A: 1T olive oil
    2 strips bacon, chopped
    2c garlic, minced
    1 red onion, chopped fine
    2 carrots, diced to 8mm
    2 stalks celery, chopped
    1 zucchini, diced to 8mm
    1 leek, chopped (may substitute onion)
    1/2t oregano
    1 bay leaf
B: 28oz canned plum tomatoes, chopped
    1 potato, diced to 8mm
    1C chickpeas, cooked
    4C chicken or vegetable broth
C: 1C kale, chopped
    1/2C mixed pasta
    salt and black pepper to taste
D: 5T parmesan cheese, grated
    2T basil
1. Saute (A) for 15min in heavy soup pot.
2. Add (B), bring to boil, reduce to simmer for 30 minutes.
3. Add (C), cook for 10 minutes, adjusting seasonings to taste.
4. Top with (D) and serve.

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