This was sosososo good.
Diced 1 yam
Diced 1 white onion
Sautéed til soft with some earth balance. Added coarsely chopped garlic (4 cloves), some salt, pepper, a teeeny but of cumin, and a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes.
Added 1 box of vegetable broth and about 4 cups of water. Added 1 cup of dried lentils. Added about 1 TBS of turmeric.
When everything was soft I used a potato masher to blend it up a little.