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FAST lentil soup

Here's a soup I used to take to work.  It is so fast that if I started it
when I started my coffee, it was done just before I left home.

What you need:

1 cup lentils (any color)
1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 - 3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium carrot, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
about 2 cups of water

Options: curry powder, one or two slices of diced potato, whatever else you
think might be good.  This is a very forgiving recipe.

What to do with what you have:

Bring the water to a boil.
Carefully pour the lentils into the water, then stir.
Add the veggies.
Turn to a simmer, cover, and do whatever you do for about 25 to 30 minutes.
It's done.

Now pour it into a vacuum container and take it to work for a virtually
fat-free lunch.  I sometimes added a few drops of dark sesame oil for flavor
just before eating it.