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30 September 2010

vegetarian day!

Hi everyone!
sorry I haven't posted for a while, but i have been very busy!
Anyway enough about that, I have something very exiting to say!
It's world vegetarian day!
here is an awesome vegetarian meal made with spring produce from http://www.cuisine.com.au/recipe/spring-minestrone

  • 100g small soup pasta, e.g. stelline (little stars)
  • 2 leeks, trimmed
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 6 baby carrots
  • 1 green and 1 yellow zucchini
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin
  • olive oil
  • 1.2L chicken or vegetable stock or water, boiling
  • 500g broad beans, shelled
  • 100g shelled peas
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • Freshly shaved parmesan or pecorino
  • 2 tbsp pesto

  • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and cook the leeks and celery until soft. Add the carrots and toss well. Add the boiling stock, and simmer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, cook the broad beans and peas for 5 mins in simmering salted water, drain and refresh. Peel the broad beans.

    Add the zucchini, broad beans, peas and pasta to the soup and simmer for a further 5 or 10 mins, keeping the colours bright. Season with salt and pepper and ladle into shallow pasta bowls.

    To serve

    Spoon a little pesto into each bowl and scatter with cheese.

    Serves 4.

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