200 grams or more of lentils, red, green, yellow
1 yellow onion diced
2 leeks chopped
1 Large potatoe cubed
2 stalks of celery pref from the heart chopped
1 carrot grated
1 turnip grated
1 pint Soup Stock or bullion cubes
1 boquet garnet
3 bay leaves
salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot melt 1-2 knobs of butter(Substitute teaspoons of oil) sautee onions until clear. Add remaining veg and lightly warm or brown edges. Throw in the herbs and spices. Add 1-2 cups boiling water with bullion and stir until it dissolve. Alternately you can add soup stock instead of water, and you bring this to a slow boil on the stove. Once you hit a rolling boil back it down to a low heat, simmer and add lentils. cook for about 40 miniutes. Start tasting it at 30 minutes.
Remove bay leaves before serving.
serve with crusty bread and butter and a huge dessert.