A simple, rainy-day supper. My mom’s vegetable soup is all vegies. Just cut up some onions, carrots, celery and potatoes. Add a couple cans of chopped tomatoes, frozen peas and beans, some chopped parsley if you have it, a handful of rice and a handful of oats (to thicken). I throw in a handful of black beans. Cover it all with some water and let it cook for 3 or 4 hours. Add salt, basil, garlic and pepper.