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Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, February 12, 2012, 10:51pm
I just bought the Personalized Living Using the Blood Type Diet® Simple and Delicious Recipes for Type A at Amazon (Type O is also available and the other types will be available shortly).

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&search-alias=digital-text&field-author=Kristin%20O%27Connor
Posted by: Dianne, Sunday, February 12, 2012, 11:13pm; Reply: 1
I thought that it was not available until the 14th. Going to get one right now. :)
Posted by: Dianne, Sunday, February 12, 2012, 11:14pm; Reply: 2
C-Sharp - I don't have kindle. Can I not download this onto my MacBook Pro?
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, February 12, 2012, 11:23pm; Reply: 3
Quoted from Dianne
C-Sharp - I don't have kindle. Can I not download this onto my MacBook Pro?


You need this software to view it on a Mac (Software is free-book is not of course):

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=kcp_mac_mkt_lnd?docId=1000464931

I do not have a Kindle either.

I am running it on an iPad.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 7:10am; Reply: 4
I just gave the Type O Cookbook as a Valentine's day gift.
Posted by: Jane, Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 6:29pm; Reply: 5
I downloaded it yesterday onto my Kindle Fire.  Some good recipes in there!
Posted by: Dianne, Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 3:17am; Reply: 6
Bought it today and looked at all of the recipes. What an endeavour, such a gifted woman.

Sweet potato gnocchi!

Now, many of us might be secretly trying to figure out how to woo her into our own homes to cook for us.  ;D

I can see myself making at least 3/4 of the recipes. I can hardly wait to see the recipes for the other blood types that my friends are.

Thanks to Kristin, Dr. D'Adamo, Martha et all for such a great gift. This is definitely giving me the push I need to get rid of old cookbooks!
Posted by: Stormy, Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 3:56am; Reply: 7
Hi all.  Can someone point me to someone who can help me download the Kindle stuff to my PC?  I think I do it, and then I look for the ype A frecipe book, and all of the other blood types show up, except mine.  So, I go to the news feed I received telling me the books are available, I click onto my type - A - and it then tells me I don't have Kindle on my system . . . even though I see it at the bottom of my screen saying it is there.  I've been trying to download the recipe book for the last half hour and I'm whipped!

Any help appreciated.  Thanks!
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 4:10am; Reply: 8
I just went through the process...

First, you need to download and install Kindle-for-PC.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771

Second, you need to register Kindle with Amazon.
This is done in the Kindle software...

Third, when you buy the book, you need to download to your Kindle...
This is done in the "add to cart box".  Once you register your Kindle, it will be in the box as a choice...
Posted by: Beachgirl, Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 9:17am; Reply: 9
No Kindle, no Mac & no iPad.... sigh...I'll be waiting on this for a bit.
Posted by: greenman, Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 11:41am; Reply: 10
can you only buy this on kindle (don't have it)? or is it availbale in paper back?
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 12:56pm; Reply: 11
Tune in to NBC Connecticut this morning at 11:00am to hear Kristin O'Connor talk about the books and see a quick food demo! OR, catch it online at: http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Watch-NBC-Connecticuts-Newscasts-129162318.html
Posted by: Dianne, Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 1:18pm; Reply: 12
You buy this from amazon, then you are prompted to download software for it from kindle. There are choices for which devices you are using ie -
android, Mac, Kindle, PC, iPad etc.

I chose Mac because I have a MacBook Pro.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 2:55pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from Beachgirl
No Kindle, no Mac & no iPad.... sigh...I'll be waiting on this for a bit.


While I find I can take it into the kitchen easier with my iPad, I have no difficulty viewing the cookbook with the free  Kindle bookreader on my PC.

Info on how to install this free software:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_pcland_stinst?nodeId=200450200&#installing
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 4:28pm; Reply: 14
Quoted from greenman
can you only buy this on kindle (don't have it)? or is it availbale in paper back?

You can put Kindle on any number of devices (the software is free...) - including your PC or Mac computer that you are online with...  Follow the link in my message above to see the list of possibilities and choose the best for you.

Posted by: ruthiegirl, Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 4:39pm; Reply: 15
Is this going to be available in paper book format, or only digital?
Posted by: C_Sharp, Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 5:06pm; Reply: 16
There has been no indication from Drum Hill books that they intend to release these books in any other format.

