• Vegetable Lentil Soup



    Vegetable broth:






     2 cloves

     10 cups


     3/4 cup

     1/4 cup

     10 cups

     1 cup

     1 clove

     1/2 red



     1 cup

     3 sprigs


     2 tsp

     1/2 tsp

     1  bunch

     1/2 pkg  (about 2 large handfuls)


    sweet onion cut into a few pieces

    Leaves and hearts of one bunch of celery

    broccoli stems cut in half

     large carrot cut in a few pieces

    curry leaves (optional)

    garlic cut in half



    dry kidney beans

    dry lima beans

    vegetable stock


    garlic chopped

    onion chopped

    sweet onion chopped

    small carrots chopped

    cabbage chopped


    Pepper to taste

    dry rosemary crushed

    chilli powder

    broccoli cut into pieces

    fresh spinach (about 2 large handfuls)


     1. Bring ingredients for vegetable broth to a boil and simmer for 1 hour

     2. Strain and place broth in a large pot

     3. Place kidney and lima beans in a pot with 4 cups water and bring to a boil

     4. Boil for 2 minutes and remove from heat and let sit in water for 1 hour (keep pot covered) and then drain beans

     5. Place all ingredients except broccoli and spinach in a pot and bring to a boil

     6. Simmer for 1 hour

     7. Remove 1 cup of soup and set aside

     8. Add broccoli and spinach and simmer for 10 minutes (or until broccoli is cooked)

     9. in a blender puree the 1 cup of soup that was set aside and return to soup pot