Minestrone Soup

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Now that Autumn is officially here (yay! I love this season!), it’s time to bring back that good ol’ big pot and cook delicious soups for dinner 🙂 Before Rafael and I moved in together (3 years ago), I didn’t even now how to make soup, in my head it was a difficult thing to do. I was so wrong….hehehhe. I learned how to do it with the help of cookbooks and with some tips of my aunt, who is an amazing cook. When I used to live with her, she and my cousin would make some delicious soups in the winter, my favourite was bean soup…yummy!

Rafael loves a bowl of hot soup in this kind of weather and I learned to enjoy it as much as he does. Along these three years, I’ve been trying to master the art of soup…hahahaha. I found this recipe on Pinterest during the weekend and decided to make it Sunday evening. It’s a totally different recipe from what I am used to, I’ve never before mixed beans with so many different vegetables, but what could go wrong, right?! The only thing that I didn’t find off the list were green beans, but I don’t think it’s a key ingredient, so it was ok.

The recipe tells you to use a slow cooker, but since I don’t have one at home, I used a regular soup pot. And instead of cooking it for hours, I think I cooked it for about 40 minutes. I am so happy to share that this is one of the most delicious soup I’ve ever made! Rafael also agrees! The herbs and spices that you use for seasoning are powerful, in the end the broth has an amazing scent.

I will definitely be cooking this soup a lot throughout fall and winter 😀

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I love my soup with parmesan and warm bread with a drizzle of olive oil 🙂

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