For those wanting to see how the books look on a PC you can download the free kindle software as well as a free sample chapter out of one of the appropriate book.

You get a free introductory chapter, so you do not actually see any recipes in the sample. But you can easily verify that the software works before buying.

The sample also includes a list of all the menus in the cookbook.
Posted by: Munchkin76, Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 10:08pm; Reply: 17
Hey ya'll

I just downloaded the O cookbook to my PC, it's fab and the recipes look great!  Kristin is really talented and hurrah to Dr D and Martha too!  Love it!

My only question, and I don't know that the answer will be here, is: are millet/brown rice or brown rice rolls readily available over the counter (and on diet) in the US?  It's just that there are a few recipes that have this or that served on these and, whilst I know I can make my own compliant version of sorts, I was disappointed that there was no recipe for these located later in the book as I expected ??)  It's no biggie, I was just looking forward to a new roll recipe (when I saw it indicated) is all and they did look really nice in the pictures!  We can't get a compliant version anything like these over the counter in the UK.

Thanks

Peace Out (as Edna would say)  ;D
Posted by: C_Sharp, Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 10:28pm; Reply: 18
Quoted from Munchkin76
are millet/brown rice or brown rice rolls readily available over the counter (and on diet) in the US?


They are in some areas.  In my area I would need to bake them my self if I wanted them fresh. There are frozen hamburger buns and english muffins from various grains-but I do not normally buy them.


Rice wrappers for making spring rolls are available in most urban areas.
Posted by: Munchkin76, Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 11:07pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from C_Sharp


They are in some areas.  In my area I would need to bake them my self if I wanted them fresh. There are frozen hamburger buns and english muffins from various grains-but I do not normally buy them.


Rice wrappers for making spring rolls are available in most urban areas.


Thanks C_Sharp!  I always have some rice flour wrappers in my cupboard for making spring rolls etc as they're completely on diet and readily available (hassle free)!  They also keep well, so are good as a standby.

I was hoping there was a good recipe available for the rolls etc photographed in the cookbook - they look very tasty.  Like you, we have difficulty (even in such as big city as London) finding on-diet ready-made brown rice or millet or brown rice with millet burger rolls etc.  I've actually never managed to find any.  It's only a 'treat food' in this household anyways, as grains are generally not an everyday staple food.  Anywho.  Thanks for the response!

If anyone on the forum here has a fab recipe, I'd love to hear  :D

All the best

Andy
Posted by: Stormy, Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 11:44pm; Reply: 20
Quoted from ABJoe
I just went through the process...

First, you need to download and install Kindle-for-PC.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771

Second, you need to register Kindle with Amazon.
This is done in the Kindle software...

Third, when you buy the book, you need to download to your Kindle...
This is done in the "add to cart box".  Once you register your Kindle, it will be in the box as a choice...


Thank you - very helpful.  The only thing I can't figure out, now, when registering the Kindle, is when it asks for the serial #.  I can't see anywhere where that number is . . . can anyone steer me in that direction?
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, February 16, 2012, 2:10am; Reply: 21
Quoted from Stormy
The only thing I can't figure out, now, when registering the Kindle, is when it asks for the serial #.

Is this a Kindle device, or is it the software for PC?

I didn't need a serial # to register the PC software...
Here is a link to Kindle support information.  On the right, there is a link for registering...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_200127470_ksupport_hpvideos?&nodeId=200588130
Posted by: C_Sharp, Thursday, February 16, 2012, 4:01am; Reply: 22
Not sure what device you are looking for a serial number for.

If it is an iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone:

1. Connect your iPhone or iPod Touch to your computer
2. Start iTunes
3. Click on your device name (xxx’s iPhone) under the left menu bar "DEVICES"
4. Click on Summary
5. Click on "Serial Number" (you have to click literally ON the word serial number)
6. Retrieve the "Identifier", a 40 digit hex code
Posted by: C_Sharp, Thursday, February 16, 2012, 5:01am; Reply: 23
If it is an actual Kindle device:

Kindle's serial number is on the outside of the box it came in

No box -- use the Settings menu on your Kindle. Scroll down to Device Info.
Posted by: Pixu, Thursday, February 16, 2012, 9:50am; Reply: 24
I'm not using Windows so I can't download Kindle..  :'( well I can, it just won't run. I've got Ubuntu (Linux).
Posted by: C_Sharp, Thursday, February 16, 2012, 2:47pm; Reply: 25
Quoted from Pixu
I'm not using Windows so I can't download Kindle..  :'( well I can, it just won't run. I've got Ubuntu (Linux).
On Linux use the cloud reader:

https://read.amazon.com/about
Posted by: Stormy, Friday, February 17, 2012, 3:43am; Reply: 26
Quoted from ABJoe

Is this a Kindle device, or is it the software for PC?

