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                          Minestrone Soup (Delux)
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       qt           Vegetable Broth (home made)
    1       qt           Water
    1       lb           Carrots
    3       md           Onion
    4       ea           Celery  stalks
    3       c            Cabbage
    2       md           Zucchini
   15       oz           Kidney beans canned
    2       oz           Macaroni, uncooked
    3       T            Garlic clove minced
    2       T            Parsley dried
      1/8   t            Pepper
    3       T            Paprika
    2       T            Italian seasoning
   32       oz           Tomato canned low sodium
    2       T            Olive oil
    1       md           Leek
   Dice the onions. Cube the carrots. Dice the celery stalks. Clean,
   split and chop the white portion of the leeks. Wash and cut the
   zucchinis into bite size cubes. Pre-cook the macaroni. Put a large
   (12 quart pan) on high heat. When hot added the olive oil then the
   diced onion and garlic. Cook stirring occasionally for about ten
   minutes. Add the celery, leeks and all the dry seasonings except for
   the paprika. Stirring regularly cook until the onions are clear and
   the celery is softening. Add the carrots, vegetable broth and water.
   Crush the tomatoes before adding. Stirring well add the paprika.
   Bring mixture to a boil then lower the heat to a good simmer. Add the
   cabbage and the zucchini. Stir well and cover. Cook for about five
   hours or more stirring occasionally.  Just before serving add the
   cooked macaroni to heat before serving.
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