Friday, June 13, 2008

MMMmmminestrone!! *Lauren Perry*

It mmm...mmm...good! I know it is summer and not exactly "soup time," but soups are the only way that I can get my kid to eat his veggies! This minestrone soup is soooo good, words cannot express it.

here is a sidenote- I am not sure if anyone is even using my recipes, so I would appreciate some comments if you do. I would love to hear if you liked any of my recipes. You can also make requests, because i have soooo many to choose from (my brother is a chef for a living, and I have some amazing cooks in my family). Let me know if you want marinades, pastas, salads, sides, soups, desserts....dog food, whatever. I just get so pumped up when I post these, and I never hear if anyone tries them. Also- let me know if my recipes are too easy or too hard. I have generally tried to pick easier/quicker ones since most of us have kiddo's- but I can dig through my books and piles and find basically anything.

Ingredients
-4 carrots, diced
-1 onion, chopped
-2 sticks of celery, diced
-3 cloves of garlic, chopped
-1 32oz can of vegetable broth
-2 14 1/2 oz cans of diced tomatos (with basil and oregano)
-1 zucchini, diced
-1 can of red kidney beans (drain and rinse)
-1 can of chickpeas (drain and rinse)
-1 1/2 cups of mini bowtie pasta (uncooked)
-4 good shakes of garlic salt
-3 good shakes of pepper
-2 cups of water
-chopped fresh parsley
- grated parmesan to top in each bowl

-saute carrots, onion, celery, garlic
-add broth, garlic salt, pepper tomatoes, water- BOIL and cover then turn to a low heat for 3o minutes
-add zucchini, beans, and pasta - BRING TO BOIL- then turn to med/low heat for 10 minutes
-add parsley and then top with cheese

2 comments:

Sara said...

Made this tonight- SO VERY YUMMY! I added some ground sausage and it was excellent- Thanks Lauren!

Sara said...

I have been waiting for a day like this to make this soup again, I can't wait and will eat it all week! Those Rolo cookies were too good! Thanks!