My husband and I have been swapping colds for a week. We have finally declared a no kissing treaty for a few days so we can beat this bug. I haven't quite gotten a full blown cold, just enough of one to give me a fuzzy head and sinus issues.
Because of our slightly weakened state we decided to stay in on Friday night and take it easy. I thought soup sounded nice and soothing for both of us. My favorite soup is a bit on the heavier side using polish kielbasa but it's so good and one of these days I'll post it for you. I thought I'd try and use a similar base but make it a bit healthier using ground turkey and nitrate free bacon. I can definitely declare it a success. You know it's good when you can't wait to eat it for lunch the next day, and the next, and the next day. It has a ton of flavor and it's heavy enough to fool your belly into thinking it just had a decent size meal. Try this on a cold night when you need something warm in your belly. It will satisfy the pickiest of eaters.
I called it a stoup (term created by Rachel Ray) as it's a bit heavier than a soup but lighter than a stew.
Ground Turkey, Bacon and Vegetable Stoup
1 lb. ground turkey
1/2 package thick cut bacon, diced - I used nitrate free
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
3 medium size potatoes, cut in 1/2 - 1 inch dice. I used Yukon Gold
3 cloves garlic, chopped2 14.5 ounce cans diced tomatoes
2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
2 cups chopped kale
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Seasoned Salt seasoning
1 cup Pecorino cheese, grated
1/4 cup parsley, chopped for garnish
Salt and pepper
Salt and pepper