Monthly Archives: October 2015

Kale Lemon Soup

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The storm is coming and that means wet, cold, and just plain unpleasant weather. This type of day deserves an awesome healthy and hot soup to make it a little better using none other than my favorite ingredient; kale! I have made many different variations of this soup but one that I love is inspired by Nutrition Diva that features kale, lemon, and my own substitution of quinoa instead of rice.

The recipe follows as such:

1/2 pound fresh kale

2 cups organic chicken stock

2 cups water

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

1/2 cup quinoa

Juice from 1 fresh lemon (1/4 cup)

1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Salt and pepper, to taste

  1. Cook quinoa according to directions

2. Coarsely chop kale, discarding thick stems

3. In a large saucepan or soup pot, heat oil over medium heat and add onion, cooking until translucent, 5 to 6 minutes.

4. Add broth, kale, rice, lemon juice and zest to onions in soup pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and      simmer 30 minutes or until rice is tender.  (Add more water or broth, if needed.)  Season with salt and pepper.

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