Maria shows how she keeps her family's tummies full by making a hearty and filling Winter Minestrone. Minestrone is an Italian based soup made up of many different vegetables. This particular soup has onions, celery, carrots and garlic. You start by heating up oil in your pot. Then you add in your vegetables and let them get soft. Season your food by sprinkling on some black pepper, salt and rosemary. The great thing about making minestrone soup you can add whatever vegetables that you have on hand. After everything is seasoned you add in tomatoes, beans and chicken broth. Simmer your stew to let the flavors meld. At the end you can add in pasta so that it doesn't get too soft. Voila!