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Pepitas (Pumpkin Seeds) and Pinto Bean Pick Me Up
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Pumpkin seeds, beans, veggies with rice. Simple to make and great source of protein w/out the meat.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (6 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 medium sized squash, cut
  • 2 large portabello mushrooms
  • 16 ounce can of pinto beans [or other BTD compliant beans]
  • 1/2 cup of pepitas (pumpkin seeds, roasted and salted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried coriander
  • 3 Tablespoon Bragg Liquid Aminos (or wheat-free tamari), to taste
  • rice
How to make it:
  1. Dice and saute onion until transparent.
  2. Add coriander and stir in cut squash.
  3. Saute 3 minutes and then add mushrooms.
  4. Add Bragg Liquid Aminos.
  5. When squash and mushrooms are almost cooked add pinto beans and lower heat to warm.
  6. Serve over rice.

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
Mushroom (Portobello)2 ,3 N N N N N N N N
Rice (White/Brown/Basmati)/ Br...4 ,5 N N B B N N N N
Squash (Summer/Winter)2 ,4 ,5 N N N N N N N N
Pumpkin Seed/Pumpkin Seed Butt...2 B B A A A N B B
Coriander  N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Condiment Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Tamari (wheat-free)3 B N N N N N N A
Soy Sauce3 B N N N A A N A

Bean/Legume Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Black Bean2 B N A A A A N N
Pinto Bean- B B B B A A A N
Navy Bean2 A N B N B N A A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may have a high mold count.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .

  • 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 04, 2007 at 04:33 PM By: Don