George's Famous Lentil Soup
2 cups green lentils (washed but not soaked)
15 cups water (cold)
1 - 2 tblspns tomato paste (or use 3 - 4 peeled tomatoes)
2 - 3 onions (peeled and chopped)
10 or so bay leaves (dried is fine)
1 - 2 tblspns olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Throw everything into a large pot.
Bring to boil.
Reduce heat to a light boil / heavy simmer
Adjust flavour by adding more salt and pepper or other ingredients
Add more water if necessary.
When lentils are cooked and soup is at desired thickness
(about 1 1/2 hours) serve.
Alternatively, soak lentils in the water for a while, then add all other
ingredients and proceed as above.