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    And for you cilantro racists...more soup stuff

    This one is old school and just plain old, from my grandma. We all know lentils are healthy, and soup is just plain yummy. I change the meat in this one to our mood.

    1lb lentils - cook with 2 1/2 qts H2O, 2 tsp salt and a bay leaf...don't drain.
    1 C chopped onions (Sorry Jim!)
    1/3C bacon drippings (olive oil to be a bit healthier)
    1 lb of stewed tomatoes
    1/2tsp Marjoram leaves
    1/tsp salt
    Pepper to taste
    1C each celery and carrots, sliced how you like it

    Sauté onions in olive oil, add tomatoes, herbs, salt and pepper, bring to boil and reduce to simmer
    here is the twist. The original recipe calls for meatballs. I have no time to make them, but Costco's are good. We also use a good ham steak cubed to about 1/2". Chicken, turkey whatever...who cares.
    Add meat of you choice to tomato mix and add all that to the lentils. Bring to boil then simmer for 30 min. Good soup for an hours worth of work and it freezes very well.
    Eat up!!
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    Lentils and bacon drippings. Two of my favorite food groups. Thanks Jim. We will give this one a try.

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    Hey, my cilantro hatred has nothing to do with race, lol. It's a genetics thing:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/14/di...ious.html?_r=0

    And if it's bad enough for Julia Child, it's bad enough for me.
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    Re: And for you cilantro racists...more soup stuff

    Vaughn i am with you 1000% on that awful weed.

    What put me off the stuff is its taste/smell mix. Back where i came from, we had a bug we calles stinkbugs. Boy if you squashed one of those it smelt like cilantro. Yuk yuk yuk.

    Here is a pic of one.

    http://www.extermiman.com/wp-content...stink-bug1.jpg

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    cheers

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    Geesh! Cilantro! C'mon guys!!! It's a little green leaf!
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    Since we are soups, how about a good ham and bean soup recipe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    Since we are soups, how about a good ham and bean soup recipe?
    Split pea and ham? Have an awesome one!! Or white bean with garlic and ham...you pick.
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    Not split pea. Didn't know garlic was in ham and bean soup.
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    Yum, sounds good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    ... Didn't know garlic was in ham and bean soup.
    Garlic makes everything better, doncha know? Same with bacon grease!!!
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