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       Title: Pasta and Fagioli
  Categories: Soups, Italian
       Yield: 8 servings
            -CATHIE COPPOLINO   (TDDB08B
       1 tb Extra-virgin Olive Oil
       1    Onion; finely chopped
       3    Cloves garlic; minced
       1 lb Fresh Roma Tomatoes*
       1 ts Dried oregano
     1/2 ts Dried thyme
     1/2 ts Dried rosemary; crushed
     1/4 ts Dried marjoram; crushed
            Dash cayenne pepper
     1/4 ts Salt and pepper
      15 oz Cannellini**
     1/2 c  Water; or more
       8 oz Rotelle pasta; cooked
     1/3 c  Finely chopped parsley
     1/2 ts Balsamic vinegar
            Parmesan cheese for topping
   Yep, My crew are Bean People too. So incredibly
   healthy, inexpensive and good good good! Made an
   interesting Pasta and Fagioli the other night. Here’s
   the Recipe *peeled, seeded and diced or 1 16-oz. can
   plum tomatoes, drained and chopped **kidney or navy
   beans, rinsed and drained >>>>>> In large skillet (or
   4 - 6 qt. heavy casserole), heat oil. Saute onions and
   garlic over low heat about 8 to 10 minutes, until
   onions are soft and translucent. Add tomatoes,
   oregano, thyme, rosemary, cayenne and salt and pepper.
   Simmer about 10 minutes until sauce is thick and hot.
   Add beans and water, cook about 5 to 8 minutes to heat
   >> through. Stir in pasta, parsley and balsamic
   vinegar. To serve spoon 1 1/4 Cups on four plates and
   top with a little parmesan cheese. Each serving
   contains about 330 calories; 4 milligrams cholesterol;
   6 grams fat; 610 milligrams sodium. Now..We thought
   this was good, but I found it somewhat spicy. I do
   like spicy food, but for this combination, I think
   milder is better. Sooooo I would leave out the
   marjoram and the cayenne and maybe cut the black
   pepper to 1/8 tsp and add more at table if desired.
   The parmesan cheese should not be more than 1/4 cup
   total between 4 servings. I left it off all together.
   My husband (the weird Italian :} ) does not like
   Parmesan cheese. I can take it or leave it.