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Blood Type Diet Recipe


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Okay, took me a while to nail this, but you have to try this because it is really good to eat in place of our beloved old friend popcorn. This stuff rocks, people! It tastes a *lot* like the good, ole popcorn with brewer's yeast from my college days. Also, for those of us who are grain-free, it is a nice change of pace from veggies and meat!

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (4 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (5 beneficials)

  • Snack

  • 1/2 - 1 cup of raw, shelled pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 - 1 cup of walnut pieces
  • Dark toasted sesame oil or olive oil (I prefer the sesame oil)
  • 1 large scoop of KAL nutritional yeast (using the scooper provided), or the nutritional yeast of your choice
  • sea salt, to taste
  • garlic powder or finely minced fresh garlic, optional

How to make it:
  1. Coat the a saucepan with the oil. Don't use too much, just enough to generously coat pan, but don't be too spartan about it, because you don't want the nuts/seeds to burn, and you want a little oil to absorb the nutritional yeast, which is a later step.
  2. Add nuts/seeds, about half of the sea salt, and fresh or powdered garlic, if you are using it.
  3. Cook on high for about 3 minutes, or until the pumpkin seeds start popping at and sounding like the popcorn they are trying to imitate.
  4. During that three minutes, shake, rattle and roll the nuts/seeds around in the pot and don't go anywhere.
  5. As soon as the pumpkin seeds start acting up and misbehaving, cover the pot, turn the heat to medium, give her a good shake, and then cook for about another 7 to 10 minutes, shaking the pot occasionally as you would a batch of popcorn. But you don't have to hover like you did initially, just give her a shake every few minutes.
  6. After the 7 to 10 minutes has elapsed, remove from heat, leaving the lid on as seeds will be popping and spitting all over the place - you'll hear them!
  7. Let it stand off the heat for a few minutes, then take the lid off.
  8. The nuts/seeds should range in color from a light gold to dark brown and black. The black ones are good!
  9. There shouldn't be too many green pumpkin seeds left, but a few here and there are fine.
  10. Pour seeds/nuts onto a paper towel to absorb excess oil, just for a minute or two, maximum.
  11. Now add your nutritional yeast and mix well. The yeast will absorb rest of oil.
  12. Eat immediately, or you can refrigerate the mixture and it keeps very well.
  13. I personally think it tastes even better straight out of the refrigerator the next day or even later.

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
Walnut (English) 1 ,2 B B B B N B B B
Yeast (Brewers/Nutri... N B N B N B N B
Pumpkin Seed/Pumpkin... 1 B B A A A N B B
Sea Salt 1 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.

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sesame Oil 1 ,2 N B A A A A N N
Olive Oil 1 ,2 B B B B B B B B

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Garlic 1 ,2 B N B B N B N B

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.

  • 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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