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Lentil Soup with Greens

6 cups spring or filtered water

1-1/4 cups dried brown lentils

1 bay leaf

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 or 2 vegetable bouillon cube, crumbled

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon tamari soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 medium onion, chopped

1 large carrot, sliced into rounds

2 stalks celery, sliced

1 cup greens, chopped (kale, collard greens, turnip greens, etc.)


-Rinse and drain lentils.

-Place lentils, bay leaf, garlic, and 6 cups water in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.

-Add bouillon cube, sea salt, tamari, pepper, onion, carrot, and celery and gently stir.

-Turn up heat and return to simmer. Cook covered on low heat for 15 minutes. 

-Add greens and simmer 5 minutes.

-Check seasoning and serve.

-For a complete meal, add steamed grains such as brown rice, quinoa, or millet.

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