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Italian Tomato Sauce and Pasta
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This is an Italian family recipe, but I added cayenne and substituted the spelt pasta.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (5 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 1 small onion
  • 2-3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 6 ounce can of tuna packed in water
  • 1 large can of crushed Italian tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons basil
  • cayenne, to taste
  • sea salt
  • 8 to 16 ounce of spelt pasta, spaghetti or noodles (two people/8 ounce - four people/16oz)[or rice pasta]
How to make it:
  1. Saute onion, parsley, and red pepper in olive oil until onion is translucent.
  2. Add can of crushed tomatoes and seasonings.
  3. In separate dish, chop tuna and add to tomato sauce. Simmer on low for 20 minutes.
  4. Cook pasta per directions.
  5. Serve sauce over pasta.
  6. Serves 2 to 4, depending on amount of pasta

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Tuna2 ,3 N N B B N N N N
Tomato/Tomato Juice1 ,2 ,3 ,4 A N N B A N N N
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Basil2 N N N N N N N 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:

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

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Rice (White/Brown/Basmati)/ Br...3 N N B B N N N N
Spelt (whole)1 ,2 ,3 N N B N B N N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[4] 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.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Nov 12, 2007 at 04:46 PM By: Don