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Farmer's Vegetable Soup
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Vegetable soup with delicious broth

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (9 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type AB (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type B (4 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type O (7 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Soups and Broths
  • 3 med leeks, trimmed and cubed 1-inch pieces [or onions]
  • 1 medium rutabaga, peeled, cubed 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium turnip, peeled, cubed 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small parsnip, peeled, cubed 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 6 cups broth [chicken, beef, or vegetable]
  • 3/4 cup sherry [optional]
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 large stalk of celery with leaves, sliced
  • 1/2 cup or more of baby spinach leaves
  • 2 5-inch sprigs of rosemary
  • sea salt to taste
  • hot pepper sauce, optional
How to make it:
  1. In a dutch oven, add vegetables and seasonings to 6 cups of water, plus 6 cups of beef, chicken, or vegetable broth and sherry.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer with lid for about 30-45 minutes.


  4. Note: Many different root vegetables will work in this versatile, homey soup. Fennel can be used in the place of or in addition to one of the other root vegetables, for example.
  5. For a heartier meal, add diced cooked chicken, or cooked rice to bottom of soup bowl before placing soup into bowl.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Parsnip1 ,2 ,3 B B B B B B B N
Celery/ Celery Juice4 ,5 B N B B N N N N
Carrot1 ,4 B N N N B B N B
Spinach/Spinach Juice4 ,5 B B N N N N B B
Rosemary4 N N N N N N N N
Turnip2 B B N N N N B N
Parsley4 B N B B B B B B
Rutabaga2 ,4 N N N N N N N N
Sea Salt4 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Beverage Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Liquor (Distilled)- A A A N A N A A

Meat Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Chicken4 N N A A A A N N
Beef4 A A A A N N B B

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...4 ,5 B B N N N B B B
Leek4 ,5 B B N N N N A A
Pepper (Sweet/Red/All Varietie...4 ,5 A N A A B N B B
Fennel- B N N N N N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help the body to detoxify.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in pesticides.

  • 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 11:26 AM By: Drea