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Canary Island Soup Pot

1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup orange lentils
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in 1/2" cubes
6 cups bouillon
1 cup canned tomato sauce
1 tablespoon African Berbere spice mix
OR 1 teaspoon cinnamon plus a pinch of cayenne to taste
1 cup fresh pineapple chunks (or use canned pineapple tidbits)
2 under-ripe bananas, cut in 1/2" slices
Chopped cilantro or parsley for garnish (optional)
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Combine the onion, garlic, lentils, sweet potato, bouillon, tomato sauce and spice mix in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, about 30 minutes or until the lentils and sweet potatoes are tender. Use a hand blender briefly to thicken the soup, but leave it a little chunky. Stir in the pineapple and bananas. Serve garnished with cilantro or parsley and black pepper if desired.

6-8 servings

June 7th, 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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