Add the onions and garlic and cook for another minute. Add all of the remaining ingredients; stir well to combine. Bring to a boil, lower heat and taste for salt. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring once. Once most of the broth has evaporated, add and even layer of the peas and carrots; cover and continue cooking for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 or 6 minutes. Yields up to 6 servings.