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  • Bean Soup with Kale

    Ingredients
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    8 garlic cloves, minced
    1 medium yellow onion, chopped(if can tolerate otherwise use chives)
    4 cups raw kale, chopped ( be sure to remove the spiny sections)
    4 cups IC friendly chicken broth or IC friendly vegetable broth, divided
    2 (15 ounce) cans beans of your choice and tolerance(eg. cannellini/White Kidney beans, navy beans undrained split
    2 cups sliced carrots
    2 teaspoons Italian herb seasoning(IC friendly)
    salt and pepper
    1 cup chopped parsley
    shredded parmesan cheese(if tolerated)

    Directions
    In a large pot, heat olive oil.
    Add garlic and onion; saute until soft and the onion is transparent.
    Wash the kale, leaving small droplets of water. Saute, stirring, until wilted and a lovely emerald green, about 15 minutes.
    Add 3 cups of the broth, reserving 1 cup, 2 cups of the beans, reserving 1 cup, herbs, salt and pepper.
    Simmer until carrots are tender(aprox 15mins)
    In a blender or food processor, mix the reserved beans and broth until smooth.
    Stir into the soup to thicken it nicely.

    Directions
    Simmer 15 more minutes.
    Ladle into bowls; sprinkle with chopped parsley and shredded parmesan.
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