit it right on the head when it comes to opposites attracting one another.  My husband and I are truly opposite.  He is tall, I am not so tall.  He is bald, I have long hair.  He's the night owl, I am a morning person, he's a he and I'm a she, (now that's opposite!)  AND, he is a type O and I'm a type A.  Now how opposite can you get?

When it comes to meal planning at times it feels like I'm leading a 3 ring circus around here in the kitchen, beef stew in the crock pot and bean barley soup with greens in the soup stock pot.  We have been married for nearly 16 years and for 10 of those years I have been making double meals or a single we both can handle.  I know type O's can handle tomato and A's can't.  My husband, though an O, hates tomatoes, squash and onions!  So, it was in the past couple of months that I discovered the no tomato spagetti sauce.  It is a winner in this house.  This past weekend I used the base of this sauce to make homemade barbecue sauce since he wanted to cook out on the grill.  I then divided the sauce and put hot pepper in his pan and left mine the way I made it originally.

At times, though, this type O wants to eat type A foods, like peanut butter and yogurt.  Someone gave me a great oatmeal cookie recipe for my type O.  That keeps him out of my peanut butter cookies!    Now, to keep him from eating my yogurt (haven't figured that one out yet.)    But I can accept a challenge!  I'll figure it out. no sweat!

Anyway,  are there any other "opposites attract" stories?  
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My father is an A, and my mother is an O.  I hear of this match-up quite a lot.  
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Oh, I remembered this morning something else that my husband and I are opposite in, he is right handed and I am left handed.    

Last evening I made up tuna fish sandwich for the two of us for our bedtime snack. The bread I made from the CR4YT book.   I used homemade mayo that I made with canola oil, egg, lemon juice and boiling water.  I'm supposing the boiling water and lemon juide cooked the eggs enough.   He still wanted his yogurt, though.  
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I know A and O are more opposite than A and B, but some days I feel like my B husband and I are total opposites.  Other days, our similarities make life much easier.  I like being understood.    I don't think I've ever been understood by an O, though I think if I met some of the Os on this site we could be friends as long as you keep your nasty bloody meat away from me.  


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Cathy -

I am not sure if this will work for the yogurt or not.  If your husband is a secretor, try making a smoothie:  something like ripe bananas (which will give it creaminess like yogurt) mixed with various fruits.  Some fresh pineapple, including the inner core will add some sweetness and tartness like the yogurt.  If he likes strawberry yogurt, try adding some fresh or frozen strawberries.  If he likes boysenberry yogurt, try adding fresh or frozen boysenberries.  Then add some protein powders (such as a pure soy protein powder or a pure rice protein powder).   This will also help add to his protein intake.   With summer fruits coming into season, you can also add peach or apricot.  

As far as the peanut butter - maybe get a jar of almond butter.  Put a little on celery sticks or just some on a tablespoon.  It makes a good alternative snack.
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Might even put it in a yoghurt container, and maybe he wouldn't know the difference! lol
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Giving up yoghurt was one of the biggest challenges I had. I did it gradually. However, I have immediately replaced cow milk yoghurt with waterbuffalo, sheep or goat milk yoghurts. Goat/sheep milk is a tier-2 avoid for O's.

However when I became aware of the tickling in my throat (after reading in on Heidi's OtD column) I drifted away from eating it. I now treat it as an infrequent neutral, once a month or every other month.

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Quoted from Ribbit
I know A and O are more opposite than A and B, but some days I feel like my B husband and I are total opposites.  Other days, our similarities make life much easier.  I like being understood.    I don't think I've ever been understood by an O, though I think if I met some of the Os on this site we could be friends as long as you keep your nasty bloody meat away from me.  


I agree about being understood by O's.  I have learned to commincate with Type O's since sometimes it seems my husband and I are in differant books, (let alone on the same page!)  My mother in law is an O and I believe my sister in law is an O and they are on differant platues than where I am.  I accept them for who they are and work real hard in trying to understand them in there thinking.

