The Relish magazine comes in our local paper occasionally. This recipe was included in the recent issue. This is a hearty, flavorful soup that is perfect for Ryan's new diet. He can't eat most grains in addition to dairy and processed meat. So, I omitted the bacon and sauteed the vegetables in extra virgin olive oil. I also omitted the spinach- just because I forgot to thaw some frozen spinach- and the parmesan cheese.