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Kale and Potato Soup

Kale and Potato Soup

Kale belongs to the same cancer-fighting family that includes broccoli and cabbage, but its sweetness and superior cold-weather keeping qualities make it a popular autumn ingredient.

Kale and Potato Soup, with its moony potatoes and earthy kale, would have made a perfect potluck offering for a recent full moon celebration around a bonfire. It is simple earthy cooking at its best: the kale and tender potatoes combine beautifully with onions and garlic to make a simple soup rich in vitamins, minerals, and pleasure.

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 large potatoes, chopped
2 teaspoons dried thyme
6 cups vegetable stock
1 bunch kale, rinsed, stemmed, and coarsely chopped
Dollop of sour cream and sprinkling of toasted pumpkin seeds, optional garnish

1. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat, add onion and garlic, and saute, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, being careful not to brown the garlic. Add potatoes, stirring to coat with oil. Sprinkle with thyme.

2. Add stock and bring to a boil, then cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Add kale and continue cooking another 15 minutes, until potatoes are soft and kale is tender.

3. Lightly mash the potatoes with a potato masher and serve soup in warmed bowls with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of pumpkin seeds, if desired.

Serves 6.

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By Cait Johnson, author of Witch in the Kitchen (Inner Traditions, 2001).

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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9:41AM PDT on Mar 24, 2013

Saving this recipe for tomorrow night!!! Thank you.

6:37AM PST on Dec 15, 2011

Will definitely be making this real soon, thanks so much for the recipe..

1:23PM PST on Dec 8, 2011

Thank you

6:23AM PST on Dec 8, 2011

thanks.

6:14AM PDT on Aug 22, 2011

I want to try it.

6:12AM PDT on Aug 22, 2011

Yummy! Thanks for this recipe.

2:11AM PDT on May 8, 2011

Thanks for the article.

5:49PM PST on Feb 2, 2011

Thanks.

2:13AM PST on Dec 31, 2009

I knew I should have checked here… I just published a post on Tuscan kale. How was Mexico? Feel fluent again?

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12:03PM PST on Dec 19, 2009

sounds goooooooooooooood

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