Usually my soups are a casual amalgamation of whatever I have sitting around: a broth, a little bit of starch (pasta, grain, or potato), some vegetables and some herbs and spices.
I was digging around in my cupboard and found some dried beans and thought "hmm there is nothing like the excitement of beans and cabbage". So a new soup was born.
Cabbage Bean Soup with Toasted Parmesan Bread
¼ cup onion
Sauté the onion in the oil until soft
A clove of garlic (or more to taste)
½ cup diced tomato
½ cup whole beans (I used pink for this but any will work)
Generous handful of sliced cabbage
Pinch of sage, thyme, marjoram and pepper ( any mixture of your favorite herbs and spices will do)
Handful of a small pasta (I used spaghettini, you could also use a grain, quinoa or diced potato)
Add to onions and cook until pasta is tender
Slice of bread
Toast the first side of the bread