Souped Up: Andouille Sausage, Garbanzos and Kale

14 Feb

Note to readers on this re-blog: While many people are thinking about romantic dinners this evening, some of us are thinking more about cozy, warm love of the friend and family sort. THIS is the soup for that kind of evening. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. I am wishing you all good things and lots of love.

Hot, Cheap & Easy

Aye me hearties…

One of the few things I miss when winter finally gets out of my face for a few months is hearty soups. So, to celebrate (or bid adieu to) the tail end of the cold and damp, I made just such a hearty (and spicy) soup. I served it to late evening guests recently as a stodgy and substantial — but lively – counterbalance to late evening imbibing. It was very restorative the day after too! I actually served it in tea cups, which was kind of sweet and cozy, and just the right moderate portion for night-time. It’s also easier to handle than bowls when you are sprawled on couches and not seated at a table.

It is another riff on one of my favorite types of soup: a bean, a green and a sausage. This time the bean is nutty, firm garbanzo and the sausage spicy Cajun-style Andouille…

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