If you're looking for a comforting, nourishing hug in a bowl, try this soup!
Heat the oil in a 4 to 6-quart pot over medium heat. Add the onion and saute for about 5 minutes.
Add the remaining chopped vegetables, beans, thyme (if you have it) and vegetable stock. Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Add kale, parsley, salt and pepper, and simmer for 5 more minutes.