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[caption id align="aligncenter" width="370"] Photo courtesy of Viviane Bauquet Farre of[/caption]Hearty bean soups are a staple on our dinner table this time of year. They're a warming comfort food on a cold winter night. They also taste great and are good for you. So what's not to love! (Click here to see featured recipe.)The minestrone soup featured here is a case it point. It's loaded with veggies as well as two superfoods: cannellini beans and farro."Packed with deep, earthy flavors and loaded with good-for-you nutrients, it’s superb with a slice of crusty bread – a favorite one-stop meal in this household!" Viviane Bauquet Farre of food & style, who created the recipe, exclaims.In addition to the beans and farro, the soup includes kale, canned plum tomatoes, onions, garlic, carrots and a potato."The soup is extremely easy to make, but it does take a bit of time to cut all the vegetables to size – a very worthwhile task though, as the assortment of all the veggies, cut in perfect, tiny pieces, makes the minestrone most delectable" Viviane says.Red chili pepper flakes add some heat. An herb bundle provides added flavor. (Click here to see featured recipe.)Viviane suggests serving the soup with a drizzle of rosemary-infused extra virgin olive oil.  If you don't have any rosemary, drizzle on a good olive oil like our medium-robust Arbosana, which pairs well with hearty soups.Bon appétit,Your friends at California Olive Ranch