Having been on a spicy kick lately (with the gang away at Disney World) i was craving some spicy Italian Meal. I cut up one small zucchini in slices, 1/4 onion sliced, one large link of Hot Italian Sausage (remove casing), one carrot peeled, diced, 1 cup low sodium vegetable stock, 4 Roma Tomatoes, cut, 2 tablespoons tomato paste, 1/3 teaspoon red pepper flakes, one minced garlic clove, S & P, to taste.
I sauteed the hot Italian sausage in olive oil with the sliced onion, minced garlic until cooked through, transferred to a stock pot, added all other ingredients and covered on medium heat. I cooked it for about 15 minutes! Cut a chunk of Italian bread to soak up the juices. Garnished with grated parmesan.