Sauté 2 carrots, 2 celery stalks, 1 onion and 1 clove garlic, 1/2 zucchini.
1 large can diced tomatoes (not crushed)
1 can mixed beans
1/4 cup macaroni noodles (optional)
rind of parmesan (sounds a bit gross but is important!)
Cook for 30 minutes or so.
Just before serving, add 2 cups fresh baby spinach.
Garnish with parmesan and fresh basil.