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A Kale-Friendly Minestrone To Warm Your Soul

Julia Baldassano
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November 6, 2013
November 6, 2013

Need a new way to incorporate kale into your cool weather meals? Warm up with this delicious and satisfying version of an Italian classic...It's made with real ingredients only and is 100% vegan-friendly!

Ingredients:

(serves 6)

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  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely diced
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup celery, finely diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 cups organic Tuscan kale, washed and chopped
  • 1 15-ounce can organic diced tomatoes
  • 1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups organic vegetable stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon unrefined sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Fresh flat Italian parsley, for garnish

Directions:

Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.

Add the onion, garlic, celery, and carrots and sauté for about 5 minutes.

Stir in the salt, pepper, oregano, and red pepper flakes.

Add the kale and cook for an additional 2 minutes, or until softened.

Add the tomatoes, beans, vegetable stock, and water.

Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and let simmer for 30 minutes.

Serve and garnish with parsley if you wish.

Super quick, easy and delicious! Enjoy...

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Julia Baldassano
Julia Baldassano

Julia Baldassano is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of New York and a Holistic Health and Wellness Coach. She helps women lose weight in a healthy, natural and pleasurable way, embrace their body and reestablish balance in their lives by focusing on self-care and a real food diet. To learn more about Julia visit Body Beautiful by Julia. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter for exclusive tips and posts.