1Heat a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add oil and garlic when you smell the garlic add all the vegetables and stir. Continue cooking the vegetables until they begin to soften.
2Add tomato, pepper, basil, oregano, red pepper flakes and a 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Bring to a boil lower heat and simmer till vegetables are cooked. If the stew is thick add more water.
Serve over Bow Tie , Shells or Fusilli pasta. Top with Parmesan Cheese
3This stew has a thin consistency.
This stew improves with age so making a day ahead or early in the day and letting it sit makes it better.