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Hearty Black Bean Stew with Winter Vegetables
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Black eyed peas, northerns, reds or other compliant beans could be used. Sweet potatoes or yams can be substituted for Yukon golds where needed.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (7 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (5 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Type B (4 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Type O (4 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 1 c dried black beans, soaked overnight
  • 6 c beef, chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 lg onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 medium celery root, peeled and chopped into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 lg carrots, cut into 1 inch rounds
  • 1 lg parsnip, cut into 1 inch rounds
  • 2 medium size Yukon Gold potatoes, washed but unpeeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1+1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 heaping Tbsp fresh cilantro, mince
  • Ground black pepper to taste
How to make it:
  1. Drain beans and discard water.
  2. In a stockpot on high heat, bring beans and stock to a boil. Skim off any foam that rises and discard.
  3. Add bay leaves, onion, garlic, celery root, carrots, parsnip, and potatoes. Then let soup return to a boil.
  4. Cover, reduce heat to low and cook 45 to 50 minutes.
  5. With strainer or slotted spoon, remove 2 cups of beans and vegetables from the pot and puree in a food processor or blender.
  6. Pour puree back into soup. Add salt, cilantro and pepper. continue to cook for 20-30 minutes of until beans are soft and creamy.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Celery/ Celery Juice1 ,2 B N B B N N N N
Bay Leaf1 N N N B N N N B
Potato (White/Red/Blue/Yellow)2 ,3 ,4 A A N N N A A A
Cilantro1 N B N N N N N N
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Parsnip2 ,3 ,4 B B B B B B B N
Black Bean1 B N A A A A N N
Carrot1 ,2 B N N N B B N B

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Bean/Legume Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Northern Bean1 N N N N N N N N
Black Eyed Pea- B N A A A A B N

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Black/ Peppercorn) Fre...1 A N A N A N N N

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Yam2 A A B B B B N N
Potato (Sweet)2 ,3 A N B B B B B N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may help the body to detoxify.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jan 06, 2009 at 08:20 PM By: Lola