Nothing Left To Do But Eat: Sausage, Potato, Kale, and White Bean Soup
By JaxMullysMom on January 06, 2014
The high here today is -17°. (Yes, there is a negative sign before that number.) The wind chill is going to be -35° to -65°. It's going to be the coldest day in decades. The meteorologists are telling everyone to hunker down and bundle up for the arctic blast. Awesome. People are freaking out about it, too. Shelves at the grocery store are bare, there are lines at the gas pumps. Sounds like there's nothing left to do but eat! I'm making soup.
Most of the recipes for hearty "comfort-food" soups contain cream. Since I'm trying to be healthy, I wanted to find a way to get that creamy, silky texture but without all the fat. So I thought, hmmm ... what if I added some white beans to the pot and just boiled the you-know-what out of them? To my surprise, it totally worked! The beans melted right into the broth making it look and feel like a cream-based soup! Maybe if your Anthony Bourdain you'd be able to tell the cream was missing, but if you're just a regular eater like me, then I say: success!