Fall is in full effect. My air conditioner has officially gone into her off season.
There’s no need for the heat just yet either.
Now is the right time to get extra cuddly, wear fluffy socks around the house and long pajamas. Those twins Fleece & Flannel have come out of hibernation, where they were resting in a bin with the scarves and sweaters in the back of the closet.
But I digress. Soup, that’s what we’re here for. This weather requires it. Warms you right up.
This combination of white beans, kale and a few extras hit the spot. And it’s so quick and easy
- ** 1 package (4 to 5 links) Italian Sausage chopped (optional)
- 1 can Diced Tomatoes
- 2 cans Navy Beans
- 1 Onion
- 1 bunch of Kale
- 1 cups water
- 2 cup broth (chicken or vegetable)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Garlic powder
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Cook your sausage in a separate pan if you plan to include any. Shrimp is another good protein for this soup if you don’t care for sausage.
- Pour olive oil in the bottom of the pot, when it’s heated add our onions and chopped up kale, and saute until the onions are translucent. Add broth and water, let simmer. Rinse and drain your beans then add to the pot along with the tomatoes. Simmer and season with spices. Finally add your protein of choice, or none at all. It’s great without the meat too.