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Eat Root for Your Type!
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Highly beneficial and scrumptious assortment of root veggies - turnips, carrots, and beets.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (5 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type B (3 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Side Dish
  • 3 fresh beets with beet greens
  • 1 fresh turnip
  • 4 fresh carrots
  • 1/2 large yellow onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon tamari, wheat-free
  • sea salt, to taste
How to make it:
  1. Cut up onion for sauteing.
  2. Wash all veggies including beet leaves.
  3. Peel beets and turnip.
  4. Leave skin on carrots.
  5. Cut carrots into slices and cut beets and turnip into small bite size cubes.
  6. Boil carrots and beets for about 10 minutes in salted water.
  7. When just barely soft (al dente) pour into a strainer and set aside.
  8. Saute onions on high until translucent, about 2 minutes, and then add turnip and all spices and tamari.
  9. Add a couple of Tbsp. of water and cover.
  10. Saute for about 5 minutes until just soft.
  11. Add precooked beets and carrots and beet leaves and reduce to medium heat.
  12. Finish cooking about 7 minutes.
  13. You will have a beautiful red (beet), orange (carrot), and white (turnip) and green (beet leaves) melange of tasty veggies.
  14. Put over rice or rice pasta or any highly beneficial or neutral grain.

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
Beet2 ,3 N N B N B B N N
Clove  N N N N N N N N
Carrot2 ,3 B N N N B B N B
Ginger2 B B N B B B B B
Turnip3 B B N N N N B N
Sea Salt2 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

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Allspice2 N N A A A A N N
Cinnamon2 N N N N A A N 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.

  • 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 02, 2007 at 01:27 PM By: Don
    • Revised Oct 03, 2007 at 06:46 PM By: Don