My recipes are grain free, refined sugar, and many are dairy free. My dietary journey began with me needing to heal my gut and my autoimmune illnesses. I had started a downward spiral in my health. I have had more than 6 years of deteriorating health. I was being put on more and more medication and being told I had more autoimmune illnesses. I then got put on a conveyor belt of medications that required me to take more medication to overcome another drug reaction. With prompting from a friend I went to a seminar given by a functional doctor. The seminar resounded with me. I am currently under a functional medical doctor. I am also on supplements. Due to labs and blood work I have been taken off of medication by my western medical doctor. I have lost weight and have renewed energy and not daily exhaustion.
I believe there is more good in the world than bad. I believe we all have the ability to help each other survive while we are here. No one gets out of here alive. What are some things that we can do to help each other? I have friends who have recently lost members of their family. What are some of the ways we can help each other? We could offer to babysit, help clean their homes or bring meals. When I was a kid if someone was pregnant, had a family member in the hospital or had lost someone, their friends, family, and churches would bring meals to the family. Sometimes stopping by and just being a listening ear may be all they need. Sometimes taking someone out to coffee, or dinner, making sure their vehicle is fueled up or changing the batteries twice a year in the fire detector. If it’s a child, teaching them to cook, toss a football or help with homework. Sometimes we all need a little emotional pick me up.
One of my families favorite soups is kale soup. The weather is cooling off. I needed a new recipe for my blog. I got inspired by the Linguica that I saw inside the store. Make sure you read ingredients of your sausage so that there is no refined sugar or other ingredients that you can’t have. This soup has a nice smokey and slightly spicy flavor from the mild green chilies and the powdered jalapeno. The chopped tomatoes give it a nice texture. If desiring a spicier add a medium or hot green chilies or up the amount of powdered jalapeno. Adjust the heat to your liking. I added a little sour cream to my soup just before taking this photo and so you can see little specks of it in my white bowl.
2 (pkgs) 11 oz Linguica
1 cup chopped onions
2 clove of garlic minced
1 (4.5 oz) can mild green chilies
3 (15 oz) cans of black beans
2 (14.5 oz) can oven roasted chopped tomatoes
1 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Powdered Jalapeno
2 cups beef broth
6 cups water
Chop the Linguica into bite-size pieces.
Fry up linguica, onions, and garlic in a frying pan on medium heat.
No need to add oil as the Linguica has fats. Once the onions are translucent add the remaining ingredients and let cook a minimum of 30 – 1 hour.