2 slices bacon (optional)
one small onion, diced
2 x garlic cloves, diced
2 tsp dried thyme
crushed red pepper
(1) can fire roasted crushed tomatoes, 28 oz.
4 cup chicken broth, plus additional to thin soup as needed
3 x ribs of celery, sliced on the bias into 1/2 inch pieces, then halved
4 large leaves of kale, stems removed, washed well and sliced into 1-inch pieces.
(1) can cannellini beans, with liquid, 15 oz.
1 cup small pasta
salt and pepper