My, my, this is good. And SO easy. You are entirely right that the lemon juice brightens the flavor enormously. I like bean soup, and I usually make a vat :-) of Senate Bean Soup in the autumn and freeze multiple servings. But sometimes those are exhausted before the next autumn and I am hit with a bean soup craving. This is the perfect solution. Thanks for posting it. Bring on more "for 2" recipes! They are very helpful for us 1s too.