In a pressure cooker
4 quarts (16 c.) of pure water
1 t. Ground Marjoram
1 t. Sea Salt
2 Bay Leaves
1 6 oz. can of Organic Tomato Paste
1 Organic Onion, chopped
3-4 Organic Garlic Cloves, minced
2-3 Organic Celery Stalks, diced
2 1/2 c. Organic Lentils, rinsed
2-3 Organic Potatoes, diced
12 small Organic Carrots, diced
1/2 c. Barley
While chopping veggies add water to pressure cooker and turn up to "High".
Add everything to the pot.
Wait until the pressure cooker comes to pressure. You will know this because you will hear and see the steam come out like, "pshhhhhhh!" As soon as it does turn it down to "Low".
Set timer for 25 minutes.
When done, move pot off of element and let sit until dinner time. But...
If you are making it right before dinner it's kind of a pain to let the steam out because if you do it immediately the soup will also come out with the steam so...it take a little bit of effort to slowly pulse the steam valve until it all comes out.
Add fresh ground pepper AFTER cooking never cook it.
I know you will really like this soup!
Enjoy as is or you can serve it in a whole wheat bread bowl or over any whole grain pasta with a salad and bread.
When you make this please let me know what you think.