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Pumpkin, Parsnip and Parsley immune-booster soup
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Contributed by: RoseyAdded: Nov 18, 2007 at 09:21 AM


Inspired by Mike Staffieri's 'Who needs chicken soup....redux!' blog, here is a multi-beneficial, immune boosting, feel-better soup. These measurements give 4 good 'doses'.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (5 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (5 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type B (4 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type O (5 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Soups and Broths
  • 600g pumpkin (or squash for B secretors)
  • 250g parsnips
  • big bunch of fresh parsley
  • 4 large garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (I used herb salt)
  • 1 liter filtered water, boiled
  • 1-2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
How to make it:
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan.
  2. Add curry powder and salt.
  3. Peel and chop garlic, and add to the pan.
  4. Pour in water and bring to the boil.
  5. Meanwhile peel and chop parsnips and add.
  6. Peel and chop pumpkin and add.
  7. Wash and chop parsley and add.
  8. Bring back to the boil, and simmer until the parsnips are soft.
  9. Allow to cool slightly, then blend until the soup is a creamy consistency.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Parsnip3 ,4 ,5 B B B B B B B N
Curry  N N B B B B B B
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Parsley2 B N B B B B B B
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pumpkin2 B B N N A N B B
Squash (Summer/Winter)2 ,3 N N N N N 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 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 18, 2007 at 10:22 AM By: Rodney