tuscan bean soup.

this is a regular in my house as it has a wonderful 
versatlity and longevity which works for everybody!

you can add pasta or rice one day
chicken, meat, fish another day 
for a new and improved left over

another reason why i love this soup:
you can make it your own!

tuscan bean soup

1/4 cup olive oil (2 POW/pour of wrist)
1 yellow onion (chopped)
1-2 cloves garlic (chopped)
variety of fresh herbs if available
thyme, sage, oregano, basil
1-2 vegan bullion
1-2 celery stalks (chopped)
2-3 carrots (peeled/chopped)
1 can of cannelini, garbanzo, or any white bean
or 1 cup of dried beans (soaked for 6 hrs+) 
6+ tomatoes
any other seasonal veggies that inspire
zucchini, parsnips, white yam etc...
chopped ribbons of rainbow chard, kale or spinach

choose a soup pot you love
heavy bottom feels good for winter soups

turn the eye on medium & pour olive oil
wait a few minutes for the heat to get in there
put in your base: garlic, onion, bullion, herbs
let heat up, glaze, get to know each other with 
your wooden spoon as the conductor

after about 5 minutes
add carrot, celery, beans & all veggies 
(see pics for the idea)
then add your tomatoes**
bring to a boil
then to a simmer
lid on
let the love cook

add greens at end or 
even as a garnish while warm

*from scratch*
**the tomatoes are a side note**
you can core, steam & peel with a fork
as seen in the photos above 

  this is the base of any sauce or soup with tomatoes
get organic when you can as it makes a HUGE difference in the taste
you can use a nice organic can of tomatoes
for on the fly tuscan bean soup
either way you are cooking up some love
you are a rock star
enjoy beauties