I went to a lecture last year by Joann Seal and was recently reminded of this brilliant idea. She created several combinations of beans and grains suitable for each blood type (There's a book called Eat Right for Your Type that addresses this). Each combination is a complete protein, and all from plants. I created my own, mostly from what was lingering in my cupboard (does anyone else have a cupboard full of those health food store bulk baggies?). I didn't worry too much about blood type (one thing at a time!), but here's what's in our new favorite side dish.
- Brown rice
- Chia seeds
- Oat groats
- Lentils (green, red and brown)
- Adzuki beans
- Wild rice
I already had most of it in my cupboards, the the proportions aren't exactly as Joann recommends, but I'm pretty sure it's an art, not a science thing (unless you're going for a specific blood-type blend; that's kind of science-y). I cook it with coconut oil or butter and plenty of salt and have been making it instead of rice. I love having a side dish that's a complete protein and offers a whole range of nutrients. The kids love it, and it's great watching them gobble up something so healthy. Once it's all mixed up, it's just as easy as making rice. What would you put in yours?