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Thanks to rich lentils and meaty mushrooms, this vegetarian soup still has all the stick-to-your-ribs heartiness of beef stew.

Source: Everyday Food, November 2011
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  • marthastewart@happygreysquirrel.com
    7 FEB, 2017
    I was looking for something to use up some mushrooms that were looking a little tired, and some chicken stock that was left over. "But there's no chicken stock in the recipe George" I hear you say... Hah! No-one follows the recipes properly, they always change half the ingredients and substitute Chilli powder for fennel... Plus - I'm English and we don't do cups here - I watched the video and winged it. The Sprog (14, 4" taller than me and fussy about food) came back for thirds. We shall return!
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  • MS10073381
    7 FEB, 2014
    I think this should really be called "Lentil and Mushroom" soup. I made the recipe as directed and the instructions and times were fine for me. It was a nice, fast recipe. I think the results were good--just like the picture--but I found that the ratio of lentils to vegetables was a little too high for my taste. I really couldn't taste the mushrooms at all. Next time, I will cut back the lentils and increase the mushrooms.
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  • juditheileen
    11 NOV, 2013
    I made this and it was terrific. It needed more time before the lentils were softened, but once softened, it was wonderful! Big hit with my husband as well. We will be making it again.
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  • Snothio123
    31 OCT, 2013
    I made this last night and also found it pretty bland. To add flavour, I added a tablespoon of cumin and a teaspoon of cayenne pepper. I also had to let it simmer for over an hour to soften the lentils. This meant adding a few more cups if water.
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  • amandaleigh77
    7 DEC, 2011
    Made this tonight for dinner and it was a little bland. Perhaps I was light on the salt? My soup did not look anything like the pic! It never really thickened as much as the pic suggested it would. Husband was not a fan so now I have an entire pot to finish on my own!
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  • chikpea
    6 DEC, 2011
    I only tried this recipe because my husband loves lentils and mushrooms - I am not the type of person who considers anything with soup in the title to be dinner material. This is truly addictive, especially wtih a little sea salt on top (not to mention filling and guilt-free).
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