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Spaghetti Squash
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Contributed by: RibbitAdded: Feb 13, 2009 at 07:13 PM

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (4 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Side Dish
  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • olive oil or ghee
  • shallots, leeks or onions
  • fresh garlic
  • basil, cilantro, whatever
  • salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, if allowed
How to make it:
  1. With the hugest knife you can find, cut squash lengthwise in half (this is difficult and dangerous).
  2. Gently scrape out seeds (and only the pulp immediately around the seeds) and place cut-side down in 9X13 pan with some water in the bottom.
  3. Bake at 350 until you can stab it with a fork and the fork goes through fairly easily.
  4. While it's cooking, pour generous amount of olive oil or ghee into an iron skillet.
  5. Saute plenty of fresh garlic and shallots (or leeks or onions) and add a little basil or cilantro, if desired.
  6. Saute until tender.
  7. Remove squash from oven and allow to cool enough to handle easily.
  8. Flip over and scrape out 'spaghetti' with a fork.
  9. Stir in onions and salt to taste.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Squash (Summer/Winter)2 ,3 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Condiment Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Cilantro2 N B N N N N N N
Basil2 N N N N N N N B
Pepper (Black/ Peppercorn) Fre...2 A N A N A N N N

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Ghee (Clarified Butter)2 N N N B N B N N

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Leek1 ,2 B B N N N N A A
Shallots- N N N N N N N N

[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 genetically modified .

  • 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 May 30, 2011 at 08:58 PM By: Joe