I love, love, love to cook! This is a passion of mine, My family loves Nana's cooking/ baking!Hope this becomes a favorite in your kitchen,you can change the veggies,if you're not smitten to the ones I use:)I listen to Dean Martin when I cook & Im inspired! Enjoy!
In large stock pot, over medium heat,saute the onion, garlic, red pepper flakes carrot,parsnips just about 3- 4 minutes or so until the onions are soft.Add the Crushed tomatoes, stock, water.
Add in the lima beans, spinach, garbanzo beans, cannellini beans, lentils& barley,mushrooms.
Stir well and season with salt,pepper, thyme and a small piece of parmasan cheese rind, let simmer abt. an hour, stirring occasionally,adding pasta the last 15 minutes of cooking. Add additional water if it becomes to thick. Serve with crusty bread,Enjoy!!!