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Re: Wonderful soup

I made this recipe tonight from Everyday Cooking with Dr. Dean Ornish. It was
absolutely wonderful!!! I feel compelled to share it.

White Bean Soup with Winter Greens

1 bunch kale or chard (10-12 ounces)
3 cups veggie broth ( I use vegt broth powder)
1 russet potato, cut in 1/4 inch dice
1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 tsps minced garlic
1 bay leaf
2 (15oz cans) navy beans or cannellini beans with juice
salt & pepper to taste
1 tsp grated lemon zest

Remove and discard tough kale ribs. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil
over high heat. Add kale leaves and boil 2 minutes. Drain in a colander. Rinse
with running cold water. Drain again well. Chop coarsely.
In a medium pot, combine broth, potaotes, onion, garlic, and bay leaf. Bring
to a simmer, cover, and adjust heat to maintain a simmer. Cook until potatoes
are just tender,about 10 minutes. Add beans and their liquid. Cook covered
over low heat, until potatoes are soft and flavors are well blended, about 20
Add chopped kale and simmer 5 minutes, uncovered. Season to taste with salt
and pepper. Remove bay leaf. Stir in lemon zest and serve.
Jan Bennicoff