Soup is my favourite dish to make. Yes, I love salads, saute’s and the like, but there is something about soup.
Soup freezes like a dream. Sure there are some soups that cannot be frozen and thawed with the same consistency, such as soups with egg in them; however, you can create many soup bases, and ad the bulk fresh to cater to your whims.
Another reason soup is something special is that you can convenience your way to a delicious end result. In the case of soup, convenience products like pre-made broth, rotisserie chickens, drain and rinse beans and legumes come very much in handy and means that you can build several delicious soup bases quickly.
In this recipe I used remade bouillon, canned chickpeas, crushed tomatoes from a jar and a can of coconut milk; I used green onions instead of white or red, because of how much easier they are to cut and use; and the sausage was pre-made, procured from a deli counter.
There are good convenience products and bad convenience products; McDonald’s is not an ideal convenience product, but a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken is perfect, because it help create ease around meal planning.
Because of the ease I created around this meal, it literally took 20 minutes to put together; it would have taken me less time if I’d bought pre-cut kale- so feel free to cut that corner too!
Make this soup and make lots of it, because it thaws like a dream, the only exception in this recipe in regards to freezing is you must wait until the soup is completely cool to stir in the kale and then freeze it in portions. Or you could stir the kale fresh when you heat the soup to eat. It really is up to you.
Whatever you do make sure you make this soup? Ok? Ok!