I’m freezing cold. I want Taco Bell. I want to eat vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce in a hot tub.
I can feel myself being a major brat.
I’ll settle for a giant scarf. A big bowl of this healthy soup. Hot chocolate and a bath… and I’ll stop being a dang brat.
I like kale as much as I like brownies.
Wait… could Kale Brownies be a thing? My head might explode.
Let me tell you why this soup makes everything better.
Big, gnarly kale leaves are shredded and cooked down with delicious sweet potatoes (yams), swimming in a slightly spicy coconut broth. With the flavors of turmeric, ginger and coconut… this soup is super comforting and delicious served over a big bed of brown rice.
Healthy. Warm. Comforting.
Follow with a warm bath and a brownie… just cause that seems dreamy.
Kale and Sweet Potato Soup
inspired by Food and Wine
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, chopped fine
3/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon crushed red peppers
3/4 pound kale, tough stems removed and roughly chopped
1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (yams), peeled and diced into 3/4-inch cubes
1 1/2 quart chicken or vegetable broth
1 teaspoon salt
fresh ground pepper, to taste
1 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk
2 cups cooked brown rice
In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook down until tender and translucent, about five minutes. Add the garlic, ginger, turmeric and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring, for about 1 minutes.
Add the sweet potato chunks and stir.
Add the chicken or vegetable broth and bring to a simmer.
Add the kale once the broth is simmering and submerge all of the leaves, helping them to cook down.
Cook for about 20 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes have become tender.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Lastly, stir in coconut milk, heat through and serve over a bed of brown rice.
Yesterday, I was given more types and amount of kale than I know what to do with by a local organic farmer. I also happen to love sweet potatoes. Therefore, I fully intend to try this recipe very soon =) Thanks!
If you try Kale Brownies let me know. They might be good, who knows?
Um…FANTASTIC! Thank you!
The same day you posted this beauty.. I made a Giant pot.. and it have been my lunch and dinner every day since! Horray!
This is delicious!! Love soups and this one is yummy. The addition of coconut milk is great.
This was delicious. My husband loved it which is surprising since it didn’t involve meat. And the 4 kids ate it up, too!
Thanks for continuing to inspire.
We ate this last night (and lunch today) SOO GOOD!! It might be something I make every week this winter! Yum!
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I just love soup in wonter ( and other seasons as well! ) This one looks so comforting!
I’ll tell you, I always thought of kale as that leafy veggie in the produce section that no one really eats, but for some reason it is always there. Like maybe the kale gods forced all of the grocers to sell it out of fear of the kale god’s wrath, even though EVERYONE knows it’s not really edible… But now you are telling me it is, in fact, edible? Color me shocked. Now I just have to work up the nerve to try it!
the salty girl
god i love kale! in the winter i make big batches of soup and live off them for days. this is going to be added to the rotationnnnn!
Nicole @ The Dirty Oven
Wow…this sounds so good right now. I am freezing cold and probably only going to have a boring salad. I like Mylene’s idea of adding some sriracha and almonds on top….to spice it up a bit.
Thanks for the inspiration.
I made this last night… heavenly!!! Yep, three exclaimation marks. Thanks Joy :)
PS. Added cilantro, sriracha and chopped almonds on top. Super yum.