Kale, Sweet Potato and Sausage Soup

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I never envisioned that I would write a post about a recipe but as a friend of mine says “never say never”. I was actually hoping that my wife would put some of her delicious recipes up but that hasn’t happened yet. Maybe that will happen at some point in the future. Here’s a quick recipe that I made last night.

Total prep and cook time: 30 mins.

    Ingredients:

•1lb (500g) sausage.
•1 bunch Kale.
•1 large onion.
•3 long shaped sweet potatoes.
•1 teaspoon minced garlic.
•1 teaspoon tumeric.
•900g or 1L (one box) no salt added chicken broth.
•3 cups water.
•Half cube chicken Bovril.
•Soup pot.

    Steps:

1. Preheat oven to 400f and place sausage on parchment paper and bake for about 20 mins until cooked.

2. While sausage is cooking sauté onions and garlic with 1 tablespoon butter or oil until onions are translucent.

3. While onions are sautéing cut sweet potatoes into slices. Once onions are translucent add broth, water, Bovril, tumeric and sweet potatoes. Stir and lightly boil over medium heat. To give you an idea of the thickness of the slices:

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4. While the sweet potatoes boil remove the spines from the kale and cut up into bite size pieces. Discard the spines.

5. By now the sausage should be cooked. Cut them up into bite size pieces and add them to the soup. The potatoes should be soft and easily fall apart. Here’s what it looks like so far:20130218-180651.jpg

6. Add the kale but do not stir, just put them on top and let them steam for about 7 mins. With the kale added:

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7. Stir and serve:

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I recommend a nice bread to go with it.

Some recipes call for regular potatoes so you can substitute them for the sweet potatoes.

The kale and tumeric are supposed to help with inflammation and are said to be good at lowering cholesterol. The sweet potatoes are high in beta carotene, complex carbohydrates, fibre vitamin C, B6 and potassium.

Bonne Appetite and Happy Training.

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