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“This is a Gillian McKeith recipe that I've grown to enjoy. I have added diced sweet potatoes to the veggie mix at times for a sweeter taste with wonderful results. Keep in mind that cook time will vary on how soft or crisp you like your sweet potato topping.”

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  1. Heat oil in large saucepan with a tiny bit of water, so you are water sauteing really-not frying in the normal sense of the word.
  2. Gently water saute onions and garlic for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add squash,carrot and celery, cook with onion and garlic for 2 minutes-stirring regularly.
  4. Pour just boiled water over the vegetable mix and stir in the bouillon powder.
  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven 390°F.
  7. Stir the sliced leek and adzuki beans into the veggie mix.
  8. Return to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  9. Add the cornstarch or arrowroot mixture and cook for about 1 minute or until the sauce thickens to your liking, stirring.
  10. Remove from the heat and transfer to a 3 3/4 cup ovenproof dish.
  11. Arrange slices of the sweet potato on top of the bean and veggie mix.
  12. Brush with a little oil and bake for about 30 minutes until the potato is soft.

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