For the past 3 weeks we’ve been enduring the rain. I’ve decided to go with the flow and make SOUP! Yes, I’m feeling the warmth of the broth and zing of the red pepper flakes! I had to do something to get the blue sky back, and cooking does it for me! I bought some of the best organic THICK bacon I’ve ever eaten and decided to stray from my golden path of no legumes and combine this delicious bacon with red, black, garbanzo and pinto beans fortified with kale. Normally, I prefer using dried beans. I use1/4 cup of each and cook them in a crock pot until done, about 4 to 7 hours. Since we were camping, I used organic canned beans with no salt. Although this makes enough for 8 servings, we managed to devour it in two meal between our big crew!!!