Servies 6:
1 finely chopped onion
1 clove crushed garlic
2 tins chopped tomatoes
1 bay leaf
½ teaspoon dried herbs: oregano, basil, or italian seasoning
1 finely diced pepper, mixed colours for presentation
½ a carrot, cut into very fine batons
‘some’ shredded cabbage
1 tin beans – cannellini, for instance
1 ½ pints stock
2 tablespoons tomato puree
1 oz spaghetti (broken into 1cm pieces)
1 good sprinkling of celery salt
1 tablespoon soy sauce
freshly ground black pepper



  1. If you like, soften the onion (and garlic) first – I prefer to just bung everything in and not need to use oil.
  2. Leaving out the soy sauce and spaghetti, bring everything else to the boil then cover and simmer for 40 minutes.
  3. Then add the spaghetti and soy sauce and cook for a final 15 minutes, uncovered, before serving.

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