So the other day I threw a bunch of stuff in a crock pot and the result was this magical soup. Since I basically made it up as I went feel free to substitute/add/remove ingredients like crazy. Just let me know if you do something different and it comes out awesome!
7 cups water
2 cubes veggie boullion (I used Masset 7 but any brand will do)
4 oz. ocra (I used frozen but fresh would be good too)
4 oz. lima beans (trust me, they won't be yucky when you're done!)
1/2 onion, chopped into itty bitty pieces
1/4 bag of baby carrots, chopped like the onions (I used baby rainbow carrots, but if you can't find those regular baby carrots or just plain old regular-sized carrots would work)
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
a couple shakes of red pepper flakes, if you like spicy
Dump all of that in the crock pot, turn it on high, then leave it alone for two hours. (Or put it all in a big pot, turn the stove on medium-low, let it simmer for two hours).
After two hours, take:
1/2 roll of vegan sausage (I used Lightlife vegan sausage style veggie grounds)...really any vegan sausage will do).
1 can cannelli beans (or great northern beans, or kidney beans, or black beans. If you want to go absolutely crazy maybe some lentils would be good).
Fry the sausage and beans in a pan, then throw it in with the rest of the soup. Let it cook for another hour.
Boom. Done. Yummy. :-)