Puttering about in the kitchen:

So by popular demand I am adding the recipe for my “Brazilian soup




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I am not completely sure it is actually a Brazilian thing, but it was told to me by a Brazilian restauranteur in San Francisco, and I LOVE it. I make it a couple times a month, and I am always sure to jar it or freeze it for later use.

Enjoy! Stay warm!



2 Links of Italian sausage (hot or mild or combo)

2 cups of cooked black beans (drained if using canned)

1tsp chopped basil (frozen one from the store is great too!)

2-4 cloves (to taste) of garlic – crushed

1 medium onion – chopped

6 cups (aprox. 2 boxes of pre-made) chicken broth or chicken bone broth

bay leaf

4 cups  kale – chopped

1 tablespoon Olive Oil

salt to taste.


Chop onion, crush garlic and chop basil. Remove sausage from casings.

Heat Large pot add oil. (cast iron is best, but any soup pan will work – even an Instapot set to Sauté)

Sauté onions, garlic and basil over medium heat until tender and fragrant. Remove from pan.

Return pan to heat, add sausage and sauté until just cooked through.

Add the onions, garlic, basil, and chicken broth, bring to a boil.

Lower to a simmer and add the bay leaf and black beans.

Simmer on low for 30 minutes. Taste, add salt as needed.

Add chopped kale, cook until kale is wilted.

Serve with a hunk of bread on the side.




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