Wash and snap beans into bite sized pieces (work but worth it!)
Cut carrot, potato, onion into bite sized chunks
Mince Garlic, remove stem and thin slice Kale.
In a large soup pot pour Grape seed oil and butter or earth balance
Add all cut up veggies and stir. Cook for about 3 minutes until onion is soft.
Add filtered water to the pot of veggies to cover veggies plus about 2 inches above veggies (about 4-6 cups of water).
Thin slice turkey bacon into bite sized pieces and add to pot. This is definitely optional, the soup is great without any meat. We did not add meat at our class and everyone LOVED the soup!
If using dried herbs, add them along with Better Thank Boullion, Celtic Sea Salt and Pepper. If using fresh herbs, just add everything but the herbs. Do not add fresh herbs until just before serving.
Cook for 20 minutes until potatoes and carrots are soft but not mushy.