Monday, January 9, 2012

Potato Kale Soup {Vegan}: This Week's Cravings {COMFORT FOOD}

Today's This Week's Cravings theme is COMFORT FOOD: Soups and Casseroles. January is lovely, wonderful National Soup Month (in case you can't tell, soup is one of my absolute favorite types of meals). Bug (our nearly 3-year-old) recently decided she is far too big for naps, so she's become my big kitchen helper.

She was so excited to pull the the kale leaves off all of the stems and place them in our veggie scrap bag for our Easy Slow Cooker Vegetable Broth that she wanted to put the veggies in, too! We had such a great time making this recipe, which is a favorite for my husband and I from the early days of our marriage. It's the first vegetarian recipe that I made for him from scratch that he really enjoyed. The soup's subtle spices, tender kale and creamy potato base are delightful for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike. It's creamy with or without milk and the kids like a little cheese on top of their bowls of soup. I'm sharing the delicious recipe Potato Kale Soup over at today.

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The soup is one of our all-time favorite homemade soup recipes. The kids can sometimes be a little weirded out by the kale in the soup, but they like the subtly-spiced creamy potato base immensely. My husband and I are both huge fans.

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My This Week's Cravings co-hostesses are: Tina at Moms Crazy Cooking, Angie at Big Bear's Wife and Nicole at The Daily Dish. As hostesses, we will try our hardest to visit as many of the links we can. We all enjoy your links and look forward to gathering recipes each week.
The party has a few SIMPLE RULES and all of the themes for the entire year are list here on the THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS tab at Moms Crazy Cooking. Plan ahead, check out the weeks you want to make sure to link up or just browse them to see what's going on.

This Week's Cravings Upcoming Linky "THEMES"
Here is a complete list of the past and what's coming up next on THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS!
    • January 16: CHEESE LOVER DAY... YUMMY Cheese recipes
    • January 23: Homemade Pies
    • January 30: Recipe from Your Favorite COOKBOOK
    • February 6: Nutella DAY (Peanut Butter, Almond Butter & More)

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      This week's theme is: COMFORT FOODS: SOUPS & CASSEROLES

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      This week's theme is: COMFORT FOODS: SOUPS & CASSEROLES

      Please only link recipes with our theme!


      1. I would love this recipe, but the link gets me nowhere! Can you help:?

      2. I was excited about this recipe, too, especially since I have lots of potatoes and kale right now that I need to use up before they go bad! I am having the same problem... can't find the recipe anywhere! Even tried searching on the recipe link at the top of this page, plus searching around the blog you mentioned. Hope to see this fixed soon!

      3. Hi Kristi, Thanks for hosting. Great to be back again this week and what a fabulous theme. I picked a recipe from the archives since I think this is the perfect winter soup.

        I'm hosting Whole Food Wednesday this week. Hope to see you there!