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“Clean out the ‘fridge” Soup

Posted by trktos on 23-September-2009

Another soup that garnered an “acceptable” from Evin.


  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 10-15 sun-dried tomato halves, diced
  • 3-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium eggplant, peeled, chopped, salted, waited for, rinsed, squeezed (whew, don’t you just love eggplant?!)
  • about 1 cup lentils, soaking beforehand will reduce your cooking time
  • 16 ounces mushrooms, washed and sliced
  • Seasoning:
  • 2-3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp marmite
  • 2 tsp dark miso
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • dash red pepper flakes
  • dash or two celery seed
  • ~ 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • salt, pepper


  1. Saute onions, garlic and carrots in some oil, in a stock pot for a few minutes.
  2. Add remaining vegetables and lentils. Add water, a few inches less than would cover your veggies.
  3. Simmer until lentils are done.
  4. At some point, prior to done-ness, add your seasoning ingredients.
  5. Serve with crackers.


  • Regretfully, I had spinach to add but forgot it.
  • Photo below by Evin. Camera flash was screwing up for me.

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