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Butternut Squash & Tofu with Mixed Vegetables
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This is a warm and hearty vegetarian entree great on cold winter days. The squash and tofu mashed, mixed with warming spices and served with fresh steamed vegetables. Pumpkin or other types of squash may be substituted for butternut.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (11 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type AB (6 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Type O (5 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 package of tofu (fresh & soft is best)
  • 1/2 cup of soy or other nut milk
  • 3/4 cup low salt soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 pressed clove of garlic
  • pinch of curry powder (optional)
  • 1 head of organic broccoli
  • 1/2 head of organic cauliflower
  • 1 lb. green beans
  • 6 large carrots julienned
  • a handful of shelled sunflower or pumpkin seeds (ABs and B secs. substitute compliant seed instead)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro or parsley
How to make it:
  1. Remove the seeds and clean the center of the squash.
  2. Slice lengthwise, steam for 15-20 minutes or until soft. Remove the skin and cut into small pieces.
  3. Add the squash and all of the other ingredients (except veggies) to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Whip with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy. Simmer on low 15-20 minutes.
  5. Steam the broccoli, cauliflower, beans and carrots until 'al dente' (10-15 minutes) or until brightly colored and moist.
  6. To serve, place 2 ladles of mashed squash in the center of a dinner plate.
  7. Arrange steamed veggies around the squash.
  8. Garnish with nuts or seeds and cilantro or parsley. Serves 6.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Cilantro1 N B N N N N N N
Squash (Summer/Winter)1 ,2 N N N N N N N N
Garlic1 ,3 B N B B N B N B
Tofu (Soy Cake)2 ,3 B N B N A A N A
Green/Snap/String Bean1 ,2 ,3 B B N N N N N N
Carrot1 ,2 B N N N B B N B
Broccoli1 ,2 ,3 B B B B B B B B
Parsley1 B N B B B B B B

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Beverage Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Almond Milk1 ,2 N N N N N N N A
Soy Milk2 B N N A A N N A

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sunflower Seed/ Sunflower Seed...1 ,3 N A A A A A A A
Pumpkin Seed/Pumpkin Seed Butt...1 B B A A A N B B

Condiment Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Tamari (wheat-free)2 B N N N N N N A
Soy Sauce2 B N N N A A N A

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Honey1 N N N A N N N A

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Nutmeg1 N N N N N N A N
Curry- N N B B B B B B
Cinnamon1 N N N N A A N A

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Cauliflower1 ,3 N N B B B B A A
Ginger1 B B N B B B B B

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may have a high mold count.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.

  • 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 03, 2007 at 11:15 PM By: Lola