Use the basic ingredients and have fun with the spices - you can use what I did or choose some other ones. Mixing up the spices makes cooking fun and tickles the palate in a different way each time you change it up.
1 small onion, chopped fine
1 clove garlic, chopped fine
1 cup vegetable broth + 1 cup water
1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
2 stalks celery chopped finely
1 can organic black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can organic diced tomato, or fresh chopped
1 cup frozen organic corn
1 tsp. each turmeric, cumin, coriander
springs of chopped flat Italian parsley
Place 1-2 T olive oil in a stew pot over low heat; add onion, simmer, add garlic, spices and simmer.
Raise heat and slowly add 1 c. vegetable broth; add sweet potato and celery; bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Continue cooking for 10 minutes.
Add water, rinsed beans, tomatoes and frozen corn; simmer for 10 minutes more.
Remove from heat; add chopped parsley and stir. Serve.