I prepared this for PAC Spring 2008. This recipe is truly a great find for me! It is almost identical to the "House Soup" at my favorite Portuguese restaurant. Of course they wouldn't hand over the recipe. The only alteration I made to the recipe was to leave the skins on the potatoes. I hate peeling potatoes and throwing away the nutrients. It's a robust soup with a delightful mixture of flavors. Moms don't let the kale keep you from making it for the kids. The kale is a compliment not an overpowering flavor. It's an excellent filling soup that I'll make again and again.
This soup was really great. I used hot Italian sausage instead of kielbasa, which gave it an extra dose of heat - great for helping keep colds at bay. I really liked how quickly everything came together.
I have made this soup for several occasions and it is always a hit. Only problem is never getting to bring any leftovers home. Everyone loves it.