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swiss chard
1 vote

Contributed by: Sheila Added: Nov 19, 2009 at 11:11 AM


A feel good food, healthy and easy. Beneficial for type O. I cook leftovers in with an egg for breakfast.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Side Dish
  • 1 large bunch of swiss chard (stems included)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 1/4 cup red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seed
  • pinch of sea salt (or use your favorite spices like cajun)
How to make it:
  1. Add spices and olive oil to a large skillet on medium heat (seeds are better if heated in oil first).
  2. Cut up onion and red pepper and add to skillet.
  3. While onions and red pepper are cooking, chop swiss chard in aproximatly one inch strips cutting across the stems.
  4. Cook aproximatly 10 to 15 minutes longer or as desired.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Swiss Chard2 B B N N N N B B
Cumin  N N N N N N N N
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

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

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.

  • 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 Nov 23, 2009 at 09:56 PM By: Lola