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Egg and Seaweed Soup
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Contributed by: MelissaJAdded: Aug 25, 2008 at 07:43 PM


A simple Asian soup, with a hot and sour variation, (if you add the optional white pepper, ground red pepper flakes, or hot pepper oil). You can add any meat, tofu, vegetable or seasoning desired, or just keep it simple. Adapted from

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (5 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type B (3 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Soups and Broths
  • 2 cups turkey stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sliced vegetable of choice (celery, carrots, mushrooms, etc.)
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot
  • 2 sheets of dried Nori
  • 1 egg
  • dash of sea salt to taste
  • 1 other teaspoon arrowroot
  • 3 sprigs of green onion
  • 2 teaspoon ume plum vinegar (or soy sauce)
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp (or more) ground red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp marmite (optional)
How to make it:
  1. Boil the water and broth in a saucepan.
  2. Add the vegetable and boil until crisp/tender.
  3. Mix the arrowroot with a little water and pour into boiling soup to thicken.
  4. Break up the Nori Seaweed sheets into small pieces and put into the soup mixture.
  5. Mix the remaining tsp arrowroot with a little water, add the egg, and beat.
  6. Turn off the heat until the top is calm, and slowly pour the egg mixture in thin threads, into the soup. Let sit for one minute, then bring to a gentle boil and stir gently to distribute eggs.
  7. Add salt and spices, marmite, vinegar, etc. to taste and sprinkle with thinly sliced spring onions.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Seaweed  N N N N N N B B
Egg (chicken)1 N N N B N N N N
Arrowroot  N N N N N N N N
Turkey1 N B B B N N N N
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Plum (Dark/Green/Red)1 ,2 B B B B B B B B

Condiment Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Soy Sauce2 B N N N A A N A

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Cayenne/Red Flakes/Jal...- A A A A N N N N

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Celery/ Celery Juice1 ,2 B N B B N N N N
Carrot1 ,2 B N N N B B N B
Pepper (Green/Yellow/All Varie...1 ,2 A N A A B N N N
Mushroom (Maitake)1 B B B B N N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in pesticides.

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

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jan 07, 2009 at 03:52 PM By: Lola