*1 tbsp. olive oil
*1 white or yellow onion, chopped
*2 celery stalks, chopped (including leaves)
*1 carrot, chopped
*1 turnip, peeled and chopped
*1 clove garlic, chopped
*2 bay leaves
*1 tsp. red pepper flakes
*1 tbsp. oregano
*3/4 cup dried white beans
*1/2 cup dried kidney beans
*1/2 cup fresh or frozen string beans
*1 can diced tomatoes
*3 cups water + 3 cups low sodium vegetable stock OR 6 cups water + 2 tbsp. soup mix
*Salt & pepper
Place white beans and kidney beans in bowl and top with water and let sit 12 hours or overnight.
Heat olive oil in large pot over medium-high heat and add onion, celery and carrots stirring every minute for 5 minutes. Add turnip garlic, bay leaves, red pepper flakes, oregano, salt and pepper and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Strain beans and stir into soup pot. Add can of diced tomatoes and stir. Then add water and soup stock, turn heat on high, cover and bring to a boil. At boil, turn heat down to low so soup will simmer and slightly uncover pot. Simmer for about 1-1.5 hours stirring every 20-30 min.