Well, I promised to do something amazing with that vegetable broth I cooked up yesterday, and I did! I had a nice stash of local red potatoes and kale, so I figured I would make a soup out of them. I added a little red pepper flakes, and the soup was perfectly spicy and hearty.
I have to say that the thing that makes this soup is the homemade broth. If you don't have homemade broth, don't bother. Also, I put a lot more potato in this soup than soups like this usually call for. I found this to be more pleasant than some "green soups" that are really heavy on the greens.
Since this soup has a good amount of kale (on of the healthiest foods around), it's really good for you. Serve it with some toasted sprouted bread or a green salad.
Spicy Potato Kale Soup
6 cups homemade vegetable broth
6 cups chopped red potato
1 bunch kale, leaves and stems chopped
salt to taste
red pepper flakes to taste
Put the broth and potatoes in a pot together. Raise to a boil and let simmer until the potatoes are soft. Stir in the kale and cook for another 10-12 minutes until the kale is cooked. Stir in salt and red pepper flakes to taste. Serve immediately.
Variations: You could use any sort of green in this soup, and you could even add a cooked grain at the end for some heft. Partially or totally puree the soup to play with the texture.