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Cajun Lentils & Zucchini

1 large, sweet onion such as Vidalia, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 cups bouillon
1 cup lentils
1 28-ounce can plum tomatoes, undrained
2 teaspoons cajun spice blend (see note)
4 small, firm zucchini, sliced
Cooked barley or other whole grains of your choice(optional)

Combine all ingredients except the zucchini in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer about 30 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Add the zucchini and simmer 5 minutes more. Serve over the cooked whole grain of your choice if desired. Also good chilled!

4-6 servings>

Note: Cajun spice blends can be found in the spice section of most supermarkets, or you can make your own from my spice blend recipes.

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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