Of soup and new beginnings

Hi all! Welcome to this brand new blog, Tackling Toast. Tackling Toast is in collaboration with my dear friend and entrepreneur, Kasey Cannon (of kay.em.kay). She is an incredible talent and knows the value of hard work, persistence, and a good fart joke, which (obviously) makes her a huge inspiration to me.

We are here to share delicious recipes, stories, creative projects, and our ramblings with you. We are Tackling Toast because no matter how complicated life gets, it’s important to come back to the simple things.

To kick off our new blog, we thought it appropriate to do so with a recipe from the lady of the hour (that would be Kasey). She’s got a simple and super tasty soup recipe below! Check it:

Kale, lentil, and sausage soup

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I’m a fan of easy meals - the kind where you tear a bag, open a can, heat, and eat! On the other hand, I’m not a fan of processed food or that tin can flavor (gross). My solution? A delicious, hearty soup with minimal prep and simple ingredients.  Honestly, there are days when I will grab a can of chili at the grocery store - it happens. However, just add a couple extra steps, and you have a soup that is a million steps up in flavor and freshness!

Ingredients: 1 lb. Italian sausage 2 russet potatoes 1 c. green lentils 1 bag Trader Joes Kale (roughly 4 cups) 2 cloves of garlic 1/2 onion 1 c. julienne carrots (in a bag from Trader Joes) 8 c. chicken broth 1/4 tsp sage 1/4 tsp oregano S&P to taste Baguette, optional

Wash and scrub russet potatoes well. Rinse lentils in a fine mesh strainer.

Heat a pot over medium high heat and add the sausage. While the sausage is browning, dice the onion, mince the garlic, and cut potatoes into ¼” slices. Once the sausage has browned, add the onion, garlic, and carrots and saute for 2 minutes. Get those remaining ingredients in there and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to a simmer and cover. Cook for 40 minutes. Serve.

Side note: I think the potatoes add just the right amount of carbs, but you can always grab a crusty baguette to round out your meal!

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Yum.

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I’ll no longer be posting at I’m Still Hungry, but not to worry! You can still access the recipes I posted on the I’m Still Hungry blog here: www.imstillhungryblog.wordpress.com