Vegan Blended Veggie "get-Better" Soup

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Total Time
1hr 20mins
40 mins
40 mins

I make this any time I, or anyone around me, has a cold. It may sound like bullhockey, but the last 3 times I was sick, I made this soup, ate nothing but this soup (and crackers and OJ) for an entire day and by the next morning I was feeling almost 100% better. It's light and tastey and very soothing on a sore throat. It also has lots of vitamins and stuff and is good for you whether you're sick or not! The ingredients are kind of approximate. Just grab whatever looks good at the grocery/market and throw it in!

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  1. When all the vegetables are chopped, heat the oil in a very large pot over medium heat. Add the onions, carrots, celery and teaspoon of salt. Sweat the vegetables to release their moisture. If they start to brown, turn the heat down a bit.
  2. Once the onions are translucent, add the rest of the vegetables, lentils and herbs. Add enough water to cover, bring to a boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for at least 35 minutes, until the vegetables are tender and the lentils are cooked.
  3. Remove the bay leaves and use an immersion blender to puree the entire pot of soup. If you don't have an immersion blender, then scoop out some of the soup in batches, puree in a food processor or blender, and add to an empty pot.
  4. Once all of the soup is blended, add salt and pepper to taste.