Adapted very slightly from a recipe posted to the FATFREE vegetarian mailing list by Michelle Dick; itself an adaptation of a recipe from the Moosewood Cookbook, with a similar recipe in a Pritikin book for inspiration too. Michelle says: "I was somewhat leary of the prune juice, so I added it last and tasted before and after. It definately improved the soup, don't skip it.". I agree with her :-)
Serves 7 (freezes well)
Heat the red wine in a large pan. Add the onions and saute until beginning to soften, adding a little more hot water if necessary.
Add the spices, stir well and simmer for 5 minutes. Add red peppers, water, stock powder and lentils; simmer uncovered for 40 minutes, adding the herbs 10 minutes before the end.
Add beans, tomato puree and prune juice. Mix well and heat through. Add seasoning if necessary.
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This page added 13 Apr 2000 - comments and questions to Kake L Pugh (firstname.lastname@example.org).