Monday, February 20, 2012

Vegetable Tuscany Soup - Veg option available

Super awesome soup. Kid friendly and full of the "healthiest food in the world" (according to me, no I'm not a doctor, a naturalist or anything of the sort, just my vote, but it has to be better than my almost 4 year old's opinion, which is "fen fen" - she made it up, little does she know of the issues people had in the 90s with fen-phen!)

To the receipe:

4 links of chicken or veggie italian sausage. Diced
2 red bell peppers, diced
1-2 tsp chopped garlic (2-3 cloves works nicely)
1 diced onion (white or red, if you like the tang)
Water to cover or to your taste (I used around 4.5 cups)
Potatoes Diced
Other vegetables pureed as you see fit (optional, but definitely increases vitamins!)
2-3 tomatoes (i blend in my ninja, but chopped roughly works well)
1-2 cups cream
Kale, roughly chopped

In a large pot, fry your sausage and garlic with the diced peppers in a pan of your choice. Add in onion soon after the sausage is mostly cooked. Add in your potatoes and vegetable puree, as well as your tomato. Stir well. Bring to a simmer and add your water. Bring to a boil and add your cream, stirring constantly. Add in your kale at the end. I topped with cheese, but I have a 21 month old cheese monster :)

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