Rejuvenating Soup

When Nikki was visiting this weekend, I was telling her about my favorite soup to make and promised her I would post the recipe this week so here it is! I love this soup at anytime, but especially when I’m feeling run down. I just made it last night, but used spinach instead of kale… I have to say that it was still good, but I really missed the kale.  Whether you use kale or another green (I highly recommend kale), this soup will definitely leave you feeling comfortably full and rejuvenated!

All Natural Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 cloves (or more) garlic chopped
  • half an onion chopped
  • 1 large bunch organic kale (definitely want to go organic since kale is a member of the “Dirty Dozen“)
  • 2 cans cannellini beans (~15.5 oz cans aka the small ones OR 1 large can)
  • 1 32 fl oz box of all natural chicken stock + 2 cups of  either chicken stock/vegetable stock/good quality H20
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • dash of hot sauce
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper and/or red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • sea salt & black pepper

How to:

  1. Heat oil in large pot
  2. Add onion & garlic
  3. Give the onion & garlic a good salt & peppering
  4. Stir 5 minutes to avoid burning
  5. Pour in chicken stock + extra stock/water
  6. Add veggies & beans
  7. Add a few dashes of apple cider vinegar and/or hot sauce
  8. Add oregano, cayenne/red pepper flakes, additional salt & pepper to taste
  9. Let simmer for 1 hour or longer
  10. Enjoy!

16 thoughts on “Rejuvenating Soup

  1. I really like kale…That soup sounds great! Thanks,sweetie
    I will need a little “pick-me-up” by Friday (for sure)

    Ps: I am hosting a headband GIVEAWAY today! Please, join in!

  2. Ohh thank you! I’m making it this week b/c I still have a sore throat :(
    Love You! xxxxxx
    PS- made chicken with the peppers last night (the way you did it) !!

  3. Oh that soup looks so delicious! I used to make something similar, but without the beans, and used kale or chard…this looks perfect for the upcoming weekend! I might just have to make it – thank you! :)

    Btw, those English teas really are darn delicious! :) :) I feel kinda gyped in America sometimes – even the American Twinings is a terrible version of the UK Twinings! (Sigh, does this make me a tea snob, how terrible!)

  4. Looks yummy!!! I’ll take enough for the whole family! Let me know when I can come pick it up…LOL!!!!

    Can’t wait to try it! Sounds like a good Thursday night dinner!


  5. I’ve never been a huge fan of chicken noodle soup, so this is the perfect alternative when I’m not feeling well. I’m definitely trying it. It sounds so easy and delicious! Thanks!


  6. This sounds perfect! Thanks for sharing! Oh, and a benefit of using kale is that it doesn’t leach the iron out of your body like spinach supposedly does. And, of course, it is more delicious I think.

  7. Looks super healthy and delicious! ( I somehow missed this post before) Anyway enjoy In Style-I have not had much time to read so I skipped over Oct and just went to Nov. There are tons of great websites and shopping links in the Nov issue. Happy reading!!! naina

  8. Annie, I made this soup for company last night and everyone loved it (even the babies)! I used veggie stock instead of chicken, and sprinkled some fresh parm cheese on top, but I want to try grated sheep milk’s romano next time… I think it will compliment the white beans. AMAZING!

    I must admit, lately when I have been in a tizzy about dinner, your site is one of the first places I search for recipe ideas. So thanks again!

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