Feeling Frostbitten? Our Resident Wellness Coach Has Just The Soup For You


I am grateful to my friend, Howard Harris, for sharing this incredible recipe with me last winter.  It has become a weekly staple in my house without a doubt!  This is the easiest, yummiest soup you will ever make and is great for taking as leftovers to work!

4 medium potatoes (peeled and chopped into small pieces, Yukon gold work great)

2 cups (or slightly more) kale, roughly chopped

1 medium onion, peeled and chopped

8-12 peeled garlic cloves

1 1/4 tsp sea salt

freshly ground black pepper

good quality extra virgin olive oil

6 cups water or vegetable stock

Optional: fresh Parmesan or plain yogurt

In a large pot, combine the potatoes, garlic, onion, kale and salt.  Add 6 cups water and bring to a boil.  Cover, lower heat and simmer for 1 hour and 15 minutes.  In several batches, transfer the soup to a blender or food processor and blend into a creamy, smooth texture.  Serve hot with a sprinkle of fresh Parmesan cheese or a dollop of plain yogurt. Enjoy!

TIP: Freeze leftovers and reheat this soup for a warming, healthy meal on days when you feel you have no time to cook a healthy meal!  It’s warm, nourishing and packed with calcium, potassium and tons of goodness!


In 2008, Samantha was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis and mild IBS.  Saddened by the fact that there was little hope for a cure she decided to change her diet and lifestyle in order to avoid a lifetime of potentially harmful and potent medications. She learned about the power of nutrition and, with the help of alternative practitioners, slowly eliminated her pain and daily struggles with this debilitating chronic illness. As a professional airline pilot, Samantha’s travel schedule is intense. Having learned how to travel with her own foods and snacks, how to navigate restaurant menus, and how to make healthy choices at the airport that would support her health, Samantha is now passionate about educating others about the simple ways food and lifestyle can positively impact one’s health and quality of life. Samantha received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Drawing on this knowledge, Samantha helps her clients create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits their unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals through Destination Wellness.

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