How do I make a hearty soup?

When it comes to making a hearty soup. The greener the better. A great soup, is excellent for those cold rainy days. A day when you don't feel like cooking at all or for the day that you want to eat light and healthy. Here is a soup that I make often in my house. I've made it before with just veggies, with chicken and here I've made it with meatloaf. A good source of all your vegetables in one big bowl. Great for the heart indeed.

To make it, all you do is throw all of your favorite things in a big pot, add water and your good to go   : - ) It is really that simple. Choose to have it chunky style (just as is) or smooth style (blended and creamed)

1 pack of Collard greens or Kale
1/2 bag  lentils or mixed beans for soups
2 sweet potatoes (cut into big cubes)
4 regular potatoes (cut into big cubes)
vegetables of your choice: broccoli, zucchini, peas, cauliflower, corn, cassava cabbage etc.
Seasonings: Salt, Pepper, Lawrys
Meat of your choice: (Above I made meatloaf and added it to the soup but can be any meat. Beef, chicken or anything else.)

Rinse your  beans well then place it in the biggest pot that you have at home. Add water until the pot is almost filled. Bring to a boil for about 1 hour or until your beans are soft.  While that is boiling, take  all of your vegetables; rinse it well and cut it up into small chunks. Throw it into the pot and continue cooking for another 30 minutes. Add in your seasonings to taste. Take your cooked meat and add it to the pot, bring the fire down to a medium - low and simmer for 10 minutes. Here is the meatloaf that I added to my soup.

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Go ahead and enjoy, your hearty soup
From my kitchen to yours
God Bless


  1. Perfect! It's Autumn in South Africa and the days are getting colder and colder, so this is just perfect for dinner time:)

    Thank you!


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