So, that day I was tweeting about this blood type dinner Hammy and I made for his family, it must have sounded weird or even unappetizing. But I assure you, it has nothing to do with drinking blood or anything gruesome of that sort.
It is actually, a diet devised by Dr D’adamo to help people gain smoother digestion and healthier bodies based on your blood type. He says that the different blood types, namely A, B, AB, and O, have different immune properties and eating/avoiding certain foods can help to improve digestion and vitality. Visit their official website here.
So Hammy decided to try to whip up 6 different Aglio Olios comprising of different ingredients for 6 people with different blood types.
Everyone gets asparagus and capsicums because every blood type requires vegetables, although strictly speaking capsicum is a fruit.
Yes, yes… He is head chef and I’m sous-chef.
These are for his grammy and sister, both blood type AB.
Type AB is the newest blood type, which evolved from intermingling of Types A and B around 10 to 12 centuries ago.
Their diet calls for seafood, tofu, dairy and green vegetables, and they should avoid smoked meat. Therefore Hammy put in salmon, shrimps, broccoli and capsicum into their Aglio Olio.
This is mine, Type O.
Type O is the oldest and first bloodline, and is apparently derived from the hunter/gatherers.
I should focus on lean, organic meats, vegetables and fruits, and avoid dairy, so he added in chicken and capsicum for my personalized Aglio Olio.
This is Hammy’s, Type A
He needs a vegetarian diet. So while everyone else was getting fish/chicken/shrimp, poor Hammy only got broccoli, asparagus and capsicum. Haha.
So there you go, a crazy idea of preparing personalized pastas materialized. We took over 2 hours in the kitchen though, cooking them one by one.
And when we finally sat down to savour the fruits of our labour, it was fantastic. There were so many different ingredients in each pasta that I could have a different combination for every mouth. The bursts of different tastes coming from the same dish was almost magical, and everyone finished their portion! That’s the amazing part, because we did prepare ALOT.
I was like, “But we’re only gonna do this once, will it even have an effect???”. Then he replied, “Ok, if you’re in a $100 debt, if someone offered you $2, will you take it?”
Kinda makes sense, but I don’t think it works like this! =P