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Mashed Turnips
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Mashed turnips with garlic and turkey bacon

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (5 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type B (2 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Side Dish
  • 3 to 4 medium sized turnips
  • 2 slices turkey bacon, cooked crisp and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 to 4 cloves of garlic, minced (according to taste)
  • 1/4 cup onions, diced, optional
  • olive oil or butter-flavored spray
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ghee or butter
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons soy or rice milk
  • sea salt and freshly-ground peppercorns (optional), according to taste
How to make it:
  1. Fill 2 quart saucepan with water and bring to a boil.
  2. Peel turnips and cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
  3. Add turnips to boiling water and cook until soft (20 to 30 minutes).
  4. While turnips are cooking, prepare turkey bacon: put a little olive oil or ghee in frying pan and cook turkey bacon (which has little fat of its own) over medium-low heat, sprinkling minced garlic and onions around sides of pan.
  5. When bacon is crisp, turn off heat and remove from pan (leaving garlic).
  6. Cut into small pieces.
  7. When turnips are soft, remove from heat and drain.
  8. Mash turnips with ghee/butter and milk (I use electric mixer).
  9. Return frying pan to medium-low heat and add turkey bacon.
  10. Add a very small amount of additional olive oil if pan is dry.
  11. Add mashed turnips to pan and stir until mixed with bacon and garlic.
  12. Serves 2 to 3 people as side dish.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Turkey2 N B B B N N N N
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B 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:

Beverage Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Rice Milk3 N N B B B B N N
Soy Milk3 B N N A A N N A

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Black/ Peppercorn) Fre...2 A N A N A N N N

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Butter2 A A A A N N N N
Ghee (Clarified Butter)2 N N N B N B N N

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B

[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 be genetically modified .

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 16, 2007 at 01:57 PM By: Drea