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Wellness Shitake Bean Soup
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Contributed by: HeatherAdded: Nov 12, 2007 at 06:06 PM


This is a great soup to eat when you are suffering from cold or flu or other bug.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type B (4 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (7 beneficials)
  • Soups and Broths
  • 1 1/2 cups dried black beans
  • 1 cup dried garbanzo beans
  • 1 cup dried mung beans
  • 1 large potato
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1/2 large yellow onion or 1 whole leek
  • 1 whole head of garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/2 pound shatike mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon triphala powder
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar [or lemon juice]
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • handful of dried nettle leaves
How to make it:
  1. Soak the beans overnight to remove gas-causing substance.
  2. About 2 1/2 hours before you wish to eat, rinse the beans and put in a large pot with 2 quarts fresh water. Bring to a boil, then lower the temp to a simmer and allow to cook for 30 minutes.
  3. Add chopped potato, onion, carrot, ginger, and garlic. Add salt, cumin, and triphala.
  4. Cook for 1 hour.
  5. Add herbs, oil, chopped mushrooms and vinegar.
  6. Cook on low heat for 30 more minutes to 1 hour.
  7. Stir regularly.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Oregano1 N N B B N B N B
Cumin  N N N N N N N N
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Mushroom (Shiitake)1 ,2 A N A A B B A A
Tarragon  N N N N N N N B
Sage1 N N N N N N N N
Marjoram  N N N N N N N N
Carrot1 ,2 B N N N B B N B
Ginger1 B B N B B B B B
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Turnip2 B B N N N N B N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Lemon/Lemon Juice1 B B B B N N N N

Bean/Legume Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Mung Beans /Sprouts- N N A A A A N N
Black Bean1 B N A A A A N N
Garbanzo Bean (Chickpea)- A A A A A A N A

Condiment Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Vinegar (Balsamic/White/Red/Ri...1 ,2 A A A A N N A A
Tamari (wheat-free)2 B N N N N N N A

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Cinnamon1 N N N N A A N A
Pepper (Cayenne/Red Flakes/Jal...- A A A A N N N N

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Potato (White/Red/Blue/Yellow)2 ,3 A A N N N A A A
Leek1 ,2 B B N N N N A A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in chitinase, an allergen.

  • 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 Nov 13, 2007 at 09:17 AM By: Rodney