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Mashed Potato Substitute
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Contributed by: LakesLady68Added: Oct 18, 2007 at 02:17 PM


A quick and easy substitute for mashed white/red potatoes.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (1 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type B (0 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type O (0 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Side Dish
  • 1 medium celeriac
  • boiling water to cover
  • squeeze of lemon (prevents it discolouring)
  • seasoning to BTD
  • 1 grated apple [Optional]
  • 1 Tablespoon ghee or butter for taste [Optional]
How to make it:
  1. Peel and chop the celeriac to a 1/2 inch dice.
  2. Put into boiling water with a squeeze of lemon juice, the water should just cover the celeriac.
  3. Boil until tender, test by inserting a knife into one of the pieces to check.
  4. Add a grated apple in the last few minutes of cooking.
  5. Drain, reserving the cooking liquid.
  6. Mash the celeriac, with butter or ghee, put through a potato ricer (makes wonderful soft, creamy mash).
  7. If the mix is too dry for your taste add a spoon or two of the cooking water to moisten it.
  8. Season to taste and serve alongside a warming stew or BTD sausages.
  9. It has a mild celery taste which lessens as it is cooked. Serves four

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Ghee (Clarified Butter)1 N N N B N B N N
Celeriac1 N N N N N N N N
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N
Lemon/Lemon Juice1 B B B B N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Apple/Apple Juice/Cider1 ,2 N N N N N N N A

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Black/ Peppercorn) Fre...1 A N A N A N N N

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Butter1 A A A A N N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in pesticides.

  • 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 19, 2007 at 00:58 AM By: Lola