Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Navy Bean Soup

Well it was another freezing day here in Urbana.  Why is it so cold when it is only October??  We really needed a meal to warm us up.  We decided to make this super simple and easy-on-the-pockets dish.  (Vegan food is so cheap if you eat veggies all the time.)

Navy Bean Soup

1 onion
few cloves of garlic
few celery stalks
few carrots
can of navy beans
veggie broth or bouillion cube
salt and pepper

Get a big pot hot and add a little bit of oil and add the onion and garlic.  Cook onion til you are done chopping the other veggies.  Add celery and carrots.  Cook for a little while more while you open the beans and rinse them off.  Add the beans and add enough water to cover.  Simmer for 20 minutes.  Mush it up a bit.  Add more veggie broth (I did about 2 cups, you can add as much or as little as you like.)  Cook for a little while longer until it thickens up.  Serve with homemade bread and mashed potatoes.  Eat fast so you can finish your homework after dinner!  (Oh wait, that's just me.)