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Polynesian Beans and Grains

Polynesian Beans and Grains


1/2 cup bouillon

2 tablespoons hoisin sauce or oyster sauce

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 teaspoon cumin

1 orange

1 cup fresh or canned pineapple chunks (reserve juice)

2 cans pink beans, drained

2 cups cooked whole grains of your choice

Combine the onion, bouillion and seasonings in a pot. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, 5-10 minutes. While the sauce is cooking, grate the rind of the orange into the pot.

Remove the remaining orange peel, section the orange and cut each section into bite-size pieces. Add the orange pieces,
pineapple, beans and grains to the pot and heat through. If the mixture seems too dry, add a little of the pineapple juice.

4-6 servings

Menestra (Spanish Vegetable Stew)

1 large onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 cups bouillon

2 carrots, sliced

2 medium red potatoes, cut in 1/2” chunks

2 tablespoons sweet paprika

2 bay leaves

pinch cayenne, or to taste

1/2 cup dry sherry

1 red bell pepper, cut in 1/2” chunks

1 8-ounce box mushrooms, quartered

1 14-ounce can artichokes, drained and cut in bite-size pieces

1 cup frozen peas

cooked whole grains of your choice

Combine the onion, garlic and bouillon in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer 5 minutes while preparing the other vegetables. Add the carrots, potatoes , spices and sherry. Return the liquid to boiling, then reduce the heat and simmer until the vegetables are just tender. Add the bell pepper, mushrooms and artichokes and simmer 5-10 minutes. Stir in the peas and serve over the whole grains of your choice.

4-6 servings

July 31st, 2013
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Sports medicine doctor, fitness guru and long-time radio host Gabe Mirkin, M.D., brings you news and tips for your healthful lifestyle. A practicing physician for more than 50 years and a radio talk show host for 25 years, Dr. Mirkin is a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He is board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics and Pediatric Immunology. The Dr. Mirkin Show, his call-in show on fitness and health, was syndicated in more than 120 cities. Read More
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