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Blood Type Diet Recipe


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Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type O (0 beneficials)

  • Dessert

How to make it:
  1. Lemon Squares:
  2. 6 tablespoons butter
  3. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  4. 1 cup white spelt flour
  5. 1/4 tsp. salt.
  6. Beat butter for 30 seconds; add the 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 tsp. salt, beating till fluffy. Stir in the 1 cup flour. Pat dough onto bottom of 8x8x2-inch baking pan. (I just use one of my corningware pans).
  7. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile:
  9. Beat 2 eggs
  10. Add 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  11. 2 tablespoons white spelt flour
  12. 1/4 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel (I generally add a lot more)
  13. 3 tablespoons lemon juice (I sometimes add a little more)
  14. 1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda (recipe calls for 1/4 teaspoon baking powder - I use the combination I have listed instead)
  15. Beat 3 minutes or till slightly thickened.
  16. Pour over baked layer. Bake in a 350 oven 25 to 30 minutes longer or till light golden brown around edges and center is set. Cool. Cut into squares. Makes 16.

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
Butter 1 A A A A N N N N
Spelt (whole) 2 ,3 ,4 ,5 N N B N B N N A
Sugar (Brown/White) N A N A N A N A
Sea Salt 1 N N N N N N N N
Lemon/Lemon Juice 1 B B B B N N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients that contain gluten.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[5] 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.

    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 Jul 22, 2008 at 07:44 AM By: Father Tiresias

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