I didn't need a serial # to register the PC software...
Here is a link to Kindle support information.  On the right, there is a link for registering...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_200127470_ksupport_hpvideos?&nodeId=200588130


I have a PC - After ordering the recipe book, it brings me to the page where it says I need to register my Kindle - and there is a space for a registration number.  I'll give a try without the number . . . eyes and toes crossed . . .  :)  And thanks for help everyone!
Posted by: Stormy, Friday, February 17, 2012, 4:01am; Reply: 27
This is where I am taken to after I have ordered the recipe book . . .


Register your new Kindle to continue with your Kindle Edition purchase.
          
To register, give your Kindle a name and enter the 16 digit serial number for your device.
For latest generation Kindle devices, you can find the serial number on the first page of the Settings screen on your device.

Please click Continue to register your Kindle and complete your purchase.
Kindle Name:  
Kindle Serial Number:


So, obviously I am doing something wrong - big sigh.  I'll keep trying different things.   :X
Posted by: Stormy, Friday, February 17, 2012, 4:32am; Reply: 28
OMG!  I did it . . . happy dance . . . :)  I now have my Type A recipe book.  Big sigh of relief and smiling . . .  
Posted by: Beachgirl, Friday, February 17, 2012, 5:25am; Reply: 29
Quoted from C_Sharp


While I find I can take it into the kitchen easier with my iPad, I have no difficulty viewing the cookbook with the free  Kindle bookreader on my PC.


Thanks, c sharp! I'll have to try this!  :)
Posted by: Pixu, Friday, February 17, 2012, 7:39am; Reply: 30
Ok, I downloaded Kindle reader on our laptop, which has Windows. So could I download the book on another device?? Say if I get a Kindle in the future?
Posted by: Pixu, Friday, February 17, 2012, 7:40am; Reply: 31
Thanks anyway C-sharp, I was just too impatient and decided to use the laptop ;D
Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, February 17, 2012, 4:00pm; Reply: 32
Quoted from Pixu
So could I download the book on another device?? Say if I get a Kindle in the future?


I have it on PC and iPad. I could throw it on more but do not intend to at the moment.

Most Kindle books (Including these cookbooks) can be simultaneously accessed for your personal use on up to six Kindles (or Kindle compatible devices, such as Kindle for PC). You have to register all the devices with a single Amazon.com account (I have multiple Amazon accounts, but I presume most people do not).

If you go over 6 devices you can replace one of your current devices with another, you can deregister and delete the content from the device you wish to replace and then you can access the content in question from a device device not included in the original six.
Posted by: kittykar1, Saturday, February 18, 2012, 8:55pm; Reply: 33
I just got home from vacation a couple of days ago and bought the cookbook. I would make a lot of the recipes.  There is a nice variety to suit any and all taste buds. ;D

The ice cream made out of bananas looks really good and would help with  those occasional cravings for avoids. I really don't want to use all that rice flour in the recipes, I almost exclusively bake with almond flour and buckwheat.  I really try to watch how many carbs I eat in a day and really limit grains.But I bet I could substitute, and almond flour would be too expensive for many to buy.

Has anyone ever baked with sweet potato flour? I just ordered some from Amazon. One of the chefs at Disney World said his wife was allergic to wheat also, and he baked and cooked with it alot. 8)
Posted by: kittykar1, Saturday, February 18, 2012, 8:57pm; Reply: 34
Jane,

How do you like your kindle fire? I have the kindle keyboard and love it. Would like to have a fire too, but my keyboard is only 14 months old. :X
Posted by: PrincessMia, Saturday, February 18, 2012, 9:08pm; Reply: 35
Please tell me that it will be available in paperback. I am a book girl all the way. Sure would be nice if it would become a cooking show. That would be awesome.
Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, February 18, 2012, 9:47pm; Reply: 36
Quoted from PrincessMia
Please tell me that it will be available in paperback. I am a book girl all the way. Sure would be nice if it would become a cooking show. That would be awesome.

