1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup sliced carrots (3/16-inch thick)
1 cup sliced celery (3/16-inch thick)
1 cup diced yellow onion (1/3-inch)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped Italian parsley (leaves only)
1 tablespoon minced garlic
  Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 can (28 ounces) diced Italian plum tomatoes with juice
10 ounces Earthbound Farm Frozen Organic Kale (or 1 pound fresh lacinato "dino" kale, center ribs removed, leaves chopped into 1-inch pieces)
  extra-virgin olive oil (as garnish, optional)
2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
3 cups cooked white beans, such as cranberry, navy or cannellini (divided)
  croutons (as garnish, optional)
  Shaved parmesan cheese (as garnish, optional)