Black Eye Bean and PastaSoup
•1 C black eye bean
•5 C water
•1 celery stick chopped
•2 carrots, chopped
•1 bay leaf
•3 C chopped tomatoes
•¾ C pasta shapes such as farfalle or any other of yourchoice
•1½ Tsp salt
•¼ Tsp black pepper
•100 g spinach, washed and stalks removed
1.Wash and soak the beans for 6-8 hours. Drain. In a saucepan,cook the beans with water until tender. Or alternately you canpressure cook the beans until tender but not broken.
2.After the beans are cooked add celery, carrots, bay leaf andtomatoes. Cook over medium heat until the vegetables are halfcooked.
3.Add the pasta, salt, black pepper and cook until both thevegetables and pasta are tender. Stir frequently to prevent thepasta from sticking.
4.Lastly add the spinach and cook for 2 minutes. Servehot.
By Anand Lila Devi Dasi