Paleo Portuguese Kale Soup

What is that?!? Celery, silly! No, I did not take this picture, but I like this one because it shows you the coolest component of our recipe today. Celeriac, aka celery root, is a super delicious vegetable that lent itself exceptionally well to this soup. Sometimes I think the gnarliest looking foods make for the best!

One of the coolest things about food is that it is what you make it. Pun intended. The fun about paleo foods is showing other people how you can take traditional, conventional foods and recreate them in tasty and much healthier ways. Portuguese Kale Soup traditionally uses beans and white potatoes. Well, take those out and you just have sausage, kale, broth, and some veggies. Perfect! Add some celeriac root in there (it might look scary, but it is awesome) to expand your palette and the depth of this dish. Plus, who doesn't love a nice hot soup on a chilling Autumn day?

Paleo Portuguese Kale Soup
The Food
- 1lb Sweet Italian turkey sausage, sliced into medallions
- 1 bunch of kale, torn
- 1 onion, chopped
- 32oz chicken stock
- 1 1/2 cups water (as much needed)
- 1 large celeriac root, peeled and chopped
- Garlic powder
- Thyme
- Parsley
- Paprika
- Oil

The Prep
Tear stems/thick veins from kale

The Method
Heat about 1-2 tbs oil in a stock pot over medium heat
Add onions and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring so not to brown but let get soft
Add sausage and cook for about 5 minutes, making sure the outside of the sausage is getting browned
Add celeriac and cook about 10 minutes, stirring everything pretty consistently
Add stock and spices to taste
Add kale
Add water until everything is just covered; give it a good stir
Cover the pot and let everything cook for about 20 minutes, or until sausage is cooked through and celeriac is pierced easily with a fork

Enjoy :)

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