Kale & Pea Soup

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Hello!  I hope everyone has had a wonderful Summer.  I’m back from an excellent vacation.  First up was my beautiful cousin’s wedding and then I went to visit my gorgeous sister as she was renewing her wedding vows with her husband, lots of happy tears were shed this Summer.

I have also been busy practising and conjuring up lots of new recipes for the blog which I can’t wait to share with you.

I am really busy at the moment with college work, starting a new business and blogging and although there doesn’t seem enough hours in the day for everything I wouldn’t have it any other way – I think that’s the difference when you enjoy something in life, it’s not a chore!

I love a good bowl of soup as it’s super easy to prepare and you can pretty much throw anything in a pan!  This soup works well for Summer as it’s lovely and light in flavour.

I tested this soup on my Dad when he was over visiting and although he’s not a big fan of kale, he certainly enjoyed this soup so I’ll take that as a success!

Serves 3-4

Ingredients

-1 Tbsp. olive oil

-1 onion, peeled & roughly chopped

-2 sticks of celery, finely chopped

-150g kale, tough stems removed, washed & roughly shredded

-1ltr vegetable stock

-1 bay leaf

-2 cups peas, fresh or frozen

-salt & pepper to taste

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How To Make

Place the olive oil in  a large pan over a medium heat, when oil is warm add the onion and celery and cook over a medium heat until softened.

Add the kale, bay leaf and vegetable stock.  Put a lid on the pan, bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes.

After the 10 minutes add the peas, bring everything to a simmer again for a further 5-7 minutes.

Remove pan from heat and allow soup to cool slightly before blending.

Blend until smooth and check seasoning and adjust to taste.

This soup keeps well in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or it can be frozen.

Enjoy 🙂

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