Mention Britain and we probably think of fish and chips.
Mention Ireland and we probably think of Guinness and Irish Stew.
Mention Scotland and we probably think of whisky and fried Mars bars (maybe).
Mention Wales and we probably hit a blank.
Personally I have never come across a Welsh dish, other than Welsh rarebit, which I didn't think came from Wales. Just like Afghan Cookies are not from Afghanistan.
Wales does have a few interesting dishes, glamorgan sausage being one of them. And surprisingly it is vegetarian, if you consider an egg to be vegetable, or non-meat. Glamorgan sausage is also known as poor mans sausage because it has no meat.
The sausage is made from a few very basic ingredients which are most probably sitting in your pantry and refrigerator. Even though the ingredients are pretty basic, the result really surprised me. I found it absolutely delicious, crunchy on the outside and firm but soft on the inside. It reminded me of a pie that I ate in New Zealand, and which I haven’t seen anywhere else. I don’t remember the name and it wasn’t quite a regular pie. The pie was coated with bread crumbs and either deep fried or baked. It was cheesey inside. Glamorgan sausage has very similar smell and taste. The recipe is available here.
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The blood type diet has been around for sometime, unfortunately I only recently heard about it. The blood type diet is an eating and exercise regime advocated by American naturopathic physician Dr Peter J D'Adamo.
Here’s what he says about the different blood types:
- Type Os, the oldest blood group, thrive on a carnivorous diet of lean red meats and benefit from rigorous exercise.
- Type As, the first human cultivators, do well to avoid animal proteins and are at their best on a macrobiotic diet. Due to their naturally high-strung dispositions they benefit from relaxing forms of exercise such as yoga and tai chi.
- Type Bs had a nomadic lifestyle. Due to this they are the most versatile of all blood groups and should adhere to a balanced diet and moderate group exercise.
- Type ABs, the rarest and youngest blood type, have benefits and intolerances from both A and B blood groups. They should follow a light exercise regime similar to type As.
I don’t know which blood type I am, and I don't really care! Without knowing too much about how blood types influence our body, the blood type diet seems logical. The author of the article tried it and lost 2kg in the first week. However he was not sure whether the weight loss was due to this diet, or because of other factors.