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Parsnip Soup With Apples
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Served hot or cold it is a creamy soup. Can be served as an appetizer or light entree. If too thick add more chicken broth, milk or water.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (4 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type B (6 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Soups and Broths
  • 1 pound parsnips, peeled and cut into rounds
  • 2 cups fat-free chicken broth [or vegetable broth]
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil [or olive oil]
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • l/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • l/4 teaspoon fresh ground black peppercorns
  • 1 can (12oz) evaporated skim milk [or other BTD compliant milk]
How to make it:
  1. Combine the parsnips and chicken broth in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and cook covered for about 20 minutes or until parsnips can be easily pierced with a fork.
  3. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-low heat.
  4. Add the cooked parsnips, reserving the cooking stock to add later.
  5. Cook the parsnips over medium-high heat, stirring frequently until lightly browned.
  6. Add the chopped onion and apples and continue to cook, covered over low heat for 30 more minutes or until onions are soft and translucent.
  7. Add the reserved cooking stock, thyme, sea salt and fresh ground black peppercorns, and mix well.
  8. Cool slightly then spoon mixture in a blender or food processor.
  9. Add the canned milk and blend until smooth.
  10. Pour the soup back into the cooking pot.
  11. Serve immediately for hot soup, cool to room temperature or refrigerate for cold soup.
  12. Makes 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
Parsnip3 ,4 ,5 B B B B B B B N
Thyme2 N N N N N N N N
Apple/Apple Juice/Cider1 ,2 ,3 N N N N N N N A
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
Almond Milk2 ,3 N N N N N N N A
Milk (Goat)- N A B B B B A A
Milk (Cow-Whole)- A A A A B N A A
Milk (Cow-Skim or 2%)- A A N N B N A A

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Canola Oil2 ,3 N N N N A A N A
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Black/ Peppercorn) Fre...2 A N A N A 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 may be genetically modified .
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may help the body to detoxify.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • 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.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 18, 2007 at 11:29 AM By: Don