Power Health Keys to Success #19

Dr. Gates and Dr. Rutherford discuss supplements.

Please enjoy and send us your feedback!

Recipe of the Week

Sweet Potato, Sausage, and Kale Soup

sausage kale soupIngredients

  • 2          tablespoons olive oil
  • 4          cups chopped onion (about 2 large)
  • 1          teaspoon salt, divided
  • ½         teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 6          garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1          pound turkey Italian sausage (I use half hot and half mild or sweet)
  • 8          cups coarsely chopped peeled sweet potato (about 2 ¼ pounds) *
  • 5          cups water
  • 4          cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1          (16-ounce) package pre-washed torn kale
  • 1          (16-ounce) can cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained **




Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 5 minutes. Add ½ teaspoon salt, pepper, and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Remove casings from sausage and add to pan. Cook 5 minutes or until sausage is lightly browned, stirring to crumble. Add potato, 5 cups water, and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes. Gradually add kale; cook 10 minutes or until tender. Stir in remaining ½ teaspoon salt and beans; cook 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Yield: 10 servings (serving size: about 1 ¾ cups).


*           I use Oriental Beauty sweet potatoes from Raley’s as they are much sweeter.

**         For a thicker consistency, coarsely mash some of the beans before adding
them to the soup.


Recipe courtesy of Deb W.


  1. Dear Drs. Thanks for the valuable information. I’m ” on call ” to go back to Hawaii to help my daughter-in-law with their baby girl once she is born and I don’t know how long I will be there. I’m mentioning this as I will not be able to view your broadcasts and I won’t be responding because of that. I may be there several months, but we shall see. I can look forward to catching up with all the good info you send upon my return.

  2. Ingeborg Wurmsdobler

    Dear Dr Rutherford and Dr Gates.

    I do thank you for all the information you post on the Internet.
    I even try some of your Recepies.

    Thank you, for sending it.


    Ingeborg Wurmsdobler

  3. Thank you Dr. Rutherford and Dr. Gates, good advice as always.

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