Date: Thu, 20 Mar 1997 19:08:28 -0600
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
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!