Day 7: Food Fight Friday – Minestrone

1 Jun

As I’ve delved a bit deeper into the blogging world, I have come across some seriously great blogs. The idea of ‘Food Fight Friday’ was one such find on Run DMT’s blog, and seeing that finding healthy recipes is something I need to keep this challenge on track, I thought I’d jump on the train and share my most worthy meal this week: Hearty Minestrone.


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 rashers short-cut bacon, diced
  • 1 tsp minced garlic / 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 celery stick, diced
  • 1/2 sweet potato, diced (usually the recipe calls for normal potato but I didn’t have any, I think this worked even better)
  • frozen peas and corn
  • 1 can tomatoes
  • 1 can 4 bean mix (drained)
  • Vegeta used as vegetable stock to make up 1-1.5 litres
  • 1 cup soup mix (you know those dried grains and lentils)
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed herbs
  • 1 cup macaroni
  • 1/4 cabbage, finely sliced


  1. Heat 1 tbs oil in large saucepan, add onions and bacon. Cook till fragrant.
  2. Add garlic, carrot, sweet potato and celery. Cook 2 mins.
  3. Add canned tomatoes, vegeta stock, 4 bean mix and soup mix.
  4. Bring to boil and then simmer on low for 30 mins to 2 hours
  5. Add peas, corn, macaroni and herbs. Cook a further 20 mins or until macaroni is al-dente
  6. Serve with a sprinkling of raw cabbage and crunchy bread (I love toasted turkish bread)

2 Responses to “Day 7: Food Fight Friday – Minestrone”

  1. Run DMT June 2, 2012 at 12:28 am #

    Thank you for calling my blog a great find. I am honored. Seriously, that made me day!

    And look at you! You’ve delved right into the blogging world with a delish dish! Your Minestrone soup sound delicious!

    The Friday Food Fight blog hop is now open, so come on by and add your link to the linky party. I’m sharing a really healthy dish this week.

    • communiKate June 4, 2012 at 9:36 am #

      Thanks Denise, I’m still learning but I’ll figure out how to join the linky party this week. Look forward to being in the loop. Kate

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