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Its Monday and MNF (Monday Night Football) is something we look forward to. With San Diego Chargers playing New York Jets this week I had t...

Healthy Hearty Italian Soup

Its Monday and MNF (Monday Night Football) is something we look forward to. With San Diego Chargers playing New York Jets this week I had to make something simple and get ready for the game. I also had Meeta's All Authentic Event in the back of my mind before I took an inventory of my groceries. I found all the basic things that can help me make a chunky comforting soup that would go well with the garlic embedded bread. The recipe I adopted was from the Low Fat Ways To Cook Vegetarian book. It was very Italian and hearty and kind of reminded me of the soup I have at the Italian restaurants. My entry to La Cucina Italiana.


Heavy cooking pan
Cutting Board
Can opener


Red Onions - 2
Carrots- 1 cup
Bell Pepper - 1
Potato -2
Garlic- 2 cloves
Water - 4 cups ( was out of veggie stock)
Italian Seasoning - 2 tsp
Parsley - 2 tbsp
Red Kidney Beans - (Washed beans from the tin) - 1 cup
Oil- 2 tbsp
Tomato sauce/chunks - 1 tin
Pasta - 1/2 cup


1. Heat the pan with oil. Add chopped onions, garlic, carrots and salt and cook covered for 3 minutes.

2. When the onions are cooked a little add beans, bell pepper, potato, water, Italian seasoning, tomato sauce, pepper cover and cook for 15 minutes.

3. Season with parsley and serve it with the grilled garlic bread.


  1. the soup is yummy ..Iam really craving fir it now

  2. wow..that looks so tempting..nice recipe..thanks for sharing!!

  3. thats a good one..looks so appetizing.

  4. Looks tempting. I love simple recipes. Great job!

  5. Looks like there is another Sowmya visiting this website. Will try this and comment. These are the kind of recipes I want to keep.

  6. That bread looks way too good with the soup!

  7. I meant the soup looks good too, and a good bread to soak it all up makes it even better. :)

  8. Thanks everyone. Chargers did win and the soup did taste good. Divya, thanks for your comment on the bread and the soup. I understand :)

  9. when i first saw the pic i saw t he bread! beautifully clicked...lovely soup.thanks for sharing

  10. Soup is perfect for our cold weather and I like the sound of this!

  11. This is cooool and perfect...i love this recipe

  12. Good one,simple and nourishing :)

  13. nice soup recipe. love it with kidney beans.

  14. reaaallly good. thx for the recipe.

  15. sounds gr8...but one dumb question...hope u wont mind...we don't get here anything like italian seasoning and when i tried to surf the net for it,i found many variations ranging from use of sage along with oregano etc to coriander and red pepper....cud u pls clarify wht is the option in absence of italian seasoning