As I have said before, soup should be a food group…especially during the winter!
This hardy minestrone is super-healthy. You can opt to make it with or without the pasta. Also, you can experiment with using other beans other than the ones listed in this recipe.
I would recommend doubling the recipe and freezing the extra in some large-sized Ball jars. These are on sale usually every-other-week at Hobby Lobby!
I just returned from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Italy. It is an absolutely beautiful country and the people are amazingly kind. My only complaint is there is not a lot of vegan food.
I have always loved Pasta Fagioli but the restaurants there used chicken broth for a base and usually included some type of meat.
After I returned home and stocked up the refrigerator I created the following recipe. You can eliminate the Tofurky Spinach Pesto Sausage but it does add a lot of flavor to the dish.
When I was growing up there was one “fancy” restaurant in my small upstate NY town, The Knotty Pine. One of my mom’s favorite dishes from there was “Chicken Marsala”.
Every time I would go back home to visit I would plea with the restaurant’s owner to share the recipe. Well, after asking at least 500 billion times, she finally agreed.
I have always wanted to try and make it “chickenless” and did so last night. The end result was positively scrumptious. It is quite a tedious process but well worth it!