Old world vegetable soup
A simple and delicious way to use up store-cupboard ingredients.
1) Saute the onions in oil until lightly browned. Rinse the split peas and barley in water and place in a large pot. Add the chicken stock and water and cook over medium-high heat. until almost tender, about 1 hour.
2) Add the pasta and cook 10 minutes longer. Then add the butter beans and vegetables, cook until the vegetables are tender. Season with dill, salt and pepper.