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Fennel Soup
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Contributed by: lakes-lady68Added: Jan 05, 2008 at 04:23 AM


A hearty, warming soup, suitable for Gatherers too!

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (5 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (8 beneficials)
  • Type B (2 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Soups and Broths
  • 1 ounce Ghee or compliant Oil
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • 4 bulbs Fennel, finely chopped (save the greens to garnish the soup)
  • 1 bouquet garni (bay leaf, thyme and parsley wrapped in cheesecloth)
  • 1 1/2 pints of compliant stock
  • sea salt and Pepper (optional)
  • 3 egg yolks or 2 whole eggs
  • Juice of 1 lemon
How to make it:
  1. Melt the Ghee or oil in a pan and fry the onions for five minutes without browning.
  2. Add the fennel and fry for another two minutes
  3. Add the stock, seasonings and bouquet garni.
  4. Bring to the boil and then simmer until the vegetables are very tender (30 minute).
  5. Remove the bouquet garni, cool the soup and then either sieve or blend until smooth.
  6. Reheat gently.
  7. In a small bowl, mix the egg and lemon juice, then whilst whisking add a few tablespoons of soup.
  8. The whisking stops the eggs from scrambling!
  9. Stir the egg mix back into the soup and serve, garnished with the chopped fennel greens.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Egg (chicken)1 N N N B N N N N
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Thyme1 N N N N N N N N
Bay Leaf1 N N N B N N N B
Fennel  B N N N N N N N
Parsley1 B N B B B B B B
Lemon/Lemon Juice1 B B B B N N N N
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B

Egg Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Egg Yolk (chicken)1 N N N B N N N N
Egg White (chicken)1 N N B B N N N N

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Ghee (Clarified Butter)1 N N N B N B N N

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Black/ 'White') Commer...1 ,2 A A A A A A 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.

  • 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 Jan 05, 2008 at 11:49 AM By: Rodney