Turkey Sausage, Kale, and Butternut Squash Soup
This weekend, I was feeling a little under the weather. I caught a slight cold and have not been feeling myself. I decided to make a healthful pot of soup. I started the soup by sautéing italian turkey sausage with the casings removed. Then after the sausage was browned, I added fennel, carrots, and onion, a pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper. Once the vegetables were soft, I added a cup of champagne (it was already open in the fridge; you can also use white wine) and about two quarts of chicken broth. Then I added a tablespoon of fresh grated nutmeg, a palmful of cumin, and an entire butternut squash that I peeled and diced. I let this simmer for about 20 minutes or so until the squash was softened. I added kale that I trimmed and cut into small pieces. I let the soup simmer for another 20 minutes. As the final step, I added a can of small white beans and warmed them through for another five minutes. The final product was delicious and warmed my entire body through. It is a great dish for a cold, snowy day. Give it a go and you won’t be disappointed!