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Jerusalem Artichoke Soup
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Something super to do with those beneficial Jerusalem artichokes.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (5 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Soups and Broths
  • 1 pound of Jerusalem artichokes
  • 1/2 lemon, juice
  • 4 Tablespoons butter (or oil)[or ghee]
  • 2 leeks, the white part, sliced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 3 cups of chicken stock
  • sea salt
  • 1 pound soft tofu (the silken type blends best)
How to make it:
  1. Scrub Jerusalem artichokes really well.
  2. You don't need to peel them if they are really scrubbed. Slice Jerusalem artichokes and toss with lemon juice.
  3. Melt butter in pan.
  4. Add leeks, carrots, and Jerusalem artichokes.
  5. Cover and cook over low heat 20-25 minutes.
  6. Add 2-1/2 cups stock and pinch of salt, cover and cook 30 minutes longer.
  7. Puree with rest of stock and tofu.
  8. This can be put through a sieve if you don't want the bits but I like the texture).
  9. Return to pan and heat.
  10. Enjoy!
  11. Makes 4 servings.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Leek1 ,2 B B N N N N A A
Tofu (Soy Cake)1 ,2 ,3 B N B N A A N A
Chicken2 N N A A A A N N
Carrot2 ,3 B N N N B B N B
Artichoke (globe/Jerusalem)2 B B A A A N 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:

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Ghee (Clarified Butter)2 N N N B N B N N
Butter2 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.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.

  • 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 Oct 18, 2007 at 12:15 AM By: Don