From "Meals Without Squeals" by Christine Berman & Jacki Fromer.
Soak beans in water to cover by 2" overnight. Drain in the morning.
Saute garlic, onion, celery, and carrots in oil for about 10 min.
Add soaked beans and the 4 c water or stock.
Simmer until beans are tender, about 45 min.
Add basil and green beans or zucchini and simmer another 30 min or so, until tender.
Before serving, stir in lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Serves 8 preschool or 6 school-age children 1 meat alternative
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