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Lentils with vegetables 

1 cup lentils
2 bay leaves
2 tsp oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 large carrots cut up into small cubes
3 celery stalks, cut up small
2 tsp paprika
1 Tbsp tomato puree

Wash lentils.  Cook covered with the bay leaves for 25 minutes. Drain lentils, remove and discard bay leaves. Save some of the liquid.

Sautee onions and the vegetables in the oil for about 5 minutes.

Add lentils and the spices and the reserved liquid.  Cook covered for 25 minutes.

Remove some of the liquid and some vegetables from the soup, mix it with a stick mixer or blender and put it back into the lentils. Mix and serve warm. 

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