This recipe is the crock pot adaptation of Mrs Falafel's Lentil and Apricot Soup from the alt.food.vegan newsgroup. It must be one of the most popular recipes ever to come up in that group and it is also superb and even easier in the crock pot. I throw it all together before work and eat it about 8 hours later. The apricots mush down and all it needs is a quick stir before serving. PS. Auto setting on my crockpot is one hour on high and then the rest on low.