Lentil Soup


9 cups chicken stock

1 Tablespoon margarine

1/2 cup carrots, peeled and diced

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 leek, white part only, chopped

1/2 cup onion, diced

1/2 cup celery, diced

1 Tablespoon flour

3/4 cup beer

3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 bay leaf

3 cups dried lentils


pinch white pepper, to taste

Honey Tips

Honey Is One of the Oldest Foods

Honey is one of the oldest foods in existence. It was found in the tomb of King Tut and was still edible since honey never spoils.


Heat margarine in a large pot over medium heat. Add the carrots, onion, garlic, leek, and celery; dust with flour and stir, reducing heat. Cover and cook until vegetables are soft, approximately 10 minutes. Add chicken stock and beer. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and add vinegar, honey, pepper, bay leaf and lentils. Cover and simmer until lentils are soft, 30 to 40 minutes. Serves 6-8.