Savoury Soy Beans (Edamame)

Welcoming a Blood Type A Baby

As I mentioned in my Veggie-ful Turkey Meatballs recipe post, we are now a three blood type household: I’m blood type O, my husband is blood type AB, and our daughter is blood type A.

To learn more about the importance of your blood type for your health, check out my article What is the Blood Type Diet, part 1 and to understand how we ended up with a third blood type in our family here’s a quick review of blood type genetics.

I like to joke that blood type A is kind of the opposite of blood type O… While the optimal blood type O diet is more “paleo” in nature and includes beef as a beneficial food, beef is a definite avoid or blood type A. Beyond this specific food, the blood type A diet is the closest to a pescatarian/vegetarian/vegan diet of the four types, so even neutral animal proteins like chicken and turkey take a back seat to fish and vegetable proteins like beans and legumes.

Time for Soy to Shine!

I know my blood type O foods like the back of my hand and I’ve had several years to get familiar with blood type AB foods for my husband (including his SWAMI GenoType Personalized Nutrition Plan).

Now it was time for me to further expand my repertoire of recipes to include some blood type A beneficial and neutral foods, especially vegetable proteins. This recipe for roasted soy beans is easy to make, cooks quickly, and provides a great source of protein and fibre for my little one. And most importantly, she loves them!

Savoury Soy Beans (Edamame)

Inspired by this recipe but I’ve changed the spices and amounts somewhat to be a bit milder.

Makes about 2 servings


  • 1 cup soy beans (edamame), thawed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Drizzle olive oil over soy beans and toss to coat in a covered container.
  3. Add spices and toss again to evenly distribute spices.
  4. Arrange beans in a single layer on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper or a reusable silicone baking mat. I use this one from Kitchen Stuff Plus.
  5. Roast for 12 to 15 minutes, stirring once halfway.

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