De Ma Cuisine



November 2011



A Little Cooking Show – Episode 1

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A Cooking Show with Rachel O – Thursday’s Dinner* is now live! Have a look!

On this week’s episode, I’ll also show you what’s in the Abundant Harvest Organics box that I just received. Then I’ll make Minestrone Soup with many of those ingredients. Feel free to follow along and cook with me!


Minestrone Soup

Last modified on 2012-10-25 22:47:02 GMT. 2 comments. Top.

Minestrone Soup

Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine
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Serves: 4
A cozy comforting fall meal. Or, swap out the veggies depending on what’s in season and have it any time of year!
  • 1 lg. onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 to 1 C green beans, chopped
  • 1/2 to 1 C daikon radishes, chopped
  • 1/2 to 1 C squash, chopped
  • 2 C kale/spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 C crushed or diced tomatoes
  • 3-4 C chicken or vegetable stock
  • 5-6 C water
  • 4 T olive oil
  • 1/2 t cumin
  • 1/4 t all spice
  • pepper
  • 1 1/2 T dried basil
  • 2 sprigs thyme, leaves removed, stems discarded
  • 1 T fresh oregano, chopped (opt.)
  • 1 T fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, removed from stem (opt.)
  • 1 t fresh sage, chopped (opt.)
  • 1 1/2 C garbonzo or canelini beans
  • 1/4 C balsamic vinegar
  • 1 t honey
  • 1/4 C red wine (or red wine vinegar)
  • 1-2 C rotini rice pasta, uncooked
  1. Add oil to hot soup pot (I use a cast iron pot), add onions and cook 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add remaining veggies (except kale or spinach) and cook until softened, about 10 minutes over medium heat.
  2. Add wine and stir around to deglaze the pan. Add tomatoes, herbs and spices (except parsley).
  3. Add stock and water; bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer. Add balsamic vinegar, honey and beans. Cook 30 minutes.
  4. Add pasta, parsley and kale/spinach. Cook 10 – 15 minutes more, or until pasta is cooked to your liking.
  5. Serve topped with parmesan cheese, alongside your favorite crostini or crusty bread.

I’m going to serve this with homemade French Bread.

*Note: The name was changed to A Cooking Show with Rachel O – This Week’s Feast after the first episode.


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