I wasn't willing to trust the bean soup seasoning packet to be vegetarian so this is the seasonings I came up with. I'm a "pinch here, pinch there" cook so you may need to adjust the seasonings to your taste. When cooking the beans, make sure they are tender before adding any acidic ingredients like tomatoes or lemon juice.
This a vegetarian version of the old-fashioned chicken and dumplings. These are the veggies I prefer, but you can add any ones you'd like. Some alternatives would be green beans, spinach, mushrooms, turnips, peas, etc. You can make this a little faster by using a baking mix like Bisquick to prepare the dumplings.
Ok, this is really from the 1973 McCall's recipe cards, but it's the recipe my mom always made and I identify it as hers. But, whatever you want to call it, it's fabulous on a cool winter day fresh from the oven and served with melting vanilla ice cream.
I use this in place of cans of cream of chicken soup. I make it vegetarian by using a mock-chicken bouillon. The cooking time at the end is important to thicken the soup. If you're just dumping it in with other things, I tend to use only 1 cup of water to eliminate the cooking.