This is my version of a recipe for Tanzanian soup that was in circulation a few Lents ago in Lutheran churches. In this area, Lenten services, at least the ones I know about, tend to focus on issues of social justice, world hunger, etc. One year there were suggested recipes for each of the weeks of Lent, featuring various world cultures. The idea was to have a soup and sandwich supper and to encourage self examination along with a church service. The ingredients are rice, beans, fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic, coconut milk, bell pepper, and curry powder (about a half teaspoon). It is very good and tastes good on a cool fall evening as well as early spring.