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Sausage Potato Kale Soup



I am so excited for Halloween to get here! I can’t wait to go Trick or Treating with my niece! I’m going to make a big pot of Chili and some biscuits for my family that is coming over.EEEEK! And probably Enfrijoladas for my Dad. He’s  kind of picky when it comes to what he eats.

We have had some beautiful weather so far this fall and it seems that it’s going to start getting colder which means more soups , more eating and more naps. That is not good for me!

Well, this soup is kind of healthy!

This was nice and tasty!


  • 1 pound italian sausage (I used mild sausage)
  • 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 2 large bunches of kale, stemmed and chopped, about 4 overflowing handfuls
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 4 medium or 2 large russet baking potatoes, sliced
  • 8 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream




Spiced Red Lentil, Tomato and Kale Soup



It has been a positively quiet weekend…maybe too quiet! It’s been a crazy weather weekend…warm temperatures, wind, rain, flood advisories, thunder…each of them have their beauty except the flood advisories!

A few days ago I received my November Ipsy Glambag. I love this makeup subscription! For ten dollars a month you receive an awesome selection of cosmetics/beauty products to try. I have been a member since August and have not been disappointed at all. It fulfills my makeup obsession. You definitely get beauty products worth way more than $10!

I look forward to this surprise every month! If you want to sign up for a subscription go here Ipsy and subscribe! I am sure you will not be disappointed. I absolutely love it!

Soup is such a comforting meal even when it doesn’t have a bit of meat in it. My girls are carnivores so they totally prefer soup with meat in it but once in a while it is totally ok to forgo the meat.

This was really good and the spice is delicious. I think I could become a vegetarian if I had to, but my girls would not be able to handle not eating meat!

Spiced Red Lentil and Kale Soup


  • 1 tsp coconut oil (or other oil)
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 & 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp smoked sweet paprika, to taste
  • 1/8th tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 14-oz can diced tomatoes
  • 5-6 cups vegetable broth, more if desired
  • 1 cup red lentils, rinsed and drained
  • fine grain sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 handfuls torn kale leaves or spinach


1. In a large pot, sauté the onion and garlic in oil for about 5-6 minutes over medium heat. Add in the celery and sauté for a few minutes more.

2. Stir in the bay leaf and the spices (cumin, chili powder, coriander, paprika, cayenne). You can add half the spices and add more later if you prefer.

3. Stir in the can of tomatoes (including juice), broth, and lentils. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and then simmer, uncovered, for about 20-25 minutes, until lentils are tender and fluffy.

4. Stir in kale or spinach and season to taste adding more spices if you wish.

I am off to write my Thanksgiving Menu and grocery list. Is yours ready?



Recipe source ohsheglows


Kale, Chickpea and Chicken Soup and a Halloween Wreath!



It is totally fall weather! Boot weather! And I just realized I need…ok, I want another pair of boots in a color other than black. The shoe drama never ends for me!

I made a new “wreath” for my door. I have way too many wreaths and definitely need to cutdown. Well, I shouldn’t say that I made it because my husband did all the work. I bought the hollow pumpkin at Michaels using my 50 percent off coupon. I love sales!

My husband cut the pumpkin in half. I used blue painters tape to section off the areas that I did not want to get painted. I used a chevron pattern. My husband then painted the pumpkin for me…Thanks! There were a couple of leaks of paint so if you make a wreath similar to this make sure you pat down your tape really well so that the paint doesn’t run. I made a cute bow using my old fashioned Bow-Dabra (I love that thing!) and tied it to the stem of the pumpkin with the ribbon used to tie the bow together.  So now I have two cute wreaths for about $8. Not bad, not bad at all!

Soup, soup, soup! I love it! This soup was filling, healthy and warmed the bellies! I have really done well in incorporating more veggies into recipes and into searching for recipes that contain more vegetables.


Kale, Chickpea and Chicken Soup


  • 1 cup dry garbanzo beans soaked overnight ( or 1 can of garbanzo’s rinsed and strained.)
  • 2 Quarts flavorful chicken stock (8 cups) or veggie stock
  • 1 Cup diced onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 T fresh rosemary
  • 2-4 Cups chopped kale
  • 1-2 cups cooked chicken -shredded or cut into bite sized pieces.
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • cracked pepper
  • chile flakes (optional)
  • squeeze of lemon
  • 1/2 tsp soy sauce


Saute onion in 2 T olive oil on med heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and rosemary. Saute 2 minutes. Add chicken stock, garbanzo beans and bay leaves, bring to a boil. Cover and simmer on low heat until beans are tender, about 30 minutes. Add chicken and chopped kale. Simmer 10 minutes. Add salt, cracked pepper, soy sauce and a light squeeze of lemon. Taste for salt.

This soup could not have been any easier or any yummier!


Recipe source feastingathome