Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"A first rate soup is better than a second rate painting."
-Abraham Maslow, Philosopher

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This basic six bean mixture is great for so many recipes. Simply purchase a pound of each bean next time you’re at the store and mix them altogether. This is one of the best basic pantry meals ingredients you can keep on hand.


Lentils are legumes like peas, garbanzos and peanuts. They are mostly carbohydrate and protein and not very much fat. They have tons of fiber, with a half cup of cooked lentils coming in at around 8 grams.

Like other legumes, you can cook them whole, but they are also great in soups and pureed into sauces. There are three main types. The small green lentil is also known as the French lentil. It has a thin shell and a stronger pea-like flavor. Red and yellow lentils are slightly smaller and not as plump as green lentils. They have a milder flavor. French lentils take a little longer to cook than their red and yellow cousins. More About Lentils


Basic Six Bean Mixture

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The basic six bean mixture can be mixed together and stored in a plastic container or ziplock bag. It makes 6 lbs. of beans -- enough for 6 batches of soup or other recipes.

1 lb dried black beans
1 lb dried kidney beans
1 lb dried navy beans
1 lb dried pinto beans
1 lb dried brown lentils
1 lb dried split peas

Mix all ingredients together and store, covered tightly, in the pantry.

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