This soup is inspired by Casa Costa Bakeshop, in Leander Texas. I worked at this adorable bakery that was in this bright teal 1940s Cottage, that you could've pulled straight out of a Southern Home Magazine. It is ran by a Portuguese/American/Brazilian family, and they made their family's traditional Kale Soup at least once a week in the winter. Until then, I had never cooked with Portuguese or Brazilian influences, and that (almost) year I really learned that sometimes the SIMPLEST flavors can make the most heart warming dishes....oh, and lots of garlic!
I never actually saw how they made their soup, besides glances and smells. I loved the smells in that little bakery, & all the beautiful stands we would display our delicious desserts on. It was the cutest bakery I have ever worked in, with the sweetest desserts, and the strongest Brazilian coffee.
Its finally "winter," here in the Texas Hill Country, & all I could think about was making soup tonight. I wanted something warm, and HEARTY, that wasn't going to make me feel bloated, or lethargic. So I thought back on what I was doing this time last year, and creating my own High Vibe Kale Soup was the first thing that popped into my head! This recipe is completely VEGAN, & is perfect for a wet, cold day when you're needing something HEARTY to put some LOVE into your heart! It a little bit of SUNSHINE on a gray day! I hope you guys enjoy this recipe!
My High Vibe Kale Soup (Inspired by Portuguese Kale Soup)
2 Bunches of Organic Curly Kale
5 Cloves of Garlic (Diced)
1 Russet Potato (Peeled, Diced, and put into water with a splash of Vinegar)
1 Can of Kidney Beans
1/2 Yellow Onion (Small Dice)
4 Beyond Meat Brat Style Sausages (Pan Seared, & sliced)
32 Oz. Organic Vegetable Stock
1 Packet of Sazon
2 tsp. Black Pepper
1 TB Himalayan Pink Salt
1 Cup of cooked Pasta
In a large pot, with a drizzle of Olive Oil, sweat diced Onions, & Garlic until translucent
Separately, boil water with salt for pasta!
Add in Kidney Beans & diced Potato
Cover with Vegetable Stock
Add in Sazon packet, Salt, Pepper
Simmer on low for 20 Minutes until Potatos are tender
Meanwhile, sear the sausage in a saute pan with a dash of olive oil on medium high heat until seared & golden
Cut sausage once done!
Boil Pasta once water is boiling until tender
In a serving bowl, put cooked pasta as the first layer
Cover with warm delicious soup
Garnish with Sausage :)