They're calling for another blizzard like storm in PA. Shocker I know. I am normally a big fan of the winter, speaking out against the naysayers, praying for snow and looking forward to the idea of a fun ski vacation. This year, with the amount of snow we’ve already had (we’re up to 5 snow/ice days already!) I’m a bit over it. Maybe its because my snow days now mean that I’m cooped up inside, skipping workouts and trying my darndest to work remotely.

So with more snow in the forecast, I’m searching and dreaming about recipes that warm the soul and keep away the dreary winter blues. This recipe was inspired after digging through my fridge desperately trying to find a way to make soup with the ingredients I have on hand. FYI: I have at least 4-5 packs of chicken sausage on hand at all times. It’s the one true love of my belly.

That said, this soup pretty much revolves around the right sausage flavor. I had some mild and spicy Italian that I mixed together to kick up the heat. Certainly there are many substitutes that can be made with this recipe, so feel free to get creative!

Chicken Sausage and Kale Soup

Yield: 6 – 2 cup servings
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes (tastes even better the next day)

Ingredients:

1 box of organic free-range chicken broth
2 cups water
1 can of diced tomatoes
2 packs of chicken sausage (sliced thick) I used mild and spicy italain
3 cups of dinosaur kale chopped
2 Tbsp of garlic powder
2 Tbsp of hot sauce
1 tsp of red pepper flakes
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

In a pot, add the chicken stock and water and tomatoes. Next add the garlic powder, hot sauce and pepper flakes. 

Rough Chop the chicken sausage and kale into bite size pieces. You will want to keep the sausage in larger chunks so that it doesn’t shrink once in the soup. Add the sausage and kale to the pot.

Bring the soup to a boil and reduce to medium heat for 20 minutes.

This would be great served with some Blue Diamond Almond Crackers or some sliced cheese on the side!

Question of the day: How much snow have you gotten so far? Is there a certain type of recipe you lean towards when the weather turns cold?
 


This sounds so good! Soup to warm the soul! I love comfort soups in the cold weather!

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