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What to do with Kale?

Kale & Kielbasa Soup
Lately, I've been making some yummy green drinks which my two year old son really seems to enjoy.  Crazy, right?  Well, today I decided I needed to use more of my kale - this time, in a soup.

Ingredients: 2 handfuls of kale 1 pinch of salt 1 small white onion 1 garlic clove 1 tbsp olive oil 3/4 of 14 oz kielbasa sausage (use all if meatier soup is desired) 5 cups of chicken broth (use a tad more if you feel it needs to be soupier or if you use more kielbasa) 1 can (rinsed & drained) cannellini beans 1 cup small pasta (small elbow or shells) Lemon
Start  off by blanching the kale with a pinch of salt.  Then I poured cold water on it to stop the cooking. (It can finish softening in the soup - the blanching keeps your soup from being green).


Next, put olive oil in stock pot, add diced onion and sliced kielbasa until onion is translucent.  Add minced garlic. 


After a few minutes, add the chicken broth.  When it begins to boil, add the kale, beans and pasta.  Cook for…