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Lola
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great tip, thanks!
for those living close by, would you happen to have the number?


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Being I'm on the east coast I'll have to look for boysenberries at the nearby markets.

Last night I started up beef stew in the crockpot. So, 3:00 am my hubby wakes up and smells his stew cookin'.    I had so much to do yesterday that I have to bake bread in my breadman bread machine and mow at the same time, cook stew while sleeping!  My honey thought that was clever.  At times, I wish I was a type O, their foods seems seem more appetizing like beef stew, lamb chops and hot spicy foods!  I'll just "pretend" while I eat my tofu and veggie salads.  
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Opposites do attract! Like you I'm type A and my SO is type O. We are both on the BTD Diet and cooking takes a little bit longer, but I'm exploring ways to combine our meals. It's just really hard to cook his meat and having to taste it then not having any for dinner, but I'm definitely trying to stick to this diet.  
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cooking takes a little bit longer.... It's just really hard to cook his meat and having to taste it then not having any for dinner, but I'm definitely trying to stick to this diet.


wizz, wishing you and your SO a warm welcome to BTD and you to the forums  
I see you have a strong resolve to 'stick', good for you. Hang in there.  



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Cathy
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Welcome, aboard, wizz!!  It is good that you have the determination to stick to your BTD as italybound has mentioned!  At times it will seem like an uphill battle but the results are worth the effort.  At times I will have my hubby taste test it for me....there are times I wished I did have him taste test!  
Cooking for an opposite you kind of have to think like them (foodwise) in order to get the right foods in to them that does them well.  That's tough at times.
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This morning, I started making the oatmeal cookies.  I made it so that it is compatable for the both of us.  I substited the butter with applesauce.  Well, I decided to add chopped walnuts to the cookie batter.  While doing so I saw that the nuts did not grind but turned into mush.  Hmmmm...I started experimenting with the mushed walnuts.  I then remembered what Drea had mentioned about making Almond butter.  I then said," hmmm....walnut butter!"  So, I roasted some walnuts and then later put them in the blender and added a tiny bit of oil and ..... WALAH!  Walnut butter!!!  "Cool" said I!  "I wonder if I could make walnut butter cookies instead of peanut butter cookies?"  That will be my next "experiment"!  Haha!  Then I wouldn't have to hide cookies from my hubby.  
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" hmmm....walnut butter!" "I wonder if I could make walnut butter cookies instead of peanut butter cookies?"


I see no reason why you couldn't substitute the walnut butter for peanut or almond butter.
When I make walnut butter, I use walnut oil as the oil to 'smooth' it out.  Yummy and beneficial.



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I was thinking of walnut oil.  It's neat to discover something "new".  

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Welcome, aboard, wizz!!  It is good that you have the determination to stick to your BTD as italybound has mentioned!  At times it will seem like an uphill battle but the results are worth the effort.  At times I will have my hubby taste test it for me....there are times I wished I did have him taste test!  
Cooking for an opposite you kind of have to think like them (foodwise) in order to get the right foods in to them that does them well.  That's tough at times.


Good idea to have him taste test for me, except he's not around much when I cook.  
Thanks for the welcome and oh yes I'm determined to stick to this diet as long as I keep seeing results!
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We like walnut butter too, though I haven't made cookies from it. We have an egg-free daughter and don't feel like it's fair to make cookies and eat them in front of her, so we try to make different desserts that don't require eggs. I'd love to have an egg-free, sugar-free cookie recipe. Seems like they all have one or the other to keep them from running everywhere.

Thanks for the boysenberry tips. I'll keep an eye open at Home Depot and Pike's.


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I'm a B and my husband is an A.  I'm 5 ft. 8 in. and he is 5 ft. 10 in. so we're fairly even in height.  We are both optimists and wake up looking forward to the day.  We both like classical music, he sings off-key and I play the piano  .  I give little speeches which show my indignation at the wrongs in this world.  He listens patiently.  When I want to know something in the field of mechanics or mathematics, he explains.  When I don't understand, he explains a different way until I understand.

We are very compatible.

As for meals, I cook my lamb and vegetables for us and he cooks whatever protein he is going to have.  

If I had known about BTD while the children were growing up I would be cooking BTD for everyone even though there might be four blood types.  That's how much of a believer I am.
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We like walnut butter too, though I haven't made cookies from it. We have an egg-free daughter and don't feel like it's fair to make cookies and eat them in front of her, so we try to make different desserts that don't require eggs. I'd love to have an egg-free, sugar-free cookie recipe. Seems like they all have one or the other to keep them from running everywhere.


you can use flax in place of eggs.........I think it's 1 T flax and 3 T water. I think you have to let it set for a while. Maybe someone else will come on w/ all the correct info. I did try this w/ a cake and it was a disaster (and it was a very expensive cake  ). I was told to use the whole amount but I have a feeling if I had used 1 T PER EGG, it might have been ok. Have never tried it again. Please let us know if you try it and how it turns out.  



