Here's a Trader Joe's copycat recipe for their packaged '17-Bean and Barley Mix'. In addition, this soup recipe is printed on the back of the package. The only thing I changed was to use roasted tomatoes for standard (Recipe #464021). You have the option to substitute other beans or legumes of your choice. For example, I replaced the pinto beans with anasazi beans and tossed in a few adzuki beans for good luck. Most of the beans/legumes to prepare this recipe I have on hand in the pantry and those I don't I purchase in the bulk section at the natural food store. The beans/legumes are combined in a large bowl, stored in a container in the pantry; saving the rest for another time. I don't think sauteeing a few mushrooms and adding to the soup would hurt either. For the carnivores, throw in some meat: sausage, leftover chicken or turkey, etc. Makes a great hostess gift, too. The soup can also be prepared in a crock pot on LOW if you prefer.