Minestrone Soup

Soup is just one of those dishes that speaks volumes to cold weather! It says back off cold, you don’t stand a chance if I’m around.  Minestrone is full of wonderful vegetables and spices that not only taste fantastic, it’s really good for you too!  So pull that big pot out of the cupboard and prepare to curl up with a big bowl of, “warm up.”


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Warm up!

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Minestrone and Baguette

Minestrone Soup

1 onion, diced

1 Tablespoon olive oil

3 carrots, diced

3 sticks of celery, diced

1 Bay leaf

1 Tablespoon red pepper flakes

1/2 cups sun dried tomatoes

6 cups chicken stock

4 teaspoons garlic powder

3 teaspoons dried oregano

2 cans dice tomatoes

2 oz parmesan

1 can pinto beans

1 can kidney beans

2 zucchini, diced

1 1/2 cups cooked pasta

Sauté onions in olive oil and then add carrots, celery and sun dried tomatoes.  Continue to sauté for 2-3 minutes.  Incorporate stock and remaining ingredients, retain zucchini and pasta to be added the last 20 minutes.  Slow simmer the soup for 3 hours. Top with grated parmesan and place in a beautiful bowl and life is good. The flavors will develop over time.  Eaten the day after it is made, this soup is a wonderful warming meal.


January 28, 2016

 

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