Tomato and Hearty Grains Soup
Cut the onions into thin slices. Finely dice the celery, carrots, and potatoes (peels on or off potatoes).
In a soup pot, heat the oil and sauté the onions on medium for 2 to 3 minutes. Add all the rest of the ingredients. Bring to boil, reduce to a simmer, and cover. Cook for 1 hour, stirring every so often, since the grains tend to sink to the bottom of the pot. Discard the bay leaves.
Add salt and black pepper to taste, and a bit of mustard, if you like. If the soup is too chunky, add water to thin to the desired consistency. Simmer for another 15 minutes. Garnish with green onions or a bit more of the mixed herbs.
Garnish with green onions or a bit more of the mixed herbs.