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Easy Eggplant Casserole
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This yummy recipe is easy and low in carbs. I use white mushrooms, but I assume shiitake would work just as well. If you're like me and can eat the same thing every day, it makes great lunches for a whole week. Keeps very well in the fridge. I slice up a sweet red bell pepper for a side dish, and top off with a glass of cranberry juice.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Type AB (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type B (5 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type O (0 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 1 medium to large eggplant, sliced thin
  • 4 zucchini, sliced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 7 ounces pesto with basil [Zesty Pesto Sauce]
  • sea salt to taste
How to make it:
  1. Layer everything in a large Pyrex baking dish.
  2. Start with half the eggplant slices, then half of the zucchini and mushrooms, dot with half the pesto.
  3. Then sprinkle half the mozzarella on top. I use two cups total shredded mozzarella, one cup for each layer.
  4. Sea salt to taste.
  5. Repeat all layers.
  6. Cover with foil and bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and twenty minutes.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Eggplant1 A N B B B N N A
Zucchini1 N N N N N N N N
Basil1 N N N N N N N B
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Feta Cheese- N N B B B B N A
Ricotta Cheese- N N B B B B A A
Mozzarella Cheese- N N B B B B N A

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Mushroom (Portobello)1 ,2 N N N N N N N N
Mushroom (Domestic white "Butt...1 ,3 B A N N N N A N
Mushroom (Shiitake)1 ,2 A N A A B B A A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may have a high mold count.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.

  • 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 05, 2007 at 08:52 AM By: Father Tiresias
    • Revised Oct 05, 2007 at 10:31 AM By: Drea
    • Revised Oct 05, 2007 at 11:08 AM By: Don
    • Revised Oct 05, 2007 at 12:09 AM By: Drea