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Cathy -

I am not sure if this will work for the yogurt or not.  If your husband is a secretor, try making a smoothie:  something like ripe bananas (which will give it creaminess like yogurt) mixed with various fruits.  Some fresh pineapple, including the inner core will add some sweetness and tartness like the yogurt.  If he likes strawberry yogurt, try adding some fresh or frozen strawberries.  If he likes boysenberry yogurt, try adding fresh or frozen boysenberries.  Then add some protein powders (such as a pure soy protein powder or a pure rice protein powder).   This will also help add to his protein intake.   With summer fruits coming into season, you can also add peach or apricot.  

As far as the peanut butter - maybe get a jar of almond butter.  Put a little on celery sticks or just some on a tablespoon.  It makes a good alternative snack.


The bananna smoothie sounds scrumptious!  My hubby refuses to eat bananas because of the high sugar count in them.  I may get soy yogurt and mix all the nice berries and pineapple in it.

The almond butter is a super idea, but almond butter here in Pennsylvania cost close to $10.00 a regular size jar.     So that is out the window....UNLESS!  I could make it myself, I don't think I have the means to make my own almond butter.  

The other thing I noticed with my type O hubby he is constantly on the move and I go at a snails pace compared to him.  I get more work done if I go slow then to agressively tare into the project.  


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Quoted from yaman
Giving up yoghurt was one of the biggest challenges I had. I did it gradually. However, I have immediately replaced cow milk yoghurt with waterbuffalo, sheep or goat milk yoghurts. Goat/sheep milk is a tier-2 avoid for O's.

However when I became aware of the tickling in my throat (after reading in on Heidi's OtD column) I drifted away from eating it. I now treat it as an infrequent neutral, once a month or every other month.

Cheers,
Yaman


WOW!  My hubby always has a tickling in his throat!  Hmmmm...

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That's good news Cathy, I mean in order for him to drop eating yoghurt

You can make him aware, it's so easy, after a few spoons, you start feeling that tickle, and once you are aware of it, it is pretty annoying

Good luck
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I'm an O positive secretor and my roomie is AB negative, and more than likely a nonnie. You can't get too much more opposite than that! We are quite different in temperament and style as well. She does not follow the BTD however, and is addicted to beef and chicken the way I'm addicted to wheat. I have to act fast if I want leftover pot roast for breakfast or lunch--she usually gets to it before I do!


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The almond butter is a super idea, but almond butter here in Pennsylvania cost close to $10.00 a regular size jar.     So that is out the window....UNLESS!  I could make it myself, I don't think I have the means to make my own almond butter.


Commercial almond butter *is* so expensive! If you have a food processor, you can make your own. It doesn't come out as creamy as the store bought (ime) unless you add some oil, but it sure tastes good.


It is not my responsibility to convince anyone of anything.
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I have just a blender  .  Would that work?
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I'm not sure; try it! You may want to soak your nuts beforehand to aid in digestion and to soften them up (although I do neither).


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..... I have to act fast if I want leftover pot roast for breakfast or lunch--she usually gets to it before I do!


I feel the same way you do with my peanut butter cookies.  I have to hide them or hurry up and eat it before my O gets them.  Sounds like I'm S-o-o-o possesive of my foods....."It's MINE!!! Don't touch!"    

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I feel the same way you do with my peanut butter cookies. I have to hide them or hurry up and eat it before my O gets them.


