So I had some Pacific Organics cream of chicken soup, Tuscan kale, shallots, garlic, onions, carrot thought they'd make a nice little quick and easy soup. I might add a potato next time to thicken it a bit. Overall it's not near as delicious as say, loaded baked potato soup, but I don't feel the need to go run 5 miles after eating it either.
1 carton Pacific Organics Cream of Chicken
1 tbs olive oil
1/2 sweet onion, chopped
1 shallot, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
5 stalks of kale, stems removed
2 cups spring water
1 tsp dried tarragon
1 tsp dried thyme
salt and pepper to taste
Gruyere for garnish
I softened the onions, shallots, garlic, carrots in 1 tbs olive oil about 8 minutes
Picture taken without carrots, but they went in right after
Then I thought, "Wouldn't a little shot of Vermouth make this taste sweet??"
So I added a shot of Vermouth, which ended up being a nice addition. I added the herbs, cream of chicken plus water and simmered about 20 minutes and then added the kale to soften it just a bit- about 2 minutes. I find cooking it too long makes it bitter.
I threw it all in the Vitamix on high for about 1 minute...
The Vitamix has quite possibly been one of the best investments I've ever made!!
I served it in a soup crock and garnished with some gruyere cheese and shared some with the puppies too. They loved it!