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Mexican Vegetable Stew

2 onions, sliced
1 sweet red pepper, cut in strips
1 green pepper, cut in strips
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups bouillon
1 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes or to taste
2 red potatoes, diced
1 sweet potato, diced
2 cups green beans, cut in 1-inch pieces
1 zucchini, sliced
1 yellow squash, sliced
1 can chick peas, undrained, or 2 cups cooked
2 ears corn cut in 1-inch pieces or 1 cup corn kernels
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 cup cilantro or Italian parsley leaves, chopped

Bring the onion, red and green peppers, garlic and 1/2 cup bouillon to a boil in a large pot and simmer 5 minutes. Stif in the spices, red potato and sweet potato; cover and simmer 10 minutes, adding more bouillon if needed. Add the beans; cook 5 minutes more. Stir in the remaining bouillon and bring to a boil. Add the zucchini and yellow squash, chick peas, corn and lime juice. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, or until all the vegetables are tender. Garnish with cilantro or parsley.

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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