Tortilla Soup

    1 8-ounce can petite diced tomatoes (plain) 1 medium onion, diced 1 clove garlic, minced (or 2;) 2 Tablespoons snipped cilantro or parsley ¼ teaspoon sugar 4 cups chicken broth 6, 6 inch tortillas cooking oil 1 cup shredded Monterey jack or longhorn cheese   In blender, combine undrained tomatoes, onion, garlic, cilantro…

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Tomato Soup with Peanut Butter

    I had never heard of this, and I thought it sounded really weird, don’t you? Apparently this is a popular dish in some families. Its one of those you gotta try it for yourself. Turns out its really good. The original recipe dates back to the 1930s.   1 can condensed tomato soup….

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Seafood Minestrone

    2 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tablespoon olive oil 2 leeks, halved lengthwise and sliced ½ inch thick 2 14 oz. cans reduced sodium chicken broth 2 cups water 1 15 oz. can navy beans, rinsed and drained 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed 4 oz. dried linguini or fettuccine, broken 1 lb. Peeled and…

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Pomodoro Soup

Pomodoro Soup

  This is a traditional Tuscan peasant tomato and bread soup.   3 Tablespoons olive oil 3 large garlic cloves, minced 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage 1 ½ lb. (about 5 medium) ripe, peeled, seeded tomatoes, chopped 3 slices day old French or Italian bread cut into ½ inch cubes…

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Mushroom and Feta Minestrone

    2 Cloves garlic, minced 1 Tablespoon olive oil 2 cups stemmed shitake mushrooms, sliced 3 14 oz. cans vegetable broth (low sodium chicken or beef are ok too) 1 15 oz. can cannelloni beans, rinsed and drained ½ cup dried orzo 1 ½ cups quartered cherry tomatoes ¼ cup small fresh oregano leaves…

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Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

  2 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium onion, chopped 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 large yellow sweet pepper, chopped * 1 medium zucchini, chopped 2 14 oz. cans low sodium beef broth 1 15 oz. can cannellini beans, rinsed 8 oz. green beans, trimmed and cut into 1½ inch pieces 1 cup dried mostaccioli ¼…

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