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Posted by: BluesSinger, Sunday, November 3, 2013, 5:57pm
I'm creating this thread for folks who need to ask what to substitute when running up against an a avoid  in a recipe.

For instance.  I have the new Eat Right 4 Your Type Cookbook which I love... but it's based on the BTD not my Swami.

So for starters.. I need to know what to substitute for Cauliflower  which is an AVOID for me.  

It's in the Roasted Parsnip Soup recipe on page 128 for Type O.

Thanks in advance!

I'm sure I'll have some other questions soon!!!

Posted by: ruthiegirl, Sunday, November 3, 2013, 6:24pm; Reply: 1
Huh? Cauliflower in a type O recipe? That's an avoid for all Os on the BTD too!

You could add more parsnip or other white vegetables, such as turnip or rutabaga. It may need a longer cooking time, though, as cauliflower cooks up pretty fast.
Posted by: BluesSinger, Sunday, November 3, 2013, 6:33pm; Reply: 2
Quoted from ruthiegirl
Huh? Cauliflower in a type O recipe? That's an avoid for all Os on the BTD too!

You could add more parsnip or other white vegetables, such as turnip or rutabaga. It may need a longer cooking time, though, as cauliflower cooks up pretty fast.


Thanks much.. yup... it's right there in the recipe!  I found it odd but maybe there are some O's that can have it!
Posted by: cajun, Sunday, November 3, 2013, 6:46pm; Reply: 3
Cauliflower is a black dot for me. Not sure about other A's.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, November 3, 2013, 6:47pm; Reply: 4
It sounds to me like the A version of the recipe was accidentally included in the O book.

I am not sure what was intended for the O book.

At this time of year, I would use Squash.  The vegetables Ruthie suggests are fine to, another direction would be to add cooked rice.
Posted by: BluesSinger, Sunday, November 3, 2013, 6:48pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from C_Sharp
It sounds to me like the A version of the recipe was accidentally included in the O book.

I am not sure what was intended for the O book.

At this time of year, I would use Squash.  The vegetables Ruthie suggests are fine to, another direction would be to add cooked rice.


need a mild vegetable... i know that cauliflower is often used instead of potatoes so what about sweet potatoes?
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, November 3, 2013, 6:50pm; Reply: 6
On the BTD cauliflower is neutral for A, beneficial for B, Beneficial for AB, and avoid for O.

The A version of the ebook uses cauliflower in this recipe.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, November 3, 2013, 6:52pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from BluesSinger

i know that cauliflower is often used instead of potatoes so what about sweet potatoes?


I would think sweet potatoes would be fine fine and give you similar results to using butternut squash.
Posted by: BluesSinger, Sunday, November 3, 2013, 6:56pm; Reply: 8
So ok.. on page 166 I'd like to make the Creamy Goat Cheese Dip... but Goat Cheese itself is not shown on my Swami but this is:

Milk, Goat - Avoid

so.. should I avoid the cheese and if so... what soft creamy cheese can I use?  
Posted by: ABJoe, Sunday, November 3, 2013, 7:53pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from BluesSinger
So ok.. on page 166 I'd like to make the Creamy Goat Cheese Dip... but Goat Cheese itself is not shown on my Swami but this is:

Milk, Goat - Avoid

so.. should I avoid the cheese and if so... what soft creamy cheese can I use?  

I'm not sure if you should avoid the Goat cheese.  I would evaluate what soft cheeses I have available per SWAMI, then make a decision to either use something there or try the goat cheese or do something else...
Posted by: BluesSinger, Sunday, November 3, 2013, 8:17pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from ABJoe

I'm not sure if you should avoid the Goat cheese.  I would evaluate what soft cheeses I have available per SWAMI, then make a decision to either use something there or try the goat cheese or do something else...


well... i have no soft cheeses on my swami.... so i guess i can try it and see what happens!  it must be unrated at this time.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Monday, November 4, 2013, 12:23am; Reply: 11
Goat Cheese is rated in BTD.

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?121

I sometime use blood type ratings for foods not included in SWAMI.
Posted by: BluesSinger, Monday, November 4, 2013, 1:20am; Reply: 12
Quoted from C_Sharp
Goat Cheese is rated in BTD.

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?121

I sometime use blood type ratings for foods not included in SWAMI.


excellent!  I haven't found many not rated but this is good to know!
Posted by: Goldie, Monday, November 4, 2013, 5:04am; Reply: 13
I would make it just once the way it is written then eat just a little and get the 'feel' for the taste, then change it to suit your needs, by just eliminating the avoid item.  There is really Nothing I can think of that will exchange the flavor/ closest might be texture of broccoli or brussel sprouts.. but then I wonder if it matters...... just create a New item by changing the avoid to pineapple... haha  
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