Red Lentil Soup

(serves 5 Hovies with no leftovers)

2 c. red lentils

4 c. water

4 c. vegetable broth

2 c. carrots, chopped

1 1/2 c. celery, chopped

1 c. onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 T. curry

2 tsp. cumin

1 T. lemon juice

1 handful of spinach, torn into small pieces

sea salt to taste

Rinse lentils. All recipes told me to take out the little foreign particles of heaven knows what before rinsing. I saw nothing. So nothing was removed. Put lentils, water, and vegetable broth in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove scummy layer with a spoon and discard. Add carrots, celery, onion, and garlic. Stir. Simmer for 15 minutes. Add curry and cumin. Stir. Simmer for another 20 minutes. Add spinach and lemon juice. Stir. Simmer until lentils are tender. Add salt to taste. Enjoy!