I used frozen veggie broth that I made a few weeks ago for the 1st recipe. If you decide to make this, make sure you keep adding water once it boils down. I lost track and before I knew it the soybeans stuck to the bottom of the pan and burned. Not all was lost though. I transferred most of it to a new pot and added the tomatoes, thyme & oregano. Because it burned, the onions carmelized which gave it a smokey, baked bean flavor. In my opinion, the beans could go without the thyme and oregano.
The dry roasted nuts were very simple to make and have a good flavor.
Here are the links to the recipes: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Worlds-Greatest-Vegetable-Broth/Detail.aspx, http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-recipes/RE00066, http://www.fatfreevegan.com/snacks/dry.shtml