Winter white bean and veggie soup

Heres a recipe for a winter vegetable soup that's quick and easy, especially when you get everything from Trader Joes! Also, cheap! Heres the recipe:

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Winter white bean and veggie soup

2 Tbsp  extra virgin olive oil

1 onion, diced

2 carrots, peeled and diced

2 celery stalks, diced (or get the mirepoix from Trader Joes)

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 15oz can of chopped tomatoes with juice

1 head of cauliflower, chopped

1 15oz can of Cannelli (white) beans

1 bunch kale (or the prewashed bag from TJ)

shitake mushrooms, chopped

parmesan cheese (optional for vegans)

Directions: Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add cauliflower until it begins to brown, then add mirepoix (onions, celery, and carrots) and garlic. Cook and stir for about 8 minutes, then add tomatoes with juice, and turn the heat up to medium high. Continue to stir, about 3 minutes, then add 7 cups of water and beans (rinsed). Cook for another 10 mins, then add kale, and cook for another 2-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with parmesan. Enjoy!