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Sweet Potato Bisque

Sweet Potato Bisque


1 onion, chopped

2 stalks celery, chopped

3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled if necessary and diced

8 cups bouillon

1 tablespoon mild curry powder

2 teaspoons thyme

1 teaspoon freshly ground black or white pepper

pinch cayenne, to taste

1/4 cup brandy (optional)

2 cups soy milk or light coconut milk

Combine the onion, celery, sweet potatoes, bouillon, curry powder and peppers in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, 30-40 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft. With a slotted spoon, remove about 2 cups of the vegetables and set aside. Puree the remaining soup with a hand blender until smooth. Return the vegetables to the pot, stir in the brandy and soy milk or cocunut milk, and heat through.

6-8 servings

Moroccan Chick Pea Soup

1/2 cup bulgur

6 cups bouillon

2 15-ounce cans chick peas

2 teaspoons oregano

1/4 teaspoon harissa, or to taste (see page 106)

1 bag spinach, chopped, or 1 box frozen chopped spinach, thawed

Lemon slices or wedges for garnish

Bring the bulgur and 5 cups of the bouillon to a boil. Meanwhile, place the remaining cup of bouillon and one can of the chick peas in blender; puree until smooth. Add them to the pot, along with the other can of chick peas, the spices and spinach. Return to boiling, them simmer until the bulgur is soft, 5-10 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.

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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