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Rains Kentucky Irish Minestrone

What you need: 

1 lb pkg navy or great northern beans
2 med potatoes, chopped, unpeeled
1/2 lg onion, diced
1 lg green or red bell pepper, diced
2-3 cup fresh pumpkin, zucchini or summer squash, peeled & diced
1/2 lg bunch mustard greens (or more), chopped
1/4 head cabbage
1 lg stalk fresh broccoli, chopped, minus the tough bits
1 lg rib celery, diced serranos or other red chiles to taste, chopped
1/2 can corn
1/2 can carrots
1 can green or wax beans
1 can or jar spaghetti sauce with mushrooms(I like Hunts.)
1 level tablespoon peanut butter (you won't taste it--just adds richness)
2 teaspoon rosemary
1 tablespoon whole brown mustard seed
1 rnded teaspoon marjoram
splash dry red or white wine if desired (dealcoholized is fine)
vegan parmesan if desired

What you do: 

In a large, heavy-gauge kettle, cook beans in water till nearly done. Add all ingredients except spaghetti sauce, top up water as needed, and simmer till everything is tender. Add spaghetti sauce last 5 minutes. Sprinkle each bowl with parmesan if desired. Serve with whole-wheat toast and fruit.

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