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Parsnip Fries
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A tasty healthy snack or an accompaniment with a real meal.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (3 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type B (4 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type O (4 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Side Dish
  • 1 pound parsnips
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil [or olive oil]
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup low fat pain yogurt or mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry paste
  • 1 small spring onion (finely chopped)
How to make it:
  1. Peal parsnips and cut into chip sized strips.
  2. Toss together parsnips, oil, cumin, spices, sea salt, and pepper.
  3. Bake on a greased baking sheet in a 220 C. oven (turning occasionally) for 30-40 minutes or until browned and tender.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together yogurt (or mayonnaise), curry paste and spring onion.
  5. Serve dip with parsnip fries.
  6. Enjoy.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Parsnip1 ,2 ,3 B B B B B B B N
Curry  N N B B B B B B
Coriander  N N N N N N N N
Cumin  N N N N N N N N
Sea Salt4 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Complex Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Mayonnaise- A A N N N N N A

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Canola Oil4 ,5 N N N N A A N A
Olive Oil4 ,6 B B B B B B B B

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Black/ Peppercorn) Fre...4 A N A N A N N N

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Yogurt4 N N B N B B A A

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...4 ,6 B B N N N B B B

[1] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help the body to detoxify.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[6] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.

  • 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 23, 2007 at 08:22 PM By: Rodney
    • Revised Oct 25, 2007 at 11:38 AM By: Drea