Friday, July 27, 2012

Happy Belly: Italian Soup.

I love soup.

This is one of my favorite soups and is super easy and SO yummy

All you need is:

1 white onion
1 box chicken broth (or vegetable broth, if that's what you're into)
2 cans chopped tomatoes
2 cant white beans (or kidney- it's all yummy)
a handful of pasta, maybe two

olive oil
fresh rosemary

Ok. Now you have than menagerie collected, lets do this:

Chop up the onion and garlic. toss it in the bottom of a soup pot with a little olive oil and sauté it till the onions are soft and slightly transparent. Then, add the chicken broth and the tomatoes. Note- don't drain the tomatoes; the juice is yuuuuummy. Let that simmer for a couple minutes while you drain your beans. Toss those in. Let it all come up to around a boil (this is a super precise recipe, in case you haunt noticed,). Toss in some pasta. Now, I like to ere on the side of caution here. Pasta tends to soak up the broth, so i like to put just a bit of pasta so I still get the broth goodness.

Back to the cooking.

Let the whole thing bubble till the pasta is cooked how you like it.
while that's happening, take a couple tablespoons of olive oil in a mug or cup or microwavable container. throw some rosemary in there and microwave it for 10-30 seconds. The goal here is just to warm the oil so it soaks up the rosemary flavor.

ok- its soup time!
Grab a bowl, ladle up some soup, drizzle some rosemary oil and add cheese to your hearts content.

Then snuggle down on the couch and EAT UP!!!

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