Just Soup

Just Soup
6-8 big servings
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2 cups dried Great Northern Bean that have been soaked over night or brought to a boil in water to cover and left to soak for 1 hour. Drain

Saute in 1/3 cup olive oil (do this in the same large soup kettle you will be using to make the soup):

6 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 medium onions, chopped
3 stalks of celery, chopped
4 carrots, peeled and chopped

1 large can of diced tomatoes
1/2 head cabbage, chopped
1 pound fresh kale, rough chopped
2 or 3 medium cubed potatoes, I also use a turnip or two if I have them.

Add your drained beans back to the pot.

Season with:
Thyme (do not omit)
Crushed red pepper flakes
Big pinch of sugar

Add water, chicken or vegetable broth to cover, let simmer about 2 hours until the beans are tender.

If you feel like pasta add a cup or so of cooked elbow or your favorite pasta.

This is really good with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.