Wash, peel and chop all the veggies.
In a large soup pot on low-med heat, warm up olive oil and sauté onions and garlic for 3-5 min until onions are translucent.
Next, add in all the veggies into the pot and top with spices and water.
Turn up the heat to med-high and bring up to boil.
Once boiled, give it a stir, lower the heat and simmer with the lid on for 30-40 min.
Once cooked you can remove the bay leaves and serve!