Zuppa Toscana (Soup Recipe)

I received a lot of requests for this recipe and thought the easiest way to share it with everyone is through my website.

Living abroad, you often find yourself craving different foods from back home (wherever that me be; applies to everyone).  Also I should mention, when I cook dinner I cook enough for leftovers so feel free to adjust the serving size.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Sausage (Hot)
  • 5 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Large Yellow Onion
  • 6 Cups of Chopped Kale
  • 2 (32 oz) of Chicken Broth or 3 Chicken Bouillon Cubes
  • Red Chili Pepper Flakes
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Heavy Cream (I pretty much use 16 oz)

Steps:

  • Begin with chopping your onions and garlic and placing them in a warm pot with Olive Oil
  • Add your meat (cook until brown)
  • Add red chili flakes
  • Add Broth
  • Add Sliced Potatoes
  • Bring to a boil then turn off (I usually wait a couple hours for all the flavors to blend then I turn burner on med/low
  • Add Kale (cook until soft – usually takes 40 min.)
  • Turn burner off and wait for soup to cool down then add heavy cream (make sure soup is not too hot because you do not want to burn the milk)
  • Taste and Add Seasoning

Serve with some garlic bread!

Enjoy!!

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Yes or No????

Lately I have been sooo into Podcasts. I find myself reaching for the remote control less often and gravitating more towards my iPad. When you are living abroad, it becomes difficult to keep up with the news events and, of course, daily celebrity news.

Having a degree in Communications with an Emphasis in Media and Tourism along with a few minors, I’ve decided to put my major to the test. Writing is by far my favorite thing to do, but I feel like you really have to know my personality in order to understand my sarcasm and blog pieces. I never take things in life too seriously. My family has been through some health scares and that has helped me realize that life can be short and it is important to embrace adventure.

Every time I think about radio, I will never forget a producer, I once worked for at ABC Sports, saying “he had a face for radio”, therefore he decided to stay behind the scenes. Hilarious. The line stuck with me.

Considering a Podcast? A girlfriend of mine (crazy how we met and how fast we became such close friends – I literally talk to her everyday and legit get concerned for her life if I haven’t heard from her longer than a day) and I are debating on this whole Podcast idea. We both are extremely outgoing and are VERY opinionated. Sarcastic – duh. We can agree to disagree on certain things but that’s what we enjoy most. We are brutally honest and have respect for each other. You always need a girl friend in your life like this – she wont tell you what you want to hear but what you need to hear.

The debate is up… Should we or shouldn’t we? The topics will be broad. Discussing anything from television shows, celebrities, personalities, every day life struggles, being a mom, not being a mom, dating problems, marriage issues, happily ever after vs reality, living abroad, must go vacations… featuring guests. The list goes on but maybe you are starting to get the idea.

Couple Podcasts I am currently enjoying:

  • Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald      (by far my favorite)
  • Brandi Glanville Unfiltered       (She is so drama and I love her drama)
  • Straight Up with Stassi  (pretty annoying she only talks about herself but I still listen)
  • Serial         (for obvious reasons, Season 1 is the tits)
  • Secrets, Crimes, and Audiotape          (not completely sold on this one yet)
  • Anna Faris is Unqualified                (subscribed but yet to listen to one pod)
  • Bitch Sesh       (hilarious)
  • Embedded       (News Stories revisited/elaborated on)
  • Invisibilia        (Psychology and Human behavior)
  • The Young Turks       (Politics)

Yeme Grocery Store (Bratislava, Slovakia)

Yeme is a grocery store within Bratislava, Slovakia that has traveled a large number of kilometers to locate farms in order to prepare their concept, “quality and freshness”. Although we live next to a large farmers market, we often venture to Yeme for their meats, dairy, and their bakery. Each week they feature a specific meat and a recipe.

I highly recommend this grocery store and have attached some photos below therefore you can get a feel for this place!  Although some things may be pricier than others, keep in mind – you pay for what you get!