1 head kale (leaves torn and soaked, no stems)
1 lg onion, chopped
1-2 Tbsp minced garlic
1 quart veggie broth
1 c chopped carrots (I used @ 1 1/2 c + 1 stalk celery, chopped)
1/2 sm bag frozen green beans
1/2 small bag frozen baby limas or 1 can white beans (I used baby limas.)
1/2 c frozen corn
1 can crushed or petite diced tomatoes
1 Tbsp oil black pepper
Mrs. Dash extra spicy (I did not use this. I used veggie soup seasonings: thyme, sage, bay leaves, oregano...this is where you can make it your own)
2-3 c. water
Saute onion, garlic, carrots, celery and spices in oil till onion is translucent and veggies soften a bit. I skipped the oil and did this in a little water, stirring frequently and adding water as needed. Then add tomatoes with juice and 1 c of water. Stir well and cover the pot. Cook on high 7-9 minutes, stirring occasionally.
While veggies are cooking, tear up kale and soak it it water. Change the water and drain 3-4 times. Then microwave kale with a tsp of water for 7 minutes. Add it to your soup pot along with the vegetable broth and frozen veggies. Add enough water to submerge the veggies. Cook on md. heat for 1 hour, then on low for 1-2 additional hours. Stir occasionally and re season during cooking. I cooked mine a good 4 hours and it was delish!