Maybe you could find a 'secret' stashing place and have them when he's not around.
My A husband and I are like night and day. Over the years, he has learned to accept our differences. Until the past year or 2, he constantly expected me to be just like him.  Took a bit of   to make him understand it tho. After 'splaining it nicely several times, I just flat up told him, he needs to accept that I like different things than he, just like I accept it w/ him. I don't understand his likings, as he doesnt mine, but we dont need to. We just need to accept them and get on w/ it.        
I agree, lots of differences between O's and A's



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Quoted from pkarmeier


Maybe you could find a 'secret' stashing place and have them when he's not around.
My A husband and I are like night and day. Over the years, he has learned to accept our differences. Until the past year or 2, he constantly expected me to be just like him.  Took a bit of   to make him understand it tho. After 'splaining it nicely several times, I just flat up told him, he needs to accept that I like different things than he, just like I accept it w/ him. I don't understand his likings, as he doesnt mine, but we dont need to. We just need to accept them and get on w/ it.        
I agree, lots of differences between O's and A's


Beings my hubby is tall, he has a hard time bending, so I can put them down very low in the refrigerator.    I to have learned to accept him as he is and he has accepted me for who I am.  It deffinitely is a life's lesson to accept one another for the differances that we have.
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It's rather arrogant to expect people to be like us.  The thing is, if all the world was type A, everything would be done very thoroughly, but it would take forever and a day.  With Bs around, we actually have fresh, new ideas.  With Os around, jobs get done and there's somebody to delegate.  With ABs around, we learn to lighten up and relax.

What is it with yogurt?  My B husband gets throat tickles and mucus when he eats it, so he stopped partaking.  I can't eat it because it makes me terribly dizzy for 12-24 hrs before it works its way through my digestive system, blows out, and then I'm fine again.

We have found that a Vita-Mix has been a worthwhile investment.  You can make nut butters, grind your own flour, make mayo, whip up amazing Italian ice-like "ice cream," and anything you can imagine.  They're pretty expensive, but you save a whole lot of money making things yourself (rice flour for pennies/lb instead of Arrowhead Mills prices), plus you can control ingredients completely.

TypeOSecreter, where do you find boysenberries?  I've never seen them frozen, fresh, or otherwise, though I love the boysenberry Spritzers.


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We have found that a Vita-Mix has been a worthwhile investment.  You can makeamazing Italian ice-like "ice cream,".


Would you mind sharing this recipe. I do miss ice cream but it's not worth the 'aftermath'.            If I drink milk, within a hour or so, I'll be clearing my throat and for some time. My O brother got a bad bout of respiratory illness a while back from drinking milk.  



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Ah, yes, icecream aftermath.  It's so much not worth it that when everybody's eating icecream around me (like at a church icecream social) I don't even have any smidgen of desire to partake.

Take frozen fruit, agave nectar and a tiny bit of water.  Process in the Vita-Mix for a minute or so till it's icecream-like.  Experiment with fruit types and amounts of agave and water.  Also, you can use fresh fruit and ice cubes.


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Ribbit, I love your substitute for ice cream... just in time for the summer months!  My husband still eats his ice cream.  This will help me to get my hubby off the ice cream and possibly the yogurt!  

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Ribbit -
I used to have a boysenberry vine in a huge planter.  When I moved, I had to leave the planter there.  I saw boysenberry bareroot plants at Home Depot about a month ago.  I wanted to plant them, but unfortunately my property is not large enough.  I'd have runners into my neighbors' yards.

Boysenberries are only available for about one month, usually June-July.  If I am lucky, I can buy them at our Farmer's Market in San Luis Obispo, CA.  I usually go pick them at a place called Blue Sky Gardens U-Pick-Em Berries in Atascadero, CA (out on the back roads).  I always have to call ahead of time because the weather must be just exactly right for the boysenberries to be ready to be picked.  Then I freeze the berries for later use.  I like them in a cobbler best.  My father used to have many berry vines, and my mother would freeze boysenberries in quart containers.  My mother made boysenberry pies that wouldn't quit.

Boysenberries are horribly expensive, even when I pick them.  You have to be careful because I've purchased some from a vendor at the Farmer's Market, and I didn't think the flavor was that good - rather dull.  A fresh basket or two that taste good is like finding a goldmine.

Another farm around here where I pick raspberries carries olallieberries, but I think they are avoids for my blood type (a cross between a boysen and a blackberry).
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