Kale, Sausage and Bean Soup

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This is a great rustic soup that is one of my family and friends favorite. Kale is a leafy green and has gotten a lot of attention lately because of its health benefits. Kale helps lower cholesterol, is detoxifying, is anti inflammatory and antioxidant. It is an alkaline green that has anti cancer properties.

Ingredients
1 lb of Italian sweet sausage
1 onion
4 cloves of garlic
4 carrots
8 cups of chicken or veggie broth
1 14.5 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon of dried basil
Bag of chopped kale
Salt and pepper
1head of cauliflower
1can of cannelloni or small white beans

Directions
Steam a head of cauliflower till fork tender.

In a large stock pot add some olive oil and brown and crumble 1 lb of Italian sweet sausage ( remove the casings first).

Once browned add 1 chopped onion, 4 chopped carrots and 4 chopped garlic cloves and cook until tender.

Add 8 cups of organic chicken broth, a 14.5 ounce can of crushed tomatoes, a can of cannelloni beans or small white beans and basil.

Add the steamed cauliflower chopped fine and handfuls of chopped kale till wilted. Add salt and pepper to taste.