Healthy Aphrodisiacs and Minestrone (Simple, Delicious and Healthy Too)

A chunky broth ~
"It's been colder than usual lately in Rome, so minestrone soup seemed like a good idea"
International flavors like sesame oil and soy help an Italy-based expat stave off weeks and weeks of the same old minestrone... What to Do With Leftover Soup: Buy It a Passport |

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Made of human milk
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Healthy corner
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The mixer
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