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Contributed by: Brighid45Added: May 22, 2010 at 09:48 AM


Lisa Edelstein offered this recipe for a vegetarian soup in the June 2010 issue of Prevention. It's fabulous! Any avoid or problem ingredients can easily be switched out for something more beneficial or for what you have on hand. Feel free to experiment. Give this soup a try, it's even better the next day!

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (6 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB (8 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (7 beneficials)
  • Type B (8 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (8 beneficials)
  • Type O (6 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (7 beneficials)

  • Soups and Broths

  • small amount of olive oil
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh lemongrass
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 heaping teaspoon Thai red curry paste
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 small sweet potato, chopped
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup broccoli, chopped
  • 1 cup cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 cup kale, chopped
  • 1 heaping teaspoon red barley miso paste

How to make it:
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot.
  2. Add the shallot and saute until tender.
  3. Add the fresh lemongrass and garlic.
  4. Let it saute until fragrant.
  5. Add the red curry paste and mix.
  6. Place everything in a food processor or blender and puree until it's a paste, then put it back in the pot.
  7. Add the vegetable stock, the sweet potato, carrot, and red bell pepper.
  8. Simmer until the vegetables soften.
  9. Add the broccoli and cauliflower.
  10. Cover and simmer until everything softens, adding water if necessary to cover the vegetables.
  11. Add the kale.
  12. Turn off the heat, cover the pot, and let the kale cook in the steam. (Be careful not to overcook the vegetables.)
  13. Dissolve the miso paste in some of the hot stock in a separate pot.
  14. Add to the main pot, stir, and serve.
  15. Add more vegetable stock or water if you like a more liquid soup.

Blood Type Diet Analysis:

Core Ingredients Analysis:
The ingredients in this category are either BTD compliant for all types or the recipe author and/or editor did not suggest a possible substitution. If this category contains avoids for your blood type this recipe may not work for you, unless you feel like you can omit the item or make an appropriate substitution. If you develop a great BTD compliant variation of this recipe please consider adding it to the Recipe Database.

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Garlic 1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Kale 1 ,2 ,3 B B B B B B B B
Curry N N B B B B B B
Carrot 2 ,4 B N N N B B N B
Olive Oil 1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Broccoli 1 ,2 ,3 B B B B B B B B
Shallots N N N N N N N N

Variations and Substitutions Analysis:
This category of ingredients contains possible substitutions that may allow different blood types to use the recipe or ingredients that can be left out of the recipe altogether.

Condiment Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Miso 1 B B B N A A N A

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Potato (Sweet) 4 ,5 A N B B B B B N
Pepper (Sweet/Red/All ... 2 ,3 A N A A B N B B
Cauliflower 1 ,2 N N B B B B A A

[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 high in pesticides.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which may help the body to detoxify.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    Please Note:

    There are several cookbooks based on the Blood Type Diet that are available in print:

    Cook Right
    For Your Type

    Cookbook Type A

    Cookbook Type AB

    Cookbook Type B

    Cookbook Type O
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