Step 1Heat olive oil in a large pot. Add diced onion and cook over a medium-high heat until lightly browned. Dice the next 3 vegetables, adding each as it is prepared, then add stock and 1 cup water. Add beans and heat mixture to a simmer.
Step 2Stir in macaroni. Add bay leaves and rosemary (if using) and simmer for 20-30 minutes until vegetables and pasta are tender. If soup looks too thick, gradually add more water.
Step 3Add tomatoes and juice. Pour into bowls to serve or reheat when required.
Top with chopped parsley, grated parmesan and a dribble of extra olive oil. Serve with Italian-style bread.
These delightful treats have a soft, tender crumb that harks back to old-fashioned snack cakes from the grocery store. For little kids: Let them dump the ingredients into the mixing bowls, whisk together the dry ingredients and stir in the chocolate chips. For big kids: Let them measure out the ingredients, spray the baking pan...
Serves: 4 Time to make: 45 mins Total cost: $17.12 / $4.28 per serve Instructions Step 1Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease a 1 1/2-litre (6 cup-capacity) ovenproof baking dish. Step 2Cook pumpkin in a large saucepan of boiling water for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain, mash roughly with a fork then set aside to cool...