Haunted soup (better known as split pea soup) was the first soup I made (and the premiere of this segment).
What you'll need:
3 carrots chopped (coupé en rondelles)
2 potatoes chopped
1 lb bag of split peas
1 quart of veggie broth
1/4 red onion (feel free to cut it if you want; I didn't)
2-4 teeth of garlic (chop 'em if you want; I didn't)
Water- if the broth doesn't cover the ingredients, feel free to add the water until the other ingredients are covered.
Oregano (add as you see fit)
Black pepper (add as you see fit)
A pot (duh!)
Set on high or 8-9 after it reaches a boil. Do this for 45 minutes. Stir throughout the 45 minutes. Also, feel free to employ the tactic of "stick mashing." Stick mashing (apart from being ripped from the Conan O'Brien 1864 baseball segment) is the act of taking a whisk and lightly smashing the ingredients in the pot. For me it helps give the soup a less choppy feel. After 45 minutes or so, test it and see how you like it.
For me, the peas weren't soft enough. So if you find this to be the case, keep it cooking for another five or ten minutes.
As for why it's called "Haunted Soup," I let it simmer in a ceramic container and forgot to put in the fridge before bed. However, I was adamant that it was still perfectly fine to eat. I told someone that I was sure it wasn't poisonous or haunted or anything. I tested fate and ate it for lunch the next two days. My stomach was fine. As a matter of fact, my productivity shot through the roof almost immediately after eating it.
Also, before eating this, you must shout the words HAUNTED SOUP in order to commemorate the occasion.