Soup and Holidays

Potato Leek Kale Soup

1-2 tbs olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 leeks, chopped
4 cups of broth
6 small potatoes, peeled and cubed
3-4 cups of chopped kale
1 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp nutritional yeast

lightly saute the onion and the leeks until slightly translucent, add the broth and the potatoes, bring to a boil then simmer for 20 minutes, add the kale and the seasonings and boil another five minutes.


I had this soup yesterday and my oh my did it taste good!  My husband is battling a sinus infection and an asthma cough, I thought some soup would make him feel better and the vitamins from all the greens would be an extra boost.  Also, I am trying not to catch this little bug.

The house is decorated and daily I sit in the evening knitting and enjoying the view. I've been busy with knitting and reading, somewhat recovering from all the busy that happened last week.  Before you know it, Christmas will be here so I'm slowing down and savoring the moments.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


  1. I hope your husband feels better soon Karen and you don't catch it. Thank you for the soup recipe, I will be preparing it for lunch today, I have been on a soup kick lately [even it the temperature is in the 70's].
    Your tree is beautiful! We still do not have our tree up, but I am hoping to cut one down this weekend; I am running out of time.
    Enjoy the weekend.

  2. yummy....kale seems to be the 'miracle' green these days. hopefully it will do the trick for you and hubby! Your tree is lovely....hoping mine gets delivered sometime this afternoon. My hubby is in the job of decorating it falls to me. (I'm trying to get the grands to spend the night tonight to help!!!!)

  3. We love soup this time of year, and eat it regularly. Potato and leek with whatever veggies are in the fridge is always a hit :) Hope you hubby feels better soon, and that you stay healthy. Enjoy your weekend.

  4. ahh, tis the season. We have all passed the cold around here too. My hubby always tries to out do us, his turned into a sinus infection as well!
    You tree looks very festive! Sound like some wonderful evenings you are having. I am doing some knitting but can't get our house decorated due to the woodwork still going on. That seems to take forever.
    Hope you have a beautiful weekend! :)

  5. Oh poor hubby. I hope the soup helps. Your tree looks so very pretty! Stay well Karen.

  6. I've made a soup very similar to this before and quite enjoyed it. Your tree looks very pretty. I'm like you - I enjoy knitting in the evening next to the Christmas tree. Hopefully ours will be up early next week. I hope you stay well, and that your husband makes a quick recovery. :-)

  7. I dont do kale..yet. But my daughter does and she'll love this recipe.
    I love your tree. Ours is going up this weekend. Must get kittens out of the extra bedroom and start painting it monday. I love the busy and the quiet of the Season...
    and I'm knitting a new project with great joy

  8. hope he feels better soon and that you do not fall ill! * that's a lovely Christmas tree!! God bless and keep you my friend!

  9. Your tree is beautiful and the soup sounds delicious. May it ward off the ailments and help your husband feel better!

  10. The soup sounds fantastic Karen and I love your tree! I love sitting on the couch at night with the Christmas tree all sparkly. My favorite time of year!

  11. Now thats a tree, jam packed with beautiful goodness. Soup sounds yum

  12. kale and leeks go on the grocery list for the upcoming week! That soup sounds so delicious! I've been battling something the last several days also...I'm trying to get in some extra rest here and there.

    Your tree is beautiful, Karen. I love the lights on the tree...and the one in the snowman in our kitchen. Those are the first two lights I turn on in the mornings when I get up!

    Have a restful weekend.

  13. I love your decorations and your tree! I will have to give you soup a try, it sounds delicious!

  14. The soup[ sounds delicious, hope it help with the recovery of your husband. The tree looks stunning.

  15. Glorious the soup and the tree- so festive Karen.
    This soup looks right up my alley- thank you for sharing.
    Enjoy your weekend :)

  16. I am so glad you posted this recipe! My husband really likes kale and I am trying to like it as well. This sounds delicious. I hope your husband feels better soon!

  17. What a lovely combination - soup, knitting, savory get the season

  18. I hope that your husband feels much better soon. Your tree is very pretty indeed, I hope that you have had some time to sit and enjoy it today. xx

  19. Your tree looks beautiful.... and I hope your healing soup works for your husband !!!


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