Spicy Pork and Kale Soup

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In need of a hot soup to keep sniffles at bay this fall? Look no more. This spicy ketogenic pork and kale soup, courtesy of Diet Doctor, comes packed with a slew of beneficial herbs and spices, alongside a helping of protein and leafy greens.


• 4 oz. kale

• 2 tbsp coconut oil

• 11 oz. ground pork

• 1 tbsp fresh ginger, chopped

• 1 tsp garlic powder

• 1 tsp ground cumin

• ½ tsp chili flakes

• 2 cups chicken broth

• 1 tbsp tamari soy sauce

• 1 scallion

Savory Asian fat bombs

• 2 oz. butter

• 1 tbsp sesame oil

• ½ tsp sea salt

• ¼ tsp chili flakes

• 1 tbsp sesame seeds, roasted


  1. Mix butter, sesame oil, chili flakes and salt in a small bowl. Place in the fridge for at least 15 minutes.
  2. When cooled, shape the butter mixture into balls the size of walnuts. Roll them in the sesame seeds and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large pot or skillet. Add ground pork and fry until golden brown. Add spices and ginger and stir.
  4. Rinse and trim the kale. Chop coarsely and add to the pork. Cook for a couple of more minutes.
  5. Add chicken broth and soy sauce and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and let it simmer for 5-10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve with finely chopped scallions and drop in a savory Asian fat bomb for flavor and satiety.

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