1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
1 cup lentils
1 can tomatoes
3 cups water
1 tsp. salt
grated Swiss cheese (optional)
In soup pot, saute onion and carrots til onions soft. Add herbs,
approximately 1/4 tsp. each of basil, marjoram, and rosemary. Stir
about 2 minutes to soften herbs. Add lentils and stir about 2
minutes more. Add water, tomatoes, salt and spices. Add the spices
in the order given, adjusting quantities by smell. Use lots of
cumin. After all added, you can go back and adjust seasonings.
Cover and simmer til done, maybe 45 minutes. Sprinkle the cheese
on top of each bowl.