I could live on soup.
In fact, as long as I had a nice variety, I literally would eat soup every day of my life for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I have no idea why I feel this way about soup, but really, what’s not to like about it? Your options are endless. You can make a light soup or a hardy soup. You can make a puree or you can make one with all kinds of yummy texture and flavor. All I ask is that you don’t eat it out of a can.
Soup is easy to make yourself (not as easy as opening a can…but not much harder) and the payoff is huge. Just the fact that you’ve created something delicious from scratch all on your own is a plus. The fact that you can control what’s in it…that’s the important part. No chemicals, creepy thickeners, hidden allergens, or crazy genetically modified who knows what for you. Just simple organic ingredients that are beneficial for the whole family.
Spicy Sausage & Bean Soup
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Small Onion, chopped
1/2 Cup Celery, sliced thinly
2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
About 2 Cups of your favorite GF/DF sausage, sliced (I used Hot Italian Pork & Sweet Italian Chicken)
4 Large Tuscan Kale Leaves (rib removed) rolled, cut in half, and sliced thinly
1 Tablespoon Fresh Thyme Leaves
1/2-1 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes (depends on how spicy you like it)
1 15 oz. Can Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
1 15 oz. Can Black Beans, rinsed and drained
8 Cups Chicken Broth
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
Kosher Salt & Pepper to taste
Add the olive oil to a dutch oven or large pot and heat. Saute the onion, celery, garlic, sliced sausage, kale, thyme, and red pepper until the sausage is cooked through and the onion and celery are becoming translucent. Add the beans, broth, and Old Bay Seasoning and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down and simmer for 15 minutes. Add kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
Lazy Man’s Garlic Bread
*Super easy and a perfect way to use up leftover hamburger buns.
2 Udi’s Gluten Free Hamburger Buns
Earth Balance Soy Free Butter Spread
Open the buns and spread with butter. Sprinkle generously with garlic powder and dried oregano. Place under the broiler until golden.