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Creamy Asparagus Soup

2 pounds asparagus
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 broccoli stems, sliced (save the florets for another use)
6 cups bouillon
2 teaspoons oregano
pinch cayenne, or to taste
1 cup quick-cooking or rolled oats
Juice of one lemon
Lemon wedges
Freshly ground black pepper

Break the tough ends off the asparagus and discard. Cut the stalks in 2" pieces and set the tips aside. Put the asparagus stalks and the remaining ingredients except the lemon in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer 45-60 minutes, until the vegetables are very soft. Puree with a hand blender until  it is fairly smooth. Return the soup to a gentle boil, stir in the asparagus tips and cook 3 minutes or until they are just tender. Stir in the lemon juice, ladle into bowls and pass the lemon wedges along with the pepper mill.

4-6 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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