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Type A Lentil Stew
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Contributed by: Angela SprangerAdded: May 26, 2012 at 04:33 PM


This is an excellent way to get in a lot of beneficials at once.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (6 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Soups and Broths
  • 2 cans of Progresso lentil soup (your preference) or fresh lentils, prepared
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • ½ bag of kale, or 2 large bunches of fresh kale
  • Minced garlic
  • Seasoned salt [check ingredients]
  • Italian seasoning [BTD compliant]
How to make it:
  1. Cut up the carrots first and put them in to sauté (they take longer to soften up).
  2. Dice the onions and celery and add them too.
  3. While they sauté, cut the kale down into bite size pieces, removing the stems.
  4. Once the onions are transparent, toss in the kale to steam and reduce.
  5. Add in one to two teaspoons of minced garlic (from a jar, or fresh), to taste.
  6. Let everything simmer together for a few minutes and stir it all up.
  7. Pour in the two cans of lentil soup, add seasoned salt and just a shake of Italian seasoning.
  8. Simmer for a good 20 – 30 minutes, or until the carrots are soft.

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
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Kale1 ,2 ,3 B B B B B B B B
Celery/ Celery Juice2 ,3 B N B B N N N N
Carrot2 ,3 B N N N B B N B
Lentil (Domestic)2 B B N N A A A 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

[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.

    Please Note:
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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jul 27, 2012 at 01:18 PM By: ABJoe