Loved this recipe!!! I like the other person I didn't have fennel seeds and added oregano and my other favorite seasonings. De-dog-on-licious!!! GREAT!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!! I put it over rice.
It is just what it said - thick and hearty. I had to omit celery/fennel, as I did not have any, and substituted basil for oregano, for the same reason. I added a bit of cumin in the end, and some sugar to neutralise the tomatoes. The result was a beautiful, heavy, "full-bodied" soup that was indeed a meal in itself. Thank you for posting.