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Marge's Lentil Sauce for Whole Grains

This is a "spaghetti" sauce you can feed to the whole family. It's been known to fool children, teenagers and vegetable skeptics with its meaty texture.

1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped or crushed
1 bay leaf
1 dried hot pepper, crumbled (about 1/2 teaspoon crushed pepper flakes, or to taste)
2 cups dry lentils
4 cups bouillon
2 29-ounce cans tomato sauce
2 tablespoons fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried oregano
Cooked whole grains or whole grain pasta

Bring the onion, garlic, bay leaf, pepper, lentils and bouillon to a boil in a large pot. Simmer until the lentils are tender, 20-30 minutes. Drain off any excess liquid and stir in the tomato sauce and oregano; simmer 10 minutes. Serve over the cooked whole grains of your choice.

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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