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Pasta Carbonara the healthy way
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Contributed by: FreyaAdded: May 05, 2011 at 05:54 AM


A healthier interpretation of the famous Italian Spaghetti Carbonara recipe. The quantities listed are for 4-5 servings.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB (7 beneficials)
  • Type B (4 beneficials)
  • Type O (4 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 500 g of rice noodles or any other pasta made from 100% rice flour (if you want you can use just rice too)
  • 150 g of lean beef
  • 3 eggs
  • 80 g of grated goat cheese (or pecorino cheese, if you are allowed)
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • garlic and salt to taste
How to make it:
  1. Cut the beef into very small cubes (if you want you can use ground meat) and brown it in a pan with the olive oil until it gets slightly crunchy, then move it away from the fire. While the pan is still hot, add the chopped garlic and stir a little, then let it rest for a while.
  2. Beat the eggs in a bowl and add the grated goat cheese.
  3. Cook the noodles in salt water.
  4. When the noodles are cooked, put them in the bowl with the eggs and goat cheese and add the browned beef with garlic. Add salt.
  5. Stir a little and serve immediately.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Egg (chicken)1 N N N B N N N N
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Beef1 A A A A N N B B
Goat Cheese  N N B N B B N A
Rice Cake/Flour2 ,3 ,4 B N B B B B N N
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Rice (Wild)2 N N B B A N N N
Rice (White/Brown/Basmati)/ Br...2 ,3 N N B B N N N N
Soba Noodles (100% Buckwheat)2 B N A A A A N A

Meat Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Chicken1 N N A A A A N N
Turkey1 N B B B N N N N
Veal1 A A A A N N B B
Lamb1 A N N B B B B N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • 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 05, 2011 at 10:20 PM By: ABJoe