I don't see any indication that these will be printed...  You may need to buy the e-book and print the recipes to get that soon...

Here is the Drum Hill Publishing site:
http://www.drumhillbooks.com
Posted by: Jane, Saturday, February 18, 2012, 10:20pm; Reply: 37
kittykar,
I like the Fire better.  I had the one with "special offers" prior to this one. The screen is brighter on the Fire and I like that it's touch screen...easy to get email on, etc.  I gave the other one to my step grandson.
Jane
Posted by: Munchkin76, Saturday, February 18, 2012, 10:33pm; Reply: 38
Quoted from kittykar1
I really don't want to use all that rice flour in the recipes, I almost exclusively bake with almond flour and buckwheat.  I really try to watch how many carbs I eat in a day and really limit grains.But I bet I could substitute, and almond flour would be too expensive for many to buy.

Has anyone ever baked with sweet potato flour? I just ordered some from Amazon. One of the chefs at Disney World said his wife was allergic to wheat also, and he baked and cooked with it alot. 8)


hey there, I use sweet potato flour a lot in baking and it's a great substitute for regular potato flour which is so abundant in gluten free recipes! I've never tried to swap it for rice flour like for like. I'd be curious to know if it works for that too - I don't really like rice flour that much myself.

Andy ;)
Posted by: balletomane, Sunday, February 19, 2012, 2:06am; Reply: 39
I was a little disappointed when I got to know that this cookbooks are not available in paper form. I don't have a Kindle or iPad. I downloaded the Kindle reader on my PC but it is not so handy to have to walk between my PC and my kitchen all the time to make a dish! And I don't see a print button. Also, there doesn't seem to be a "search" function using keywords? I wish it was available in PDF format. Much more PC-friendly anyway.

I've bought both the cookbook for A and the one for O. I have first looked into the A book coz I'm running out of ideas for dishes for my A husband. Unfortunately many dishes call for ingredients that aren't available here, e.g. turkey, which we get only during the Christmas season :-/ And some ready-made ingredients like spelt pizza crusts are also not available. Not that I can't make my own, but it would be nice to include a recipe as well. Other than that, however, I find plenty of inspirations from the recipes. I need to tweak the ingredients quite a bit to incorporate produce that are available here and ones that are not "rejected" by my DH's palette!
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, February 19, 2012, 2:13am; Reply: 40
Quoted from balletomane
Also, there doesn't seem to be a "search" function using keywords?


Look for the magnifying glass on the left side of the screen click it once and enter the search term. Type your search term in the box and press the enter key.
Posted by: balletomane, Sunday, February 19, 2012, 2:30am; Reply: 41
Thanks a lot, C_Sharp! I found it! That helps a lot  :)
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, February 19, 2012, 2:35am; Reply: 42
Quoted from balletomane
I was a little disappointed when I got to know that this cookbooks are not available in paper form. I don't have a Kindle or iPad. I downloaded the Kindle reader on my PC but it is not so handy to have to walk between my PC and my kitchen all the time to make a dish! And I don't see a print button.

This is intentional.

You have not bought the rights to a printed copy of the book.

You have bought the rights to view the book electronically, this does not include printing.


Quoted Text

I wish it was available in PDF format.

There are a tremendous number of downsides to the PDF format
Quoted Text
Much more PC-friendly anyway.


Most people who use PCs do tasks on them that do not require a PC. They would be better off using other devices for these tasks. Increasingly they are doing that.


If you want to print a particular recipe.

There are a number ways to do that.

1) Highlight the text you would like to copy. Release the mouse button and in the pop up menu, select copy.  Switch to Microsoft Word (or any other word processor) and paste in the copied text.

2) View the recipe you want in Kindle, Hit the "Print Screen" key on your key board. Switch to Microsoft Word (or any other word processor) and past in the screen image.

3) Use the snipping tool(it is in the accessories folder) or any other screen capture utility, capture the part of the screen you want. Then print it from the screen capture utility or paste the image into a word processor.





Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, February 19, 2012, 3:05am; Reply: 43
Just to see if it was doable:

I used some software to crack Amazon's digital rights management stuff on the kindle files. I then created a PDF file. It was very easy-just not within the license agreement.

