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Lisa - LA

Mimi, thanks for posting this Greek Lentil Soup - it is a winner - & I don't even like lentils!

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Posted to Thread #15566 at 11:28 am on Jul 21, 2009

We made a few changes:

- red lentils in place of brown,
- only one onion,
- a splash of both balsamic and cider vinegar in place of the red wine vinegar,
- no cinnamon
- I accidentally added the olive oil and vinegar with the tomato puree.

This will be a regular at our house.


<i>The following is an excerpt from the book Prevention's The Sugar Solution
by the Editors of Prevention magazine with Ann Fittante, MS, RD
Published by Rodale; September 2006;$24.95US/$33.95CAN; 1-57954-913-6
Copyright 2006 Rodale Inc.

Greek-Style Lentil Soup

1 pound brown lentils, picked over and rinsed
9 cups water
6 cloves garlic, minced
3 large carrots, cut into " pieces
2 large onions, chopped
1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1-1/2 cups tomato puree
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh marjoram or oregano (optional)

In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, combine the lentils, water, garlic, carrots, onions, thyme, pepper, and rosemary. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 35 minutes, or until the lentils are tender. Stir in the tomato puree, salt, and cinnamon and simmer for 20 minutes to blend the flavors. Remove from the heat and stir in the oil, vinegar, and marjoram or oregano (if using).

Makes 6 servings (about 10 cups)

Per serving: 351 calories, 23 g protein, 55 g carbohydrates, 5 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 434 mg sodium, 26 g dietary fiber
Diet Exchanges: l-1/2, vegetable, 2 bread
Carb Choices: 4

Reprinted from: Prevention's The Sugar Solution: Weight Gain? Memory Lapse? Mood Swings? Fatigue? Your Symptoms Are Real -- And Your Solution is Here by the Editors of Prevention magazine with Ann Fittante, MS, RD (September 2006;$24.95US/$33.95CAN; 1-57954-913-6) 2006 Rodale, Inc. Permission granted by Rodale, Inc., Emmaus, PA 18098. Available wherever books are sold or directly from the publisher by calling at (800) 848-4735.</i>

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