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Root Vegetable-Bean Stew

Contributed by: accidental chefAdded: Mar 26, 2008 at 02:33 AM


Great comfort food!

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Type O (8 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Soups and Broths
  • 1 cup Pre cooked Fava, black eyed pea, black bean & chick pea-(all of it)
  • 1 cup string bean, turnip, parsnip-cubed small
  • 1cup pumpkin, sweet potato-chunky dices
  • 1 cup mustard greens, sliced finely
  • 1 cup big Onion-chunky dices
  • 1 teaspoon garlic-chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup ginger-chopped finely
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground cloves
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Powdered sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon Ghee
How to make it:
  1. Add all of the above except the beans, with enough water and cook till vegetables are half cooked, then add the beans.
  2. Once everything is cooked and you have a stew consistency remove from fire. When lukewarm, add lemon juice, sesame seeds & coriander leaves. Taste and adjust salt if necessary.
  3. The mustard greens tend to give a slight bitter taste immediately after cooking...but fades away later. The veggies shouldn't end up mushy...

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pumpkin1 B B N N A N B B
Clove  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
Black Bean1 B N A A A A N N
Parsnip2 ,3 ,4 B B B B B B B N
Green/Snap/String Bean1 ,2 B B N N N N N N
Chili Powder  A N N N N N N N
Lime/Lime Juice1 B N N B N N N N
Potato (Sweet)2 ,3 A N B B B B B N
Sesame Seed1 ,2 N N A A A A N N
Ghee (Clarified Butter)1 N N N B N B N N
Turmeric  B N N B N N B N
Ginger1 B B N B B B B B
Turnip3 B B N N N N B N
Coriander  N N N N N N N N
Black Eyed Pea  B N A A A A B N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Mustard Greens1 N N B B B B A N

[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 help the body to detoxify.
[4] 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.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jan 06, 2009 at 04:03 PM By: Rodney