Mirepoix

A traditional French flavoring, aromatic Mirepoix enhances meats, fish, and roasts. You can also use it to start a soup or to flavor dishes such as lentils or braised vegetables.

Equal amounts of minced onions, carrots, and celery.
Olive oil.

Combine the onions, carrots, and celery. Sauté vegetables for 8 to 10 minutes over medium heat in a small amount of olive oil. Then cover the pan and simmer gently until the vegetables are tender. Use immediately.