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Lucia Cowles : Hearty Lentil Soup (Beth’s version) This recipe was improved from the original by Beth, the mother of Catherine, one of my closest friends. Catherine and I went through elementary and high school together, along with two other especial friends—the four of us relate to each other like siblings. This last summer we watched one of us get married (happily!). Then this fall Catherine and I bought a house together. It’s been six months filled with change, celebration, and a need for hearty soups. Catherine and I both make this soup at least once a month; it lasts a week and it’s filling and healthful and tastes great (especially with extra wine). We prefer to use French lentils (they don’t split as easily as green/red lentils when cooked), and to add kale or spinach or some other dark, leafy green into the mix. For lack of bay leaves or thyme, I make this with sweet basil, marjoram and a dash of soy sauce, and it still tastes great. 1 medium onion, chopped fine 3-4 carrots, peeled and chopped 3 large garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes, drained (save juice) 1 bay leaf ½ tsp thyme 1 cup lentils, rinsed and picked over ¾ tsp salt ground black pepper ½ cup dry white wine (or Vermouth) 4 cups veggie broth juice from drained tomatoes ½ cup water 3tbsp minced fresh parsley leaves

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Sauté onions, stirring occasionally until soft and lightly golden. Add carrots and continue cooking until they begin to soften. Add garlic and cook until fragrant (about a minute). Stir in tomatoes, bay leaf and thyme; cook until fragrant (again, about a minute). Stir in lentils, salt and pepper to taste. Cook on medium-low for 5-10 minutes (until lentils begin to darken). Increase heat to high, add wine, bring to simmer.

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