Some of the most interesting recipes come from our readers. This one, from Lorraine B. seems to have started with all the wrong ingredients, but with a few jars of Randall Beans as a foundation the end result was just right.
I found the recipe for Randall Bean Pasta Fagoli Soup and it looked delicious and easy. I am all about easy so I was excited to give it a try. When I got home I discovered the only ingredients from the original list which I actually had were a few wilted stalks of celery and two jars of Randall beans. Still craving the soup, I improvised making the following substitutions:
- Kale for spinach
- Fresh and diced tomatoes along with chick broth for the tomato broth
- Swiss cheese and Havarti instead of Parmesan.
I also added one green pepper, two carrots and fresh basil and sage. With these creative substitutions the result was a hearty, tasty soup which I am going to look forward to making again. If you decided to try it out and you are missing an ingredient or two, don’t worry, just substitute something you do have. I am sure it will be delicious too.