i originally found this recipe on real simple and have made it many of times. i love the soup, but over the time have altered the recipe to make a more delicious version.
it's a hearty, warm soup (with a kick!) that leaves you feeling light and is a good throw all for greens and vegetables that need to be cooked. last night i used a batch with some kale that had about reached it's end, and substituted the white beans i usually used for a dry bean mix.
i also added chili powder which i think turned the soup into something really great.
it's cloudy and rainy here in san diego, a real oddity, and this soup fits my day perfectly.
try it out and let me know how it goes!
mixed bean and kale soup