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I found this recipe for a meatless Italian Bean Soup and decided to give it a try, since I pretty much had everything it called for. I used frozen cut leaf spinach rather than fresh baby spinach, and it worked out perfectly. I also used instant brown rice rather than orzo, since I try to avoid wheat. Oh -- I should add that rather than the Italian style stewed tomatoes, I used the Italian style diced tomatoes. I like them better because they are cut smaller.
The soup was absolutely delicious and just perfect for a cold evening. I started the cornbread first and the soup cooked while the cornbread baked. I will definitely be making this recipe again and again! Maybe you would like to try it, too.