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pasta-bean-soup recipe

Date: Mon, 12 Jun 1995 13:57:41 -0700
  	Low-Fat, Vegetarian Pasta and Bean Soup
  2 cups water		
  1 vegetable boullion cube
  1 medium onion, chopped
  2 cloves garlic, minced					
  1/2 tsp. salt						
  1/4 tsp. ground black pepper				
  1/2 tsp. cumin						
  1/4 tsp. chili powder	
  1/2 tsp. dried basil					
  1 carrot, sliced
  1 stalk celery, sliced
  1 small zucchini, sliced (or orhter vegetable, like squash or corn)
  1 15 oz. can cooked beans (pink, kidney, pinto, etc.)
  1 16 oz. can tomatoes (diced or stewed) 	
  1 cup uncooked pasta (elbow, spirals, etc.)	
  Bring water and boullion cube to boil, then add onion, garlic, spices, 
  carrot, celery and zucchini.  Simmer until vegetables are tender, about 
  10-15 minutes. Add canned tomatos and beans.  Bring to a low boil.  
  Add pasta.  Cook until pasta is done, about 8 minutes.  Serve hot!
  Total preparation time: about 30 minutes.
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