When my husband and I were vegans (strict vegetarians), we were the worst kind: Lazy. The problem with being a lazy vegan is that instead of getting a lot of awesome food like, say vegetables, instead you get not-so-good for you food, like potato chips. This was one of the first easy vegetable-y meals I made as we tried to get our butts in gear. It is good enough that we eat it still, even though we eat meat.
Start with an empty stock pot. Fill it with 1-2 inches of lightly salted water.