I received "Yum & Yummer" for Christmas from a childhood friend. This was the third cookbook written by Greta Podleski I had received from this friend, so I knew that the recipes would be fun and yummy to cook/bake.
As I flipped through the cookbook, I started to tag recipes that I wanted to try. Which one should go first????
"Italian Turkey Sausage, Tomato, & White Bean Soup with Kale" won the draw.
How many have already noticed that the name of my recipe doesn't match the cookbook title? Yes I started improvising out of the gate, couldn't find Italian turkey sausage, but found Hemplers hot Italian sausage which has no preservatives instead. I'm not a fan of kale, so baby spinach was added instead.
This has become a favourite after the first batch.
1 lb hot Italian sausage (Hemplers, no preservatives - Safeway)
½ cup chopped onions
1 ½ cups chopped carrots
1 ½ cups chopped celery
1 Tbsp minced garlic
2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
6 cups chicken broth
1 can (14oz) diced tomatoes
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
½ tsp sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1 bay leaf
1 can (14 oz) cannelloni beans, drained and rinsed
3 cups packed, chopped baby spinach.