Cold weather calls for soups, and this simple, hearty, smokey soup does just the trick: root vegetables get simmered and pureed with an intoxicating blend of savory spices and then beefed up with chunks of smoked sausage and curly green kale. The perfect meal after a long day full of winter chores, hopefully next to a fireplace.
This recipe is a veggie-based "kitchen sink" kind of recipe: we had some leftover roasted cubes of butternut squash, about a half bunch of kale, some pesto in the freezer made over the summer and a few parsnips in the fridge. It was delicious-- we each got seconds! If you don't have one or another ingredient, that's fine, just sub what you have-- cooked beans, spiralized carrots, cooked sweet potato cubes, etc. A healthy and easy dinner to feed a bunch of (or maybe just two) hungry people.