Two years ago I read the book Clean by Dr. Alejandro Junger, M.D. After reading the book I decided to try clean eating for myself. It was a little difficult at first but then I loved it and now I do the “Clean” for 3 weeks once a year. Clean eating really leads to discovering healthy clean cooking and that is when I started making Beans and Greens. When I first made it the kids were a little less that excited but then it slowly became a bi-weekly staple for dinner and now they love it. Well, 2 out of my 3 kids love it and there other one eats it. So, as the weather is cooling off it is time to bring soup back to the table. Welcome back Beans and Greens.
Kale, Cannellini Beans, Chicken or Vegetable Broth, Onion, Garlic and a pinch of salt.
In a pot, heat a bit of olive oil
Saute the chopped garlic and onion until tender
Add the washed chopped kale (remove the leafy part of the kale from it’s firm stem by pulling the leaves away)
Once the kale has cooked down a bit, it will reduce in volume and become even greener that when you started
Add the can of drained and rinsed cannellini beans and broth, or stock
Let all of the ingredients hang out together and get to know each other for about 20 minutes
Salt to taste AND It is especially good if you sprinkle your beans and greens with parmesan cheese! I like to add hot pepper flakes to mine too.
Health and Happiness-Andrea