Kale Chicken Curry Soup It's Homemade Perfection

We love homemade soups! It has been one of my greatest cooking delights to discover how delicious, simple and nutritious homemade soups are to make! This Kale Chicken Curry Soup is the best!

Kale Chicken Curry Soup by CarolinaMama

My amazing mom cooked everything homemade. She made stews, meals :) soups, all of it. If you love soup, I want to challenge you to make your own and see how simple and delicious it is! You'll love it and I'll warn you, you'll never buy boxed or canned soups again! 

When I fell in love with Kale, (Yes! I just said that!) I loved making simple Kale chips. Then, a friend taught me just how simple it is to make an incredible Kale salad. "Massaging Kale" is really true. It's fast and effective. Truly, it reminds me of good ole Southern cooking! Nothing replaces mixing with clean, bare hands. 😂

Look it is awesome on the go! Yes, this is my to-go mug some days. It works!

Seriously, I sip coffee in the car. So, yes, a delicious homemade Kale Chicken Curry Soup in a mug! 
No microwave, please! We chose to be microwave free three years ago! I meant, if we can't stand near a microwave while pregnant, why do we any other day? :) We had already converted to air-popped popcorn. If you have questions, let me know! You can do it! It's so awesome! 

Here's the soup! Yes, just heat on the stove and enjoy the next day or two. This doesn't last
long at our home. 

CarolinaMama Carline To-Go Homemade Soup

Kale Chicken Curry Soup by Carolina Mama 

2-3 T. Coconut Oil
1 onion diced
