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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

easy minestrone.

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ingredients:
3 carrots
3 celery stalks
1 small onion
olive oil
2-3 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
2 cans diced tomatoes
1-2 cans kidney beans
4 cups chicken stock
1/2 lb cooked pasta
1/3 cup chopped parsley (reserve 1 Tbsp for garnish)
Parmesan cheese, for garnish

directions:
Chop carrots, celery, and onion into a small dice (The smaller you dice, the faster they cook). Saute in large stock pot with a little olive oil over medium high heat until vegetables are soften. Add garlic and red pepper flakes (if you so desire) and saute for another 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes (don't drain them), beans (drain and rinse these), and chicken stock. Simmer for 10-15 minutes. Add pasta and parsley. Serve. Garnish with a little fresh parsley and Parmesan. Serves 6.

i had no parsley on hand, so that's why there's a lack of green in my picture :)

recipe from here.

4 comments:

ariel said...

love the new design gina! the header is so cute!!!

ariel said...

p.s. are you going to make a new button?

Gina Louise said...

how'd you know?? yes, as soon as my children are asleep at the same time. and preferrably the husband too.

Emily said...

I love it Gina! And Ariel, this looks yummy, I'll have to try it. You have been busy cooking lately haven't you?