Vegan MoFo – kale and garlic soup

so, I have a handful of kale in the fridge, a few heads of garlic… and I would have sworn I’ve read a recipe for “kale and garlic soup” in the vegan mofo google reader feed. cool.

but now I cant’ find it. so for the next best thing I searched for vegan kale garlic soup, got pages and pages of recipes, skim-read a few, and made soup with the stuff I have at home.

here’s the kinda-of-recipe:

you’ll need these

aiiieeee! we gonna drown!

chop the onion and mince the garlic

heat up 1-2 tbsp. of olive oil (or whatever oil you have on hand) in a large saucepan.  add onions and garlic.  cook at medium heat for ~ five minutes, stirring every once in a while.

chop celery (save the leaves), carrot, sweet potato – add to pan.  stir

cook for 8-10 minutes, until the sweet potatoes can be pierced with a fork.   bring to high heat, add six cups of water, bring to a boil.  lower the heat to a simmer,  cook for another 8-10 minutes.

shred the kale, discard the ribs.   chop the celery leaves

(save the kale ribs and trimmings for the bunny who lives in the backyard)

add greens to the pan, cook for 3-5 minutes.  add salt and pepper to taste.    serve

Stevie disapproves of vegan soup