This soup is an excellent way to get some kale into your body. Kale is one of the rare things that grows in my shady yard, but not a lot of people in my family like it very much unless I put it in soup. This is one of the ways that everyone in my family will eat kale. The best part about it is that I make it in the slow cooker, so most everything is done in the morning and then I just have to do a little bit about an hour before supper. It's a great meal for a busy day.
If you are following the Trim Healthy Mama style of eating, this is considered a Satisfying meal. For my children that are still growing, they eat this with a nice piece of whole grain bread and butter slathered on it.
Spicy Pork Zuppa
2 lbs. ground pork or ground turkey or a combination of the two
2 onions, diced
4 cloves of garlic minced
2 tsp. fresh oregano diced
1 tsp. kosher sea salt
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (if you don't like things spicy - use less)
8 cups homemade chicken stock
2 lbs. fresh cauliflower chopped
2 cans full fat coconut milk
2 tsp. THM glucomannan powder (also known as Gluccie)
4 cups fresh kale (washed and chopped)
In a large skillet, cook meat, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is browned and onion is tender; drain off fat. Return meat mixture to the skillet and add oregano, salt and red pepper flakes. Cook for one more minute. Transfer to a slow cooker and add the homemade chicken stock. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. In a blender combine the coconut milk and glucomannan powder until smooth. Add to slow cooker. Stir in the kale and cauliflower. Cover and cook for 30-60 more minutes or until cauliflower is tender.