GROW O'ahu

Island Style Gardening and Plant-Based Living

Kale and Sweet Potato Soup

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Even in Hawaii we have chilly, rainy nights when you just want soup! Plus the kale was taking over in the garden and I needed to cut more than just a few leaves to let some herbs breathe. This recipe from Happy Herbivore calls for 5 cups of kale and I put in more than that because I love kale. 🙂


I grow two varieties, a dinosaur kale and a curly variegated one. Add some local sweet potatoes and onion and this soup is so simple but so delicious!  I resisted my usual urge to add in more stuff- and I’m so glad! The balance of flavors is really good and it disappeared quickly.


Saute the onion, add the broth and potatoes, boil, add spices, add kale at end. I was done in 15 minutes, including the time it took to cut the kale from the garden.  Quick, easy healthy dinner makes a Happy Mama. 🙂


Author: Carmen

Things I love: justice in all forms; flowers; locally grown food; cloth-diapering; breastfeeding; feminist theory; outdoor play; beaches; wine; Divine interventions; 4-H and coffee. Things I loathe: racism; homophobia; toxic crap; misogyny; litterbugs; the zombie apocalypse and pitbull-haters. My formal education is in sociology, gender studies, and public policy. I'm also a Lactation Educator; 4-H Youth Development coordinator a Certified Master Gardener and a graduate of a Permaculture Design Course. I've been blogging for several years on dozens of topics- everything from women's health to breed-specific legislation. But the thing I like to write about most is my gardening, food adventures and my kids. So there you have it. Please be kind. Thanks.


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