*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             Veggie Lentil Soup
 
 Recipe By     : Sue Gilbert, an iVillage Community Member
 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beans                            Soups & Stews
                 Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         INGREDIENTS
    1      pound         lentils
    5      cups          vegetable stock
    3      cups          water
    3      cloves        garlic -- chopped
    1      cup           onions -- chopped
    1      cup           carrots -- chopped
    1      cup           celery -- chopped
    1      cup           red bell pepper -- chopped
    1      cup           green beans -- cut into 1 pieces
    1      cup           spinach -- chopped
      1/3  cup           tamari soy sauce
    1      teaspoon      oregano
    1      teaspoon      fresh thyme -- or 1/2 tsp. dried.
                         salt and pepper
 
 In your favourite soup pot, cook lentils in just enough water to cover.
 When they are soft (usually in about an hour or less) add everything else
 and simmer until the vegetables are cooked.  You may need to add more stock
 if it cooks down too much.  Substitution tip: Soy sauce may be substituted
 for tamari
 
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 NOTES : Calories 264, Total Fat 2.6; Fibre 17.1
 
 Weight Watchers' Points = 2.5
 
 Italian Tradition is that if you eat lentils on New Years Day, you will have
 good luck that year.
 
 This was an excellent soup.  A keeper and one to eat also on other days.