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Culinary Expert Stefanie Paganini will join Dan and share a featured recipe of the week!

 

Stefanie has co-hosted a monthly cooking show on Time Warner Cable's NEON channel entitled "Dinner and Drinks". She has appeared on local television programs including, Studio 3, Channel 3 Noon News, and Fox 8 News in the Morning, and Live on Lakeside. Stefanie was a contestant on Season two of the Food Network's Sweet Genius. She was a regular guest on Channel 3's Good Company and was a frequent guest co-host. She is an avid world traveler and is fluent in Italian.

 

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Vegetable Quinoa Soup

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Vegetable Quinoa Soup

Makes 10-12 servings

 

3 Tbsp. olive oil                                                       

1 lg. onion, minced

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch dice

2 lg. zucchini, rinsed and cut into 1/4 inch dice

2 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch chunks (optional)

1 cup dry white wine

3 cups canned tomato chunks

5 qt. vegetable stock

2 cups quinoa

1 lb. fresh spinach, stems trimmed, leaves cut into thin strips

1 lg. can (1 lb. 3 oz.) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped

Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

 

Heat the oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion, garlic, carrots, zucchini, potatoes and cook, stirring frequently for 10 minutes, add the wine. Stir in the tomatoes and cook 5 minutes longer. Pour in the stock and then add the quinoa, spinach, and beans. Simmer the soup uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes.

 

Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve in large bowls with parmesan cheese.

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