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mom's magic soup

This is my mom's recipe, good for cleansing the system and feeling
good! Thus the name 'magic'!

1 16 oz can tomato sauce
large yellow onion
1 cup cooked lentils
2 medium potatoes
3/4 cu frozen or fresh okra
1 16 oz pkg. frozen mixed veggies
3/4 cu fresh greenbeans, chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
about 6 oz fresh chopped mushrooms
3 bay leaves
oregano, basil, marjoram, thyme, sage and other yummy seasonings

	The beauty part of this soup is you can substitute any of your
favourite veggies here - these are just the ones I use. My mom doesn't
use quite as many. Make sure the lentils are cooked beforehand, as the
soup takes forever otherwise.
	Pour the tomato sauce in a large pot on simmer, adding spices. You can
also add garlic powder if you like, or add garlic to the sautee.My mom
adds 1 tbs vegetable oil here, I don't, take your pick. Olive oil is
even better, she says.Add 1 can of water to the sauce, and the potatos,
then simmer while you sautee the other veggies.
	  Sautee the onions, zucchini and green beans just until grilled, then
add to the sauce, along with frozen veggies and additional spices. Let
simmer for about an hour. 
	This soup is best served with cornbread - we use gold medal, as it has
a sweeter flavor and no fat if you eliminate the margarine in the
recipe, and it stilll tastes as good! This soup and cornbread is a full
meal, very filling. Enjoy!

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