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Italian Sweet Potatoes
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My Italian mother-in-law got us all hooked on this one. It is great a side dish, especially at thanksgiving, but I have to admit I could eat it as an entree.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type B (3 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Side Dish
  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • garlic powder and/or fresh minced garlic, to taste
How to make it:
  1. Peel and slice the sweet potatoes into 1/4 in slices and layer in casserole dish.
  2. Chop green peppers and add to sweet potatoes.
  3. Sprinkle with garlic to your liking.
  4. Then sprinkle approximately 1/4 cup of olive oil on top.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees, stirring occasionally, until tender.
  6. Enjoy!

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Pepper (Green/Yellow/All Varie...2 ,3 A N A A B N N N
Potato (Sweet)3 ,4 A N B B B B B 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.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may help the body to detoxify.

  • 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 12, 2007 at 04:41 PM By: Don