Baked potato-kale soup with sweet cornbread

Our very needy no 2 has reached a point where she doesn’t want to fall asleep or relax without somebody holding her all day long. It got to a point when my back said NO MORE! PLEASE!!!

A few days ago our no 2 was screaming her lungs out while I was trying to ignore her. Our no 1 got upset as well just because no 2 was upset!

Seeing that miserable family portrait my husband digged out an old swing chair.

A day later he went out and bought batteries.

I’m saved!

And finally I have two free hands to write posts and comments πŸ™‚


But I need to be fast, these days. Those quite times do not last long.


I made a soup. I made it twice, so far. It tasted better the first time I made it. I think I overcomplicated it the second time, so I’ll share the simplest recipe.

I am too lazy (or I do not have much time these days) to experiment with cooking kale or spinach so I simply throw it into a jar with a smoothie or soup, blend it all together and call it good food.

That’s exactly what I did with this soup. The only thing you have to really prepare here are the potatoes. The rest of the ingredients don’t have to be cooked at all.


2 medium red potatoes, baked with skins *

1 3/4 cup warm milk,

4 oz cheddar cheese,

1/4 yellow sweet onion, peeled

2 big leaves kale (about a cup)

salt and pepper to taste

plain yogurt (optional for garnish)

1 Tbsp almonds, chopped (optional for garnish)


* this soup taste awesome when it’s made from potatoes cooked on the grill (wrapped in an aluminum foil with some salt and butter and cooked on the grill for about 25-30 minutes).


Throw everything to a blender and blend the heck out of it. Garnish with yogurt or almonds and serve.

If you want that soup to be very warm or hot it needs to be transferred to a pot and heated up.

I served it with homemade sweet cornbread. I used this recipe to which I added 1/4 cup chia seeds and 1/4 flax-seed meal.

My husband LOVESΒ  Marie Callender’s cornbread so I was hoping for somehow close final effect but it wasn’t that good. The taste was sweet and pretty comforting, I would say, but the texture was too grainy. I think I used the wrong cornmeal. I’m not sure. I will try to make it again but definitely I’m going to use a different recipe.Β 

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8 responses to “Baked potato-kale soup with sweet cornbread”

  1. Stopping by for the first time and really enjoyed perusing your sweet place here. Awesome photography and precious family. I relate with your adjustment with your new little one and your 2 year old as I lend a hand to help my daughters with kids. Sweet children you have!

    Nice to meet you!
    Kindly, Lorraine


    1. thank you for your sweet comment, Lorraine! I wish I had someone to help me sometimes (even just a tiny bit help would be so appreciated)… but not having that pleasure I’m really happy that both my kids do not need much to be happy and content πŸ™‚


  2. So good to hear you’re giving your back a break. She looked happy as a bug in that swing! ha! And the soup looks heavenly with the almonds. Mmm….
    Your last email made me laugh and laugh. I will respond SOON. Behind, as usual.


    1. better laugh than cry πŸ˜‰ now those things make me laugh too but when they happens they are not that funny. i’m getting immune to it, though. πŸ˜‰


  3. Wow, how do you manage to make home-made soup and take pictures AND blog about it! it looks delicious. I can only imagine what it is like with two little ones… my daughter is nearly 10 now, so i had some years of going to the toilet by myself and not being pooped on :-). it gets SO much easier once they are bigger, hang in there (not many alternatives anyway πŸ™‚ ).


    1. Jutta,
      yeah, I know that there is no other way around with kids. We need to live it through. Now it might seem tough but I know that in a few years I’ll be remembering just the good things from being a young parent to two πŸ™‚
      thanks for you supporting comment πŸ™‚


  4. Moms of young children are probably the busiest people in the world. It sounds to me like you are accomplishing a lot, despite the call of the little ones. Kids are precious and they grow up much too fast. Enjoy them while they are little – it is a special time.

    I am thinking about making this soup tonight. It sounds scrumptious.


    1. thank you for your kind words. I used to be upset that I am JUST a stay-at-home mom but not anymore. For now there is plenty for me to do around here πŸ™‚
      As for the soup, you might want to bake the carrot as well. It will make that soup a little more sweet, and do not overdo it with the onion. the second time I made it I used too much onion and it didn’t taste very pleasant.
      thank you for stopping by!


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