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Blood Type Diet Recipe


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This is a high protein dish. Lentils are rich in iron. I got this recipe out of the book called 'The Yoga Cookbook, Vegetarian Food for the Body and Mind'.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (1 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Type AB (0 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Type B (0 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (0 beneficials)

  • Entree



  • 1-1/2 cups green or brown lentils (or adzuki, green or yellow split peas) [or BTD compliant beans]
  • 3 cups hot water
  • 2 Tablespoons butter [or ghee]
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (or oregano and thyme) [or BTD compliant spices]
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mace or nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt or 1 teaspoon wheat-free tamari
  • fresh parsley, chopped


  • 1-1/2 pounds parsnips and rutabaga, cooked
  • 3/4 cup grated mozzarella [or BTD compliant cheese]
  • 4 Tablespoons butter [or ghee]
  • 2 Tablespoons soy milk [or BTD compliant milk]
  • paprika (optional) or sunflower seeds

How to make it:


  1. Put lentils in a pan with hot water.
  2. Bring to a boil, half cover, and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes, until water has been absorbed and lentils are soft.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  4. Melt butter or ghee in a skillet and saute the carrots and celery over medium heat until soft.
  5. Mash cooked lentils and add to vegetables.
  6. Add the herbs and spices, and sea salt or tamari, and mix well.
  7. Spoon mixture into a 2-quart baking dish and sprinkle with parsley.


  8. Mash the cooked parsnips and rutabaga with the cheese, butter or ghee, and milk.
  9. Spoon the topping over the lentil mixture and sprinkle with paprika, if desired.
  10. Bake in oven for about 30 minutes, until top is golden brown.
  11. Serve Hot.
  12. Very good reheated.
  13. Serves 4 to 6.

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

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.

Bean/Legume Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Adzuki Beans B N A A A A B N

  • 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

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 09, 2007 at 04:00 PM By: Drea
    • Revised Oct 24, 2011 at 00:58 AM By: Lola

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  •     Written in Perl by Peter D'Adamo. Copyright 2007-2015 All rights reserved.

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