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Posted by: organicmom3, Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 1:22pm
I'm VERY new here.....and I'm searching for something very simple to take to a potluck....what I mean by simple is easy and not too costly....BUT...I'd love to find something not just for my bloodtype (o) but would be at least fairly compatible to my dh who is a B.   Any suggestions?  I guess what makes this difficult is that it needs to feed us completely AND feed others.  We won't be able to eat much if anything that others bring....so I feel it needs to be a casserole or something equally filling and nutritious....so I don't want to just take a side dish of veggies or rice as I don't think that's enough to contain us through the evening.
Posted by: deblynn3, Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 1:49pm; Reply: 1
maybe a rice, turkey casserole using vegetable stock, and veggies.

I have a potluck the end of this month.  I'll have to do the same.  It's to be Mexican so I know I won't be able to eat much. (cheeses, will be in everything)  I thought I'd make muffin cornbread. (amaranth and rice flour) from one of the recipe in the data base. Will be baking them today as a test.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 2:47pm; Reply: 2
I'd suggest some kind of a casserole with a brown rice base, plus some kind of broth (veggie, beef, or turkey), lots of chopped veggies, and small pieces of meat. You can also add peas and/or great northern beans (good for Os and Bs) if you want to add veggie protein to the dish, either to stretch the meat or if you want to make it vegetarian. I think it would  taste better with meat though, even in small amounts.

If you want to make it compliant for the Bs, don't use chicken or tomato.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 4:26pm; Reply: 3
My usual solution to potlucks is a tossed salad.

Depending on what is asked for, I will take things that I cannot eat (and hope that I succeed in giving away in leftovers).
Posted by: O in Virginia, Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 5:29pm; Reply: 4
Turkey chili.  Everybody loves chili.  :)  I used to make chili for DH to take to work parties.  He brought it in a crockpot, plugged that in when he got there, and by lunchtime it was hot.  He never had any leftovers.
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 10:06pm; Reply: 5
Turkey Meatloaf

1 pound ground turkey
1 cup grated carrots
1/2 an apple minced
1/2 an onion minced and sauteed in 1 T of butter or ghee
1 handfull spinach fresh or frozen cut up and wilted with the onions
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp of sage
1 tsp of sea salt
1 T of ground flaxseed meal
1 T of flour(rice, millet, quinoa according to type)
1 T olive oil
1/2 tsp of powdered kelp
assemble all of the ingredients into a loaf and bake at 350F for 1 hour uncovered
for a potluck I double the recipe but bake it the same time
This recipe is courtesy of Cpcat67 about 5 years ago.
Posted by: san j, Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 10:52pm; Reply: 6
That turkey loaf looks really tasty, gcg. Thanks for sharing the recipe.  :)
Posted by: Seraffa, Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 11:07pm; Reply: 7
Rice. Rice, rice, rice........!!! (If I'm not mistaken, all the types can eat it.) Put different sauces for it "on the side" if you care to evaluate sauces by blood type.
Posted by: organicmom3, Thursday, October 13, 2011, 10:57am; Reply: 8
These are great ideas....thank you everyone.  I decided on a roast with veggies for this particular one coming up....but I love the turkey meatloaf idea and the casseroles mentioned, etc. above....maybe next time (there is one at church every month) I'll take two dishes...the turkey meatloaf and a side dish (casserole, rice, salad, etc.).....thank you!
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Thursday, October 13, 2011, 3:37pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from san j
That turkey loaf looks really tasty, gcg. Thanks for sharing the recipe.  :)


It is tasty. I've used it for yoga parties and family gatherings and even the veg heads will bend their rules since it isn't red meat and I can point out that it is loaded with veggies and glutein free. You could even skip the butter or ghee(sub more olive oil) and make it totally dairy free. It is specifically designed to be low allergy, it was concocted for an autistic boy who was celiac and egg allergic. Best of all even my Picky little sister loves it.
Posted by: deblynn3, Thursday, October 13, 2011, 3:43pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
Turkey Meatloaf

1 pound ground turkey
1 cup grated carrots
1/2 an apple minced
1/2 an onion minced and sauteed in 1 T of butter or ghee
1 handfull spinach fresh or frozen cut up and wilted with the onions
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp of sage
1 tsp of sea salt
1 T of ground flaxseed meal
1 T of flour(rice, millet, quinoa according to type)
1 T olive oil
1/2 tsp of powdered kelp
assemble all of the ingredients into a loaf and bake at 350F for 1 hour uncovered
for a potluck I double the recipe but bake it the same time
This recipe is courtesy of Cpcat67 about 5 years ago.


So Is it in the recipe base? What is is listed as. OK, I'll go have a look. I love the way I can print recipes out from there. I will definitely make this.
Posted by: deblynn3, Thursday, October 13, 2011, 3:47pm; Reply: 11
I didn't find it there.  :'(  Can't someone do that?  Please?
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, October 13, 2011, 4:37pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from deblynn3
I didn't find it there.  :'(  Can't someone do that?  Please?

