2 cups water
 1 large red onion, diced
 3 cloves garlic, minced
 1 bay leaf
 1 t soy sauce
 1/2 t fresh ground pepper
 pinch allspice
 pinch thyme
 1/8 t liquid smoke
 1 small parsnip, peeled and diced (parsnip haters could sub potato)
 1 small carrot, peeled and diced
 1 small stalk celery, diced
 1/2 small head of cabbage, coarsely chopped
 1 small can kidney beans (3/4 cup)
 1/2 small can tomato paste (1/3 cup?)
 1/4 cup water
 salt to taste
 Boil water and add onions, garlic, soy sauce, bay leaf, pepper,
 allspice, thyme, and liquid smoke.  Cover and reduce heat.  Smiier for
 20 minutes.
 
 Add parsnip, carrot and celery.  Add more water if necessary.  Recover
 and simmer for 1/2 hour.
 
 Add cabbage and beans, simmer uncovered till cabbage is tender.  Stir
 in tomato paste and 1/4 cup water (add water to desired consistency).
 Salt to taste and serve.
 
 Suggested garnishes: chopped parsley and fresh lemon.
 
 Makes 4 small servings