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Stewed Okra and Tomatoes
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Contributed by: Maureen MillerAdded: May 03, 2011 at 00:21 AM


Okra cooked with tomatoes and onions and served on toast or rice

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type O (4 beneficials)
  • Side Dish
  • 1-1/2 lbs okra
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • juice of one lemon
  • 2 small or 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup skinned, seeded tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons parsley
  • 2 teaspoons rice syrup or compliant substitute
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric (optional)
How to make it:
  1. Remove stems from okra.
  2. wash and drain and place in a dish.
  3. Sprinkle with sea salt and lemon juice (this prevents okra from splitting during cooking).
  4. Heat skillet, add oil and saute onions until lightly browned.
  5. Add the tomatoes, parsley, rice syrup and sea salt. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
  6. Add okra to tomato mixture, placing them side by side.
  7. Cover the skillet and simmer 20-30 minutes or until okra are tender.
  8. Serve on gluten-free toast or brown rice.
  9. Serves 4-6

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
Okra  B B N N N B B B
Tomato/Tomato Juice1 ,2 ,3 ,4 A N N B A N N N
Turmeric  B N N B N N B N
Parsley2 B N B B B B B B
Lemon/Lemon Juice2 B B B B N N N N
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Rice Syrup3 N A N A N N N A

[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 .
[4] 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 Jun 09, 2011 at 07:50 PM By: Lola