Lentils with summer vegetables
 
 2 cups lentils (any color), rinsed and drained
 1 medium onion, chopped
 2 medium carrots, chopped
 2 stalks celery, chopped
 1 medium zucchini, quartered and sliced
 1 - 1 1/2 tsp summer savory  [I didn't measure it exactly.]
 black pepper
 dried garlic  [I'm out of fresh :-( ]
 1 bay leaf
 5 cups water (or use part broth if you want)
 
 Put everything in a large pot, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and 
 simmer about 30-40 minutes.  Remove bay leaf.  Serve over brown rice (or 
 maybe potatoes). Makes 4 reasonably sized servings.
 
 The vegetables used were the ones I happened to have on hand.  Vary to 
 suit yourself.  Leeks are great in this.  If I want this to be more 
 soup-like, I add more water and a can of tomatoes, pureed.  I've also put 
 potatoes in the pot with the rest of the veggies.  The possibilities are 
 endless...