White Bean and Kale Soup:
*5 cups chicken stock
*1/2 small sweet onion, minced
*2 cloves garlic, minced
*1 celery stalk, chopped fine
*2 bay leaves
*1 bunch fresh kale, rinsed and chopped
*1-2 cups cooked white beans of your choice
*sea salt and pepper
*1 Tbsp butter or olive for sauteing
In a large soup pot, saute onion, celery and garlic in butter or olive oil for about 7 minutes. Add stock and bay leaves. Season with salt and pepper. Gently simmer for about 15-20 minutes, covered. Add beans. Cook a few more minutes before adding kale. Allow to wilt. Adjust seasonings. Remove from heat and serve.
*Variations- add roasted chicken for a heartier version.