Kale and Chickpea Soup is a warm, comforting dish perfect for chilly weather. Kale is a cool-weather veggie that is easy to grow and is at its prime in the fall and in early spring. We actually make this recipe as written. The only change we ever make is to vary the kind of sausage we use. It calls for pork chorizo, but you can use any kind of sausage you like. We have learned that you want something with a bit of spice in it. Much of the flavor of the soup seems to come from the sausage. In this way, you can also mitigate how spicy the resulting soup is. The spicier the sausage, the spicier the soup. Use a sausage you enjoy eating on its own. You wouldn’t need to serve this with anything as it’s pretty much a one pot meal, but as we like our bread, we usually do serve it with a loaf of Easy Homemade Ciabatta.