I had a hankering for some delicious Minestrone & I remembered that our friends Mark & Amy, of Irreverent Vegan, had a recipe for just what I was looking for on their blog – Olive Garden-style Minestrone. So we gathered all the ingredients up & cooked up a huge pot of delicious soup for ourselves which we’ll be enjoying all week long; it’s gotten pretty cold here this past week & some warm, hearty soup is definitely in order! We made so much soup that we had plenty left over to share with friends; there’s only so much room left in our fridge, with the Thanksgiving leftovers still taking up some room in there, after all.
We made some slight alterations, but the final product was pretty much the same as what they have listed on their blog for this soup. We added more celery, larger quantities of some of the vegetables, extra spices, lots of black pepper, and instead of using water we just used vegetable stock for all the liquid added here.