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Water Chestnuts wrapped in Turkey Bacon
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Contributed by: MelissaJAdded: Sep 07, 2008 at 09:55 PM


A Yummy Appetizer

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (1 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Appetizer
  • 1 Tablespoon Ume Plum Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar (or 2 tsp brown sugar if allowed)
  • 1/4 teaspoon marmite (or 2 T soy sauce if allowed)
  • water to cover
  • 8-12 fresh water chestnuts, peeled (or one can whole water chestnuts, rinsed)
  • 6-12 slices turkey bacon
How to make it:
  1. After peeling the chestnuts, marinate in the liquid ingredients for 20 minutes or more in refrigerator.
  2. Wrap with 1 or one-half slice of turkey bacon and place on cookie sheet, seam side down.
  3. Broil in hot oven for 6-7 minutes, watching that they don't burn. The water chestnuts will remain crispy.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Plum (Dark/Green/Red)1 ,2 ,3 B B B B B B B B
Water Chestnut3 N N N N N N N N
Agave Syrup  N N N N N N N N
Turkey2 N B B B N N N N
Yeast (Brewers/Nutritional)  N B N B N B N B
[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in chitinase, an allergen.

  • 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 03:46 PM By: Lola