About Kirby's Healthy Cooking

Welcome! My name is Kirby Miller and I am a home chef, self taught cook, lover of reading food blogs and cookbooks, teacher of in home healthy cooking classes, and a writer of my own healthy recipes. Along with this I am also a wife to a wonderful husband, a mom of two dogs, and a Kindergarten teacher!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

White Bean, Kale, and Ciabatta Soup

White Bean, Kale, and Ciabatta Soup

2 cups dried white beans
2 cups frozen kale
¼ loaf day old Ciabatta bread (tear in ½ inch chunks)
3 cups vegetable broth
fresh sage – about 10 pieces
4 garlic cloves (crushed)
1 bay leaf
2 cups water
½ tbsp kosher salt
Parmesan cheese
Olive oil


Soak beans in water over night. Drain and Rinse. In a large pot bring beans, water, and broth to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and add sage, garlic, and bay leaf.  Simmer beans for an hour. Add salt and cook for another 20 minutes.
Add the Kale to the beans and cook on medium low for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and add Ciabatta bread. Cover pot with lid and let sit for 20 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper.
Serve and top with a drizzle of olive oil and shaved parmesan cheese.  

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