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Fall Vegetable Soup

Fall Vegetable Soup

6 cups bouillon

1 onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 stalks celery, chopped

2 carrots, cut in 1/4” slices

2 medium sweet potatoes, cut in 1/2” cubes

1 pound Brussels sprouts, halved or quartered

2 tablespoons tomato paste

2 tablespoons sweet paprika

1 teaspoon oregano

pinch cayenne, or to taste

1 16-ounce can black-eyed peas

Combine all ingredients except the black-eyed peas in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 20-30 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are very tender. Stir in the black-eyed peas, adjust the seasonings and serve in large bowls.

6-8 servings

Golden Soup

1 onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot

4 cups bouillon

2 cups apple cider

1 tablespoon curry powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

pinch of cayenne, to taste

1 cup orange lentils

4 carrots, sliced

4 parsnips, sliced

1 medium sweet potato, diced

juice of one lemon

Optional Garnishes


chopped cilantro

chopped green onions

Bring the onion, garlic, gingerroot and ´ cup of the bouillon to a boil in a large pot. Reduce the heat and cook 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients except the lemon juice and return to boiling. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, 20-30 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft and the lentils are tender but not mushy. Use a hand blender to thicken the soup a little, but do not puree smooth (you want some chunks and lentil bits.) Add the lemon juice, and serve with the garnishes of your choice.

6-8 servings

July 31st, 2013
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About the Author: Gabe Mirkin, MD

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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