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BEAN SOUP WITH POTATOES MAMMA'S STYLE- PASTA E FAGIOLI (CON PATATE) ALLA MAMMA

       Pasta e fagioli is something that I have always watched my mom cook throughout the years, but that somehow I was seldom willing to eat when I was growing up. Now that I have a different appreciation for beans and all of their wonderful properties, I do regret missing out on such a wonderful dish! Luckily for me, my family loves soups and they love beans and potatoes; so I do get to enjoy it on a weekly basis.      My wonderful mamma always made Pasta e Fagioli with the addition of potatoes to give it a heartier and more interesting taste (...and maybe as a way to trick us into eating it). I have reproduced it here for all to try with my personal added touch by using some of my favorite spices and herbs (like ginger, nutmeg, and dill) that really combine well with all of the other ingredients. This is a very easy soup to make, it keeps well in the refrigerator for a couple of days, and can be reheated by adding some water to the pot if the pasta has absorbed most of the broth . I

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