This is reviewed for PAC Fall 06. This is a very good soup and at only 4% fat and under 4 g's of sugar my diabetic self is very happy indeed. I used the veggie stock option and a package of frozen chopped spinach. I think that the veggie stock helped a lot to add body and depth to the flavor. Is there anything nicer than a good soup or stew simmering slowly on the stove? I did cut the garlic back to two cloves and for us that was just right and I didn't drain the beans. It all went into the pot. This is a good soup right off the stove and I expect it will be even better tomorrow at lunch. It's a keeper. Loved it.