Step 1: Here is what you need.
1 pound bag of white beans - I used great northern beans but really any white bean will work
5-6 carrots - sliced
onion - diced
garlic - one smashed clove is enough for me
chicken base - or chicken stock, just use the stock instead of water
thyme - love it
olive oil - no Popeye though
bay leaves -2-3 is enough
fresh kale - I used 2 bunches for this amount of soup.
Optional -sausage or bacon ( I couldn't resist)
I used dried beans and soaked them overnight then pressure cooked them at pressure for 18 minutes. If you put dried beans into this soup it will not work. If a pressure cooker or the time to cook the beans is not available use canned. Save yourself the headache.