Perfect for all those cold days when Callie was renovating The Summer Breeze!
Heat 1-2 Tbsn olive oil (optional - add a pinch or more of red pepper flakes)
Add 2 medium leeks thinly sliced, 2 large carrots sliced, and 2 stalks celery diced. Sautee for 6-8 minutes.
Add 2 garlic cloves minced and Italian seasoning mix (or your choice of dried herbs) to taste. Sautee for 1 minute.
Add 6-7 cups vegetable broth and 2 cans of cannellini beans drained and rinsed. Bring to a boil.
Add as much kale as you want and simmer for 5 minutes.
Add fresh lemon juice (start with 1 Tbsp) and salt and pepper to taste
Stir and adjust seasoning
Serve with your favorite crusty bread.