November 10, 2008

Cannellini Soup

I find that having soup for breakfast is a great way for my body to start the day. It's easily digested and requires less energy. This recipe is my favorite comfort soup.

I love using Imagine Organic No-Chicken Broth because it makes such a quick dish taste like it has been slow cooked all day.

If you have time to cook your own beans that's even better, but I find that Eden Organic canned beans are delicious and the only brand that I know of that takes special care to have BPA-free cans.

This is from their website:
Eden Organic Beans are packed in lead free tin covered steel cans coated with a baked on oleoresinous c-enamel lining that does not contain bisphenol-A (BPA). (Oleoresin is a natural mixture of an oil and a resin extracted from various plants, such as pine or balsam fir). These cans cost 14 percent more than the industry standard cans that do contain BPA. This costs Eden $300,000 more a year. To our knowledge Eden is the only U.S. company that uses this custom made BPA-free can.


1 onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped including the leaves
1-2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 (15 ounce) Eden Organic Cannellini Beans, drained
1/2 teaspoon thyme
pepper to taste
1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1-1 1/2 cups cooked turkey, cut in cubes Or: 2 slices of uncured turkey ham
1-32 Fl. Oz. (I Quart) box Imagine Organic No-Chicken Broth
1 cup green beans (optional)
1/2 cup frozen spinach, chopped (optional)

In a large soup pot, cook onions and celery in 1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil until soft.
Add seasonings: thyme, salt, and pepper and stir 1 minute.
Add broth and undrained cannellini beans and bring to a boil.
Add green beans and turkey/or ham and cook about 20 minutes or until the beans are tender.
If using spinach, add near the end of cooking and heat about 5 minutes until wilted.

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