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Minestrone

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Ingredients
  Kidney beans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Onion 1 , sliced
  Zucchini 2 , diced
  Broccoli stalks 1 , diced
  Carrots 2 , diced
  Tomatoes 2 , pureed
  Stock 2 Quart
  Whole wheat macaroni 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Tamari 2 Tablespoon
  Rosemary 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Basil 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Nutritional yeast 3 Tablespoon
  Parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), grated
Directions

Soak beans overnight.
Add beans to 1 cup of boiling water, reducing heat immediately.
Simmer until almost tender, 2 to 2-1/2 hours.
Drain.
Saute garlic, onion, fresh zucchini, broccoli, and carrots in oil for 5 minutes; add pureed tomatoes.
Whirl cooked beans in blender or press through sieve and add to stock, cooking 25 minutes.
Add sauteed vegetables, macaroni, seasoning, nutritional yeast, and cook 15 minutes longer, or until macaroni is tender.
Sprinkle soup with Parmesan cheese and add parsley.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Saute
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Healthy

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