Vegetable and lentil soup

Ingredients (serve 6) 1¼ cups green lentils 3 stalks celery, with leaves chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 400g can diced tomatoes 3 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon tomato paste Grated parmesan and celery leaves, to serve 2 carrots, peeled, chopped 1 onion, chopped Method Wash lentils under running water. Drain well. Place in a large…

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Diabetes & Nerve Damage

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