Brown sausage links, add celery, carrot, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes (optional). Stir together. Add crushed tomatoes, 2 bay leaves, 6 cups of water, and a cup of lentils. Simmer for 40 minutes. At the end add 6 cups of shredded Swiss Chard. In 1/4 cup
Of oil sauté two minced garlic cloves and stir into the soup.