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?1401

Just for you! ;D  Although, using the cut and paste function it was pretty easy - I bet you could have done it...
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Thursday, October 13, 2011, 5:23pm; Reply: 13
Okay O nonnies will have to work around the apple. That is the only avoid the recipebase shows.
Posted by: deblynn3, Thursday, October 13, 2011, 6:59pm; Reply: 14
WOW Thanks!  :K) ;D    Didn't know that anyone could add to that base.  Does it do all the nutritional stuff on auto?

It is printed and on the menu. ;D
Posted by: deblynn3, Thursday, October 13, 2011, 7:13pm; Reply: 15
Oh I see ABJoe put it in base, CGC contributed it.  Thanks to both.  CGC The apple is OK for this family we are all secretors.  I kind of like the apple idea and I've never put fruit in my meatloaf so this will truly be a new experience for my family.
Posted by: Seraffa, Thursday, October 13, 2011, 7:13pm; Reply: 16
I'm eager to make a meatloaf myself. Thanks!
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, October 13, 2011, 9:52pm; Reply: 17
Quoted from deblynn3
Didn't know that anyone could add to that base.  Does it do all the nutritional stuff on auto?

Yes, anyone can add a recipe to the database.  The ingredients need to be selected from the table manually to show the status for each, but the editor can do that if the contributor doesn't do it...
Posted by: paul clucas, Sunday, October 16, 2011, 9:18pm; Reply: 18
Is there a quinoa-turkey meatloaf?
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Sunday, October 16, 2011, 9:37pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from paul clucas
Is there a quinoa-turkey meatloaf?


See my recipe above. One of the acceptable glutein free flours mentioned was quinoa. In fact it was the only one mentioned in the original form of the recipe, I just added the other choices of rice and millet because I tested them and they work.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, October 17, 2011, 8:20pm; Reply: 20
For O nonnies, pears work fine in place of apples.
Posted by: 14442 (Guest), Monday, October 17, 2011, 9:35pm; Reply: 21
Quoted from O in Virginia
Turkey chili.  Everybody loves chili.  :)  I used to make chili for DH to take to work parties.  He brought it in a crockpot, plugged that in when he got there, and by lunchtime it was hot.  He never had any leftovers.


This is a pretty good idea and would probably be easy to make.  You could add some beans that are favorable for both of you.

Posted by: Munchkin76, Friday, October 21, 2011, 10:07am; Reply: 22
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
Turkey Meatloaf

1 pound ground turkey
1 cup grated carrots
1/2 an apple minced
1/2 an onion minced and sauteed in 1 T of butter or ghee
1 handfull spinach fresh or frozen cut up and wilted with the onions
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp of sage
1 tsp of sea salt
1 T of ground flaxseed meal
1 T of flour(rice, millet, quinoa according to type)
1 T olive oil
1/2 tsp of powdered kelp
assemble all of the ingredients into a loaf and bake at 350F for 1 hour uncovered
for a potluck I double the recipe but bake it the same time
This recipe is courtesy of Cpcat67 about 5 years ago.



Made this recipe last night. Only change was I added 2 garlic cloves to the onions. As I doubled the recipe I baked for an extra 15 mins. It was so delicious! Will be having it for a few nights as there's so much - no complaints from me or mine though as it's so good (and all diamonds). Thanks GCG for sharing!

Andy
Posted by: O in Virginia, Friday, October 21, 2011, 1:00pm; Reply: 23
The most wonderful thing about mealoaf is leftovers.   ;)
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Friday, October 21, 2011, 1:02pm; Reply: 24
Quoted from Munchkin76



Made this recipe last night. Only change was I added 2 garlic cloves to the onions. As I doubled the recipe I baked for an extra 15 mins. It was so delicious! Will be having it for a few nights as there's so much - no complaints from me or mine though as it's so good (and all diamonds). Thanks GCG for sharing!

Andy


You are welcome Andy though I must point out that the recipe was developed by another poster, Cpcat67. When she posted it about 6years ago it never made it to the recipe base. BTW I don't add any extra baking time when I double it. I do shape it long and narrow like a baget for parties though. A doubled recipe does go a long way, people forget how much vegetables are in there to bulk it up.
Posted by: san j, Friday, October 21, 2011, 7:39pm; Reply: 25
Quoted from O in Virginia
The most wonderful thing about mealoaf is leftovers.   ;)

:)


Posted by: Wholefoodie, Friday, October 21, 2011, 11:56pm; Reply: 26
We finished the leftovers of the Turkey Meatloaf recipe tonight. Wonderful recipe. I added some chopped celery to the sauteed onion and swapped out basil for thyme. Everyone loved it.

It reminded me of the flavors of Thanksgiving and even had a bit of a sausage taste. Maybe that was the kelp.

Thanks for this keeper.

Lisa
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Saturday, October 22, 2011, 12:23am; Reply: 27
I tried to come up with a version that didn't have the kelp and the flaxseed for relatives who would never go in a health food store. Totally Blah! The kelp is vital in my opinion and horribly expensive, the local health food store only carries it in one pound packages. I think I'll make it for my extended family Thanksgiving on Nov. 20th.
Posted by: Wholefoodie, Saturday, October 22, 2011, 12:54am; Reply: 28
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The kelp is vital in my opinion and horribly expensive, the local health food store only carries it in one pound packages.


