"Clean out the fridge" Soup

What do you do when you have a couple of turnips, too many carrots, past-prime kale and celery, and one lonely onion? Make a soup and put all of it in there! It worked for me, so I would assume that it is a good way to clean out the fridge. After I put a pot of beans on the stove, the rest was pretty effortless. This soup does not have any intense flavors, if that is what you are looking for. It really just highlights the simple flavors of the different veggies, and the beans give it some hardiness. The soup should also accompany a grilled cheese pretty darn well :)

"Clean out the fridge" Soup
1 T. olive oil
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3-4 stalks of celery (i used the leafy ends)
5 whole carrots, diced
3 small turnips, diced
1 quart low sodium veggie stock + 2 cups water
3-4 cups of beans, or 2-3 cans (i used kidney beans)
kale or other winter greens
spices to taste: sage, thyme, pepper, salt, dash of cayenne pepper

Saute onions in oil for about 5 min.
Add garlic and celery- cook for another 5 min.
Add carrots, turnips- cook for 7 min.
Add stock and water. Cover and simmer for 10-15 min.
Add kale and beans. Cut off heat and let cool completely on the stovetop.

Happy Weekend!

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