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Creamed Swiss Chard
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A new take on Creamed Spinach, this is a delicious vegetable side dish -though not a very pretty one. Makes 4 servings, adopted from

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (3 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 2 Tbsp. margarine, preferably unsalted
  • 2 medium shallots, diced
  • 1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup liquid nondairy creamer or soy milk
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large bunch (about 1 1/2 lbs.) green Swiss chard, rinsed with ribs removed and leaves roughly chopped
How to make it:
  1. In a large sautT pan, melt the margarine over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook until translucentˇabout 3 minutes.
  2. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  3. Add the nondairy creamer or soy milk, nutmeg, salt, and pepper, then raise the heat to high and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is reduced by halfˇabout 2 minutes.
  4. Add the chard, stir, and cook until tenderˇaround 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Ghee (Clarified Butter)1 N N N B N B N N
Rice Cake/Flour2 ,3 ,4 B N B B B B N N
Swiss Chard1 B B N N N N B B
Soy Milk3 B N N A A N N A
Shallots  N N N N N N N N
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

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

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[4] 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 Oct 01, 2007 at 07:14 PM By: Rodney