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Oriental Stew
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This is an elegant soup that's also low in calories. It will keep for several days in the refrigerator and reheats well.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (3 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type B (2 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 5 cups vegetable stock (sometimes I substitute a bit of chicken stock.)
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced gingeroot
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 stalks bok choy, diagonally sliced, also shred leaves
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 cup sliced portabello mushrooms (or your favorite 'A' mushroom)
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1/2 cup waterchestnuts, sliced
  • 2 ounces buckwheat noodles or soba noodles, broken into 1-inch pieces,
  • (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 pound firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
How to make it:
  1. Place 1/2 cup of the stock in a 5-quart saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Add onion, garlic, and ginger; simmer for 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in remaining stock and soy sauce.
  4. Cover pot and bring to a gentle boil.
  5. Add remaining Ingedients as they are prepared.
  6. Test for doneness: noodles should be softened; vegetables should remain crisp-tender.
  7. Timing: 8 to 10 minutes.
  8. 6 servings

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
Ginger2 B B N B B B B B
Broccoli1 ,2 ,3 B B B B B B B B
Pea (Green/Pod/Snow)1 ,2 ,3 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 which are high in phytates.

  • 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 Sep 30, 2007 at 12:01 AM By: Rodney