My Favorite Veggie Soup

Serves 6

2 cans reduced sodium broth (vegetable or chicken)
1 cup water
1 medium potato, peeled and cubed
¼ cup barley
1 medium onion, carrot and garlic clove, chopped
1 celery rib, chopped
1 bay leaf
1 tsp each, savory, basil, oregano
1/8 tsp pepper
Salt to taste
1 can navy or butter beans with liquid, do not drain
½ cup pasta

In large saucepan, combine all ingredients except beans and pasta. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until veggies are tender. Add pasta and beans and cook for 10 minutes. Discard bay leaf before serving.
Great with my Soft and Easy Breadsticks!