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Something To Warm Your Hearts & Bellies

I have been asked to provide a more suited recipe for the colder months, so I reached out to my culinary contact & was provided the following recipe for your enjoyment. Please let all your friends know where you got it from!!





Not Your Mamma's Veggie Minestrone Soup



1-1/2 cups tripolini (bow tie) pasta

cups vegetable broth
              
3 cups diced & drained tomatoes

1-1/2 tbsp chopped fresh basil

1/2  tsp dried oregano

2  medium carrots, sliced

2 celery stalks, minced

1  medium onion, finely chopped

3  medium zucchini, sliced

1 cup red beans (rinsed & drained if from can)

3 cloves garlic, chopped

1 bay leaf
              
             

Preparation:

In a large pot, combine all the ingredients except the pasta. Simmer over low heat for at least one hour, or until vegetables are tender.
Add the pasta and bring to a slow simmer. Cook for another 20 minutes, or until pasta is done cooking. Season to taste.

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***Up The Heat Index: Add 1 Habanero Pepper during initial cooking (seeds & all)****

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