Hearty Soup

 

Hearty Soup
 

In a medium to large saucepan, heat a couple of tablespoons of oil and toss in:
 

3 cups of chopped carrot
1 cup chopped swede
1 cup chopped celery
1 chopped pepper (any colour)
2 cups chopped potato
1 cup chopped onion
 

Toss well in the oil and cook, without browning, for a few minutes.

Add a generous half cup of lentils.

When all is hot and sizzling but not browned, add 3 pints boiling water in which a couple of stock cubes or bouillion powder has been dissolved.
 

Simmer for 1 hours, adjust seasoning and add more boiling water to thin if necessary.