Comfort food on this windy and chilly Chicago day, perfect to curl up with a book.
Besides wanting to get my Xo,G wine signed by Giuliana Rancic last night at Mariano’s Market, I also wanted to get my book signed. Her love for her family and Italian heritage reminds me of my own love for my Croatian family.
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
½ cup of chopped onions
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 carrots chopped
1 can of pinto beans of cannellini beans
½ cup of green zucchini chopped
½ cup of yellow zucchini chopped
1 cup of your favorite canned marinara sauce
2 cups of low sodium chicken stock of vegetable stock
¼ teaspoon fresh chopped rosemary
1 teaspoon of salt
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
Add extra virgin olive oil to sauce pan, add chopped onions and sauté on low for 10-12 minutes until translucent, then add garlic, chopped carrots and sauté for another 5 minutes. Add marinara sauce, stock, and bring to a gentle boil. Add salt, pepper flakes and rosemary, simmer on low for 15 minutes. Serve and garnish with grated parmesan cheese and fresh chopped basil.