I am lucky to have purchased a small jar from my health food store a while back. It was quite pricey but now I have a use for it! I should have kept it in the fridge but moved it there now. I can also pick up the layer of flavor the flaxseed adds. I agree the recipe is really elavated from these ingredients. My older son, the pickiest of picky, announced tonight what a great meatloaf it was! My husband disappointed me by asking "where's the ketchup" but I had to get over it. This meatloaf stands beautifully on its own and tastes like I am eating a Thanksgiving medley.
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Saturday, October 22, 2011, 1:07am; Reply: 29
Nothing irritates a chef more than seeing somebody add salt/steak sauce/ketchup to his dish without tasting it first!

The first time I carried it to a yoga party the instructor did the following: Put a big slab on her plate, paused and asked "is this real meat?", then raked it off into the garbage, and washed her plate. An O vegan of course!
Posted by: Wholefoodie, Saturday, October 22, 2011, 1:22am; Reply: 30
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The first time I carried it to a yoga party the instructor did the following: Put a big slab on her plate, paused and asked "is this real meat?", then raked it off into the garbage, and washed her plate. An O vegan of course!


I don't know how you contained yourself!

Since we eat such high quality food I have a "no waste" policy. Anyone who is not sure what they would like (especially if one of my sons' has a guest over) they are to taste it first. I often start them with small portions since they can always have more but I am not watching this food get trashed! Mind you these people are young adults but I am not taking any chances so sometimes I have to treat them like children. Luckily we all have a sense of humor!
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Saturday, October 22, 2011, 2:00am; Reply: 31
Quoted from Wholefoodie


I don't know how you contained yourself!

Since we eat such high quality food I have a "no waste" policy. Anyone who is not sure what they would like (especially if one of my sons' has a guest over) they are to taste it first. I often start them with small portions since they can always have more but I am not watching this food get trashed! Mind you these people are young adults but I am not taking any chances so sometimes I have to treat them like children. Luckily we all have a sense of humor!


I made a habenero cheesecake for the next party. ;D
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, October 24, 2011, 6:40pm; Reply: 32
That's so rude! She should have offered it to somebody else!
Posted by: deblynn3, Monday, October 24, 2011, 6:47pm; Reply: 33
If I'd be there my Oness would have come out! I'd said something the moment she headed for the trash can, you'd bet I'd had said something about wasteing food to the whole crowd.  Guess you're glad I wasn't.  :B
Posted by: O in Virginia, Monday, October 24, 2011, 8:19pm; Reply: 34
Wow, that was extremely rude.   :-/  Very little goes to waste in our house either.
Posted by: Kathleen, Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 8:02pm; Reply: 35
Forget about taking that Turkey Meatloaf to a potluck, I'm keeping it for myself  ;D  Made this last night, it's soooo good.  And easy!  I prepped veggies night before, assembled in morning then baked it when I got home from work.  One slice left over for lunch today.  

My local health food store sells kelp powder by the ounce, nice.

gulfcoastguy, thanks for posting the recipe.
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 8:41pm; Reply: 36
You're very welcome. There are a lot of innovative recipes posted over the years on this forum. Brighid's Carrot Cake being one of my favorites.
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 8:44pm; Reply: 37
Quoted from Wholefoodie
We finished the leftovers of the Turkey Meatloaf recipe tonight. Wonderful recipe. I added some chopped celery to the sauteed onion and swapped out basil for thyme. Everyone loved it.

It reminded me of the flavors of Thanksgiving and even had a bit of a sausage taste. Maybe that was the kelp.

Thanks for this keeper.

Lisa


Now that I think about it the thyme probably gave it that sausage taste.
Posted by: Wholefoodie, Thursday, October 27, 2011, 12:03am; Reply: 38
Made this meatloaf again tonight. It's addicting!

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Now that I think about it the thyme probably gave it that sausage taste.


I was thinking also the sage. Tonight it did not have as much of that sausage thing going. I didn't have spinach (think I used kale the last time) so I added chopped cilantro. Just love it!
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Thursday, October 27, 2011, 6:09pm; Reply: 39
Quoted from organicmom3
I'm VERY new here.....and I'm searching for something very simple to take to a potluck....what I mean by simple is easy and not too costly....BUT...I'd love to find something not just for my bloodtype (o) but would be at least fairly compatible to my dh who is a B.   Any suggestions?  I guess what makes this difficult is that it needs to feed us completely AND feed others.  We won't be able to eat much if anything that others bring....so I feel it needs to be a casserole or something equally filling and nutritious....so I don't want to just take a side dish of veggies or rice as I don't think that's enough to contain us through the evening.


What did you end up taking?
Posted by: organicmom3, Thursday, October 27, 2011, 10:50pm; Reply: 40
I took a roast with veggies....found the recipe here...I think it was all day crockpot roast?  Something like that.  It was very good.  I'm trying the meatloaf on Saturday.  
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