For those curious. It turned into a 323 page pdf.
Posted by: balletomane, Sunday, February 19, 2012, 4:04am; Reply: 44
Wow, C_Sharp, you are a computer wizard! Thanks for all the tips. Actually, I didn't expect have the right to both an electronic version and a paper version. I just wish I could buy only the paper version. I am a very old-fashioned gal in this regard!

As far as the printing is concerned, copying and pasting to a Word document should be easy enough. I had thought about the print screen option but still too much trouble, LOL!
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, February 19, 2012, 5:50am; Reply: 45
You lose some formatting when you copy and paste the text, but I can still tell what I am supposed to do in the recipe.
Posted by: angel, Monday, February 20, 2012, 7:36am; Reply: 46
Really liked the new book my only catch is the baking powder laced throughout the book for baked products.

BAking Powder typically has three ingredients, a 1 teaspoon equivalent=1/4 tsp baking soda + 1/2 tsp cream of tartar + 1/4 tsp CORN STARCH (big fat avoid). I honestly cannot tolerate corn in anyform or amount even in the minute amounts they mess with my system so much. It is just not worth it.

But maybe if Kristin has time she can put in the following equivalent when she updates the book: 1 teaspoon baking powder equivalent=1/4 tsp baking soda + 1/2 tsp cream of tartar

honestly when I make pancakes, I leave out the cream of tartar. I no longer buy bakingpowder at all and just keep the two components I need to make stuff. I know there is a chemical reaction of some type, can't think of it right off, but you can always substitute lemonjuice, buttermilk or vinegar for the cream of tartar for that.

Bravo on the work Kristin.
Posted by: Pixu, Monday, February 20, 2012, 8:19am; Reply: 47
I get Royal baking powder, because they've subbed corn starch with rice starch :)
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, February 20, 2012, 5:13pm; Reply: 48
Quoted from angel
honestly when I make pancakes, I leave out the cream of tartar. I no longer buy bakingpowder at all and just keep the two components I need to make stuff. I know there is a chemical reaction of some type, can't think of it right off, but you can always substitute lemonjuice, buttermilk or vinegar for the cream of tartar for that.

The reaction is an acid and a base together to make air bubbles.  When using std. baking powder, it is the baking soda and cream of tartar, with the starch as a buffer...  

Since Cream of Tartar is an avoid for some type A GT's, we now use baking soda and lemon or lime juice for the acid.  Citrus varies some in acidity, so it isn't always "ideal", but we typically use about a Tablespoon of juice with 1/2 teaspoon soda to replace a teaspoon of baking powder.  We put the juice in the liquid ingredients and the soda in the dry to provide the buffering effect.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 12:05am; Reply: 49
http://drumhillbooks.com/blog/?page_id=703

great info on the cookbooks
Posted by: 312 (Guest), Saturday, February 25, 2012, 5:36pm; Reply: 50
I bought the type O version for both my ipad and iphone.  Liked it enough to buy the type B version also for cooking for my DH.  I am happy to say that I can probably eat most of his recipes if I follow my SWAMI.  Another way to look at it is they are both pretty healthy and I can make substitutions if we are both eating say a baked item.  Definitely gives me more meal ideas!  We made the salmon bean cakes yesterday for lunch and they were very good, even using canned salmon.
We recently moved and its a new area where I can redeicate myself to following the diet more closely.  So far, so good!
Posted by: ABJoe, Sunday, March 4, 2012, 3:21am; Reply: 51
Just read this in the March newsletter:

and good news for the technophobes out there—due to overwhelming requests, we will be publishing soft-cover versions of the cookbooks by early summer 2012!
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 7:13am; Reply: 52
Quoted from ABJoe
Just read this in the March newsletter:...


That information is also available here:

http://drumhillbooks.com/blog/?page_id=13

I look forward to browsing it in print; I don't read ebooks.

Note that these books are not GT/SWAMI-related, and I think most/many Forum participants are quite SWAMI-attached. However, the vast majority of the world's practical users of Dr. D'Adamo's work/theories/recommendations are doing so through his blood-type teachings  -- specifically the diet -- rather than SWAMI. A new, fresh D'Adamo-endorsed Bloodtype Cookbook could be a Winner.

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