Episode 1. Cannellini Bean Concerto
I’m still partial to my Stoup name but I suppose Cannellini Bean Concerto isn’t too bad.
1 x 15 oz bag dried Cannellini Beans, cooked per instructions on the packet*
2 carrots – peeled, ¼” dice
1 white onion – finely diced
¼ cup fresh tarragon – stalks removed, leaves chopped
5 cups organic vegetable broth
1 large bunch kale – stalks removed & finely chopped, leaves roughly chopped. All rinsed in cold water, drained.
2 tbsp olive oil
S&P to taste
*NOTE: You can use any dried white beans or even canned beans if you prefer. My favourite choice for canned foods is Eden Organic. Not only do they support the Non-GMO Project they are GEO free and their cans are BPA free, all of which are better for your health.
Preheat soup pot on medium heat for 2 minutes. Drizzle olive oil in pot. Add onions and sauté for 3 minutes stirring occasionally. Do not brown. After 3 minutes add in carrots. Continue cooking for another 3-5 minutes with the lid on, stirring occasionally. This will create steam to cook the carrots faster.
Once the carrots begin to soften add in the tarragon, stir.
Add in cooked beans, quick stir then add broth, mix well. Bring to a boil and once boiling reduce heat to a simmer. Once simmering add in the kale stalks, which will soften in the broth. Continue cooking with lid on for about 15 minutes or until the carrots are soft, stirring occasionally.
Next add the chopped kale leaves, simmer for another 5 or 10 minutes max.
Taste and season with S&P.
All recipes are made with the finest quality farmers market whole foods, natural and non-processed ingredients as much as possible.