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Breene’s Vegetable Soup with Kale

IMG_20171228_123859This recipe was developed for the slow cooker or dutch oven by one of my beta readers (and sister-in-law) Breene. It is good for anyone who wants a nice, hot meal but doesn’t have a lot of time to cook!

Vegetable Soup with Kale
Ingredients:
  • 6 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 2 celery stalks sliced
  • About 1 1/2 cup peeled potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 small can kidney beans or beans of choice, drained and rinsed really good
  • 1 small can of diced tomatoes
  • 1-2  large leaves of kale rough cut with stem removed
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste
Materials:
  • Large sauce pan or dutch oven
  • Measuring cups
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Peeler
  • Strainer
Directions:
1.  In dutch oven combine stock, onion, carrots, celery, potatoes and bay leaf.  Bring to a boil and simmer 20-30 minutes until veggies are crisp tender, not completely tender.
2.  Add whole can of tomatoes, beans, and kale to the soup.  Bring to a boil and cook another 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
3.  Remove bay leaf.  Salt and pepper to taste.

While you enjoy your soup, why not listen to a good book? Starter Zone, the first book of my new YA/LitRPG series, The Revelation Chronicles, is now available on Audible!

Audible Version Available

When hydrologists inscribe the consciousness of a human mind onto a single drop of water, a Revelation sweeps the land. The wealthy race to upload their minds into self-contained virtual realities nicknamed Aquariums. In these containers people achieve every hope, dream, and desire. But governments wage war for control of the technology. Terrorist attacks cause massive destruction. The Aquariums fail. Inscribed human minds leech into the water cycle, wreaking havoc.

Street gangs rule the cities in the three years since the fall of civilization. Sixteen-year-old Cami and her younger sister Alby struggle to survive. Every drop of untreated water puts their lives in peril. Caught and imprisoned by soldiers who plan to sell them into slavery, Cami will do anything to escape and rescue her sister. Even if it means leaving the real word for a life in the realms, a new game-like reality created by the hydrologists for the chosen few.

But life in the realms isn’t as simple as it seems. Magic, combat, gear scores, quests, and dungeons are all puzzles to be solved as the sisters navigate their new surroundings. And they encounter more dangerous enemies than any they faced in the real world.

Time to play the game.

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