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found these
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1T soy flour plus 1 T water=1 egg substitute




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1Tablespoon milled Flaxseed + 3 Tablespoons
water =1 egg


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replaces one egg (these substitutes may not work as well in recipes that call for more than three eggs):

  * 1 teaspoon baking powder + 1 tablespoon liquid + 1 tablespoon vinegar
  * 1 teaspoon yeast dissolved in 1/4 cup warm water
  * 1 1/2 tablespoons water + 1 1/2 tablespoons oil + 1 teaspoon baking powder
  * 1 packet gelatin + 2 tablespoons warm water (don't mix until ready to use)
  * 1 Tablespoon pureed fruit such as apricots or bananas


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Thanks for the boysenberry tips. I'll keep an eye open at Home Depot and Pike's.


Here's another place:  http://www.baylaurelnursery.com

I have purchased bareroot roses and fruit trees from them.  I am always impressed with their quality.  Not sure if they have boysenberries, though.
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Lola, Thanks for sharing these little quotes.  They'll come in handy!
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''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
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Well, it's been a week without yogurt and my hubby noticed there is no yogurt in the refrigerator!    ( )  I said, "We should't have dairy any way."  I've been making spelt bread and he has been devouring it....he just loves the baked goods I do up so they don't stay around for very long.  

I have a question, should I be worrying over him eating so much spelt bread, since spelt is neutral for Type O's?
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Well, I just descovered yet another opposite that my hubby and I have.  But with this opposite, we actually have more in common!  He is a Type O Secretor and now I've descovered I am a non-secretor.  Hey, hey!!  We can share a banana, now,   along with lamb and lots of little fishies.  I feel I have been converted to a Type O.  (ha ha!!)  I can't handle the grain, which I knew all along, just like my hubby.  Are we alike or not?  

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Hmm... I think as you go along, you find similarities because focusing on the opposites is HARD WORK! (Especially when it comes to cooking for a multiple type clan.

I'm an A, my hubby is a B. My lovely B has followed the diet on his own while he travels (for work... all week long). He avoids corn like there's no tomorrow and is THRILLED about higher corn prices due to ethanol use because he hopes that more companies will return to beet or cane sugar (or rice syrup or...) in food. Funny, huh?

We're about opposite. I'm short, he's over a foot taller than me. He has blue eyes, mine are brown. I'm a leftie and he's right handed. He is thrillingly brilliant, quiet and an introvert, while I'm smart, sassy and an extrovert.


"To be nobody-but-yourselfin a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody elsemeans to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." ee cummings
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I met my first hubby when he was home on leave direct from the South Pacific during WW11.  He was 6ft/5in and had that sailor hat tipped just so;  and I fell in love right then and there. I was 17 and he was 19 when we married.  He could have eaten steak 3 times per day, and I do not have a clue as to his blood type...and at that time would not have given a hoot.
He literally dropped dead of a heart attack at 49.
I was a widow 12 years when I met my second hubby and was 59 years old.  He had been a sailor too during the war{guess I was in a rut}.  He was short and could eat pork 4 times per day.  He died with kidney failur after 9 years of marriage.
I don't think either of them ate a full bowl of salad in the years I knew them.  I don't know if this tells me anything.
Besides their stature, they were as different as two men could be.  However I wanted something different in the 2 different stages of my life.  I accepted each of them the way they were...acceptance is the key word when you make the commitment.  I have been a widow now for almost 10 years, and acceptance is no longer in my vocabulary.
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Hmm... I think as you go along, you find similarities because focusing on the opposites is HARD WORK!  (Especially when it comes to cooking for a multiple type clan.


Yes, I totally agree to the hard work.  The last 10 years was a challenge, so I would focus on what can both of eat, (make life a little bit more managable.)

It sounds like you are more of an opposite with your hubby than I am with mine.  

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Posted by: ruthie      Date Posted: Today, 10:51am
I met my first hubby when he was home on leave direct from the South Pacific during WW11.....
 My grandfather also fought in the South Pacific during WWII.  He was in the Army in the Pacific Isles.  It was deffinitely a hard time then. He survived the war, lived to be 70 and died of congested heart failure.

 Being married to someone who is bit opposite is a test of true love and acceptance.  What's fun is finding out what simularities do we have.
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The story of your marriages is so interesting, Ruthie.  Isn't it amazing how our tastes change during the years?  Certain aspects of us stay constant, though.  I got a kick out of the fact that you say acceptance is no longer in your vocabulary.  I do know what you mean.
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Hey NH Girl...You are so right about hard times back then.  There were no jobs for the returning servicemen, but the govt gave them 52/20 for a year.
We budgeted $1.00 for Sat nite.  Beer was 25 cents a bottle.  We each had two and danced all nite to a 6 piece band. I can still hear the music:  Dorsey brothers, Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Woody Herman, Vaughn Monroe...just to name a few.
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