NUTRITION TIPS: Notice the excess amount of iron in this recipe. As there is 40% absorption of iron from legumes, a safer level of 4.5 grams is likely absorbed. For energy, mix tempeh with beans Never mix tempeh with meat if you need to stop excess gas. Break the tradition. Beans digest faster than meat and compete for the protein receptors and win, leaving meat to ferment longer in the stomach and intestines, creating gas - a sign of malabsorption. Tempeh looks like hamburger meat, but offers more calcium and genistein, which may help to block cancerous tumors. Use it once a week.
CHEF’S TIPS: Bulk beans are less expensive than canned and give you a chance to sprout them. Sprouting reduces gas and enhances nutrients. Plan ahead two days and use sprouted beans in chili. When little tails just start to show, its enough. Sprout extra to freeze. Red kidney beans are the traditional bean used in chili, but red adzuki bean or the small red beans are healthier for blood types O and A, or 85% of the population. They should replace the kidney beans in all recipes with adzuki or red beans as they “impair calorie utilization and insulin production, which, over time, contribute toward diabetes or hypoglycemia in these blood types.” Peter D’Adamo, Eat Right For Your Blood Type. Use the Eden canned black beans for ease and protection from tin. Rinse black beans as they will blacken the whole stew. Many chili recipes ask us to add corn niblets, but corn is on “the avoid list” for all four blood types. Although popular, many are allergic to corn, evidenced by weight gain and excess Candida. To stay slim, we suggest eliminating corn from your diet as much as you can.
- 1 pkg (300 ml) tempeh – use with beans only. Do not use with meat.
- 2 cups (500 ml) onions, diced
- 2 cups (500 ml) zucchini, coarsely chopped
- 3 large stalks celery, sliced in crescents
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp (30ml) each chili powder and dulse leaves, dried and crumbled
- 28 oz can (796 ml) tomatoes, cubed
- 1 cup (250 ml) pre-cooked pinto beans (Medicinal for Os and As) Bs use red Kidney beans
- 1 cup (250 ml) Northern beans, sprouted – good for all blood types
- 1 cup (250 ml) pre-cooked black beans (ABs use adzuki beans instead)
- 2 tsp (10 ml) salt with trace minerals - or 4 tsp. kelp salt
- 1 Tbsp (15 ml) cumin powder
- 1/8 tsp (0.65 ml) cayenne powder
- 2 tsp (10 ml) each dried oregano and basil
- 5 Tbsp (75 ml) extra virgin olive oil
- 2 lb (908 g) ground regular beef, aged 21-28 days (Do not mix with beans – bad mix)
- 28 oz can (794 g) cubed tomatoes, undrained
1. Prepare vegetables and puree cranberries. Poach onions, cubed squash, celery, zucchini, garlic, and chili powder in enough purified water to cover bottom of a big enamel pot, on medium heat for six minutes.
2a. Blood type A, B, AB, add mashed cranberries, drained black beans, other beans, tempeh, oil, herbs, and water or tomato sauce to make a smooth moist pot of chili.
2b. Blood type O, omit beans, add tomatoes, and organic regular ground beef. Add veggies and herbs.
3. Cook it up. In an uncovered pot, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes until zucchini is tender. Stir occasionally, so that bottom ingredients do not scorch. Remove from heat. Taste to see if it’s salty enough for you, and adjust. Scoop into bowls, and top with sour cream.
What’s in it for me per two-cup (500 ml) serving with beans and a quarter cup (60 ml) of sour cream?
Calories: 522 Protein: 23 g (18%) Fat: 18 g. (31%) Carbohydrate: 66 g. (51%) Fiber: 8 g Pro-vitamin A: 1,182 units Folate: 386 mcg Vitamin C: 48 mg Calcium: 409 mg Magnesium: 312 mg Phosphorus: 542 mg Iron: 11.4 mg Potassium: 2,035 mg Sodium: 951 mg