Homemade Vegan Lentil Soup

My little garden is still looking pretty lush. And not wanting to let any of this goodness go to waste, I thought I’d whip up a hearty, tasty soup, using a little bit of everything from my patio garden.

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Garden of Eden Soup

  • 3/4 cup cooked lentils
  • 1 onion, cubed
  • 1 clove garlic, diced
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 potato, shredded
  • 1 stalk celery, cubed
  • one cup water
  • parsley
  • chives
  • T. tomato paste
  • 2 or 3 fresh tomatoes, cubed
  • 1/2 cup pasta
  • sprinkle smoky paprika
  • oregano
  • salt and pepper

Throw everything into a large saucepan and simmer until veggies are soft and blended together, approximately 40 minutes.

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A hearty, warming soup to curl up with as the last days of summer turn into the crispness of fall.

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Where the Wild Things Are

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.

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Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.

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The mountains are calling and I must go.

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We are reminded that everything is flowing – going somewhere, animals and so-called lifeless rocks as well as water. Thus the snow flows fast or slow in grand beauty-making glaciers and avalanches; the air in majestic floods carrying minerals, plant leaves, seeds, spores, with streams of music and fragrance.

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All quotes by John Muir

All photos taken on a road trip between Banff & Jasper, Alberta