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Amaranth 'Tortilla Chips' or Crackers
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These are fabulous with guacamole, yogurt and refried pinto beans. Sprinkle with some beneficial cilantro. Try squeezing some lime juice over the meal you eat with them to absorb more of the iron (48%!)

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (2 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Appetizer
  • 1 cup amaranth flour
  • water (see directions - start with 3 Tablespoons)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Take one cup of the flour and mix it just enough water to form a ball.
  3. Divide the ball into four balls.
  4. To roll out a ball: coat it generously in more amaranth flour.
  5. Roll it out as thin as possible with a rolling pin - scrape under it frequently and turn over - sprinkling with flour as you go.
  6. Flip it onto a cookie sheet.
  7. Brush lightly with olive oil. Give a tiny sprinkle of sea salt.
  8. Cut into desired shapes & bake for 6 minutes (may need a skosh more) until golden brown and crunchy.
  9. Yum! Zola.
  10. Enjoy with healthy abandon!

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Amaranth  B B B B A N N N
Sea Salt2 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.

  • 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 02:20 PM By: Father Tiresias
    • Revised Nov 26, 2007 at 09:53 AM By: Don