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Kitchen Sink Lentil Soup

What you need: 

4 large diced carrots
4 large diced celery stalks
4 cloves garlic
1 chopped onion (any kind you have on hand)
1lb lentils
1 can stewed tomatoes or 2 fresh tomatoes
1 1/2 tablespoons cumin
1/2 lemon (squeezed)
dash of paprika
1/2 palm full of dried basil
1/2 palm full of dried parsley
1 dried basil leaf
1 chopped bell pepper (green, red or orange)
salt and pepper to taste

What you do: 

1. Saute onion until translucent, add finely chopped garlic. Cook until golden. Add in carrots, celery, bell pepper, and tomatoes. Cook for 5-8 minutes until carrots have softened a bit.
2. Add about 8-10 cups (depending on how thick you wan the soup to be) and add the pound of lentils.
3. Throw in spices, lemon juice, salt, pepper, basil leaf, and dried herbs ( + any other spices you have on hand that might be a good addition).
4. Let the mixture boil for about 5 minutes, reduce heat (the instructions vary for dif. types of lentil - should be on back of package) and cook for about one hour or until lentils have completely softened.
Serve with toast or saltines and ENJOY!

Preparation Time: 
1 hour 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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