I find nothing more satisfying than a hot bowl of brothy vegetable soup when I'm trying to shake off winter and a head cold at the same time. Not much appetite, even less energy… you know the routine. There's no better cure than a hot bowl of broth and vegetables to warm up a cranky stomach and to keep the effort of cooking to a minimum. Chop and toss the ingredients in the pot as the broth is heating, and you've got a delicious and nourishing trouble-free dinner for any invalid. The steam from the soup filling the kitchen is invigorating by itself.
The bean stock left over from the cannellini bean sauce and herbed tomato sauce over carrot rice was the perfect — and convenient — base for this soup, but any vegetable stock will make a really nice soup too. My bean stock was already garlicky, so if you're using another vegetable stock add another clove or two of garlic, since garlic not only goes so well with kale but is good for colds too.
|Kale and Vegetable Soup|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on April 10, 2008
A simple, warming and comforting bowl of nourishing kale and vegetables in a seasoned broth