All premium ingredients: basil, oregano, rosemary, red pepper, celery seed
The story: The inspiration for this blend came after an abundance of tomatoes in summer from our urban and backyard gardens.
Zen Spice Spotlight: Basil is praised, for its oils, as an elixir of youth helping to protect our cells from environmental damage.
Occasions: This delicious Italian bean soup is perfect to leave bubbling gently while you're at work or on the beach on those hot summer days.
Complete Zen meal: serve with crusty Italian bread or rolls
To drink: pair with Chianti Classico or a bright Italian red
Prep time: 10-15 minutes
Cook time: 3 1/2 - 4 hours on high, 8 hours on low
Yield: 6 servings
Shopping list at a glance: canned tomatoes, bacon, onion, celery, carrot, garlic, tomato paste,