Kale & Sausage Soup

The temps have dropped in to the fifties in Boston and we’re officially headed in to fall. We’ve admitted defeat and put the sandals away and pulled out the boots. Our morning runs along the river are getting progressively chillier and darker, but we’re determined to keep the winter hibernation at bay and keep our morning rendezvous kickin. We’re also making a steady transition to warmer foods. Cognizant of the anonymous taste tester’s desire for significantly heartier foods than what Steph and I sometimes lazily would call dinner, I wasn’t sure a big pot of soup would cut it for the week. But alas, he kept comin back for more – and even suggested this filling soup deserved a spot on the blog – so it’ll be put on rotation this winter. The chicken sausage makes it hearty and the quinoa makes it filling, and the kale keeps me feeling healthy. My gfs in DC threw us an awesome engagement fiesta a few weekends ago, so I thought it only fitting that the hot sauce in the party favors make a guest appearance for an added kick.


8 cups water & 2 vegetable bouillon cubes (or 1 can vegetable stock)
1 cup quinoa, cooked
2 chicken sausages, chopped
5 stalks kale, chopped
1 sweet onion (Whole Foods claimed “it looks like an onion, but tastes like a dream” and I’ll agree)
2 large carrots, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
3 red potatoes, cubed
Hot sauce to taste
Cook quinoa
Brown the chicken sausage and onions in a pan
Bring water and bouillon to a boil in a large pot
Add the potatoes, cook until soft
Add the veggies and sausage
Simmer for 20 minutes
Serve hot!



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