French Lentil and Vegetable Soup
One of Bobbi Brown's winter staples, this hearty lentil soup--from the Barefoot Contessa Cookbook--gets its robust flavor from small, green French lentils. Also called Le Puy lentils, they are high in soluble fiber, a cholesterol fighter, and less starchy than common brown lentils. Look for French lentils at specialty shops or cybercucina.com (800-796-0116).
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