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                            VEGETABLE-BEAN SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Potatoes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       c            Kidney beans -- dried
    2                    Garlic cloves -- pressed
    1                    Onion -- chopped
    2                    Potato -- cut in chunks
    1                    Carrot -- sliced 1/2 thick
    2                    Zucchini -- sliced 1 thick
      1/4   lb           Green beans
    2                    Leek
      1/4   lb           Cabbage
                         (savoy is best)
      1/3   c            Brown rice, long-grain -- * se
    3                    Tomato -- cut in wedges
      1/4   c            Parsley sprigs -- chopped
      1/4   ts           Celery seed
      1/4   ts           Marjoram
    1       t            Basil
    1       t            Oregano
 
   Recipe by: McDougall Place beans in pot with 2 quarts of water. Bring to
   boil, remove from heat and let rest 1 hour. Then add chopped onion, garlic,
   and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
   
   Chop potatoes in large chunks; do not peel. Slice carrots 1/2 inch and
   zucchini 1 inch thick, scrub them, do not peel. Slice leeks and cut beans
   into 1 inch pieces. Add to soup pot along with seasonings. Simmer for 1
   hour longer.
   
   Thinly slice cabbage and add to soup along with rice or spaghetti. Simmer
   another 20 minutes. Add more water if too thick. Add tomato wedges for the
   last 10 minutes, just before serving.
   
   HELPFUL HINTS: Kidney beans make a good rich broth, but any kind of bean
   also may be used. Soup freezes well, so make a large batch when you have
   time and freeze half for use on a budy day. Try using some chopped spinach,
   instead of the cabbage. By changing the vegetables and beans used, the soup
   can be different each time you make it. It is a meal in itself.
   From the collection of Sue Smith, S.Smith34, Uploaded June 16, 1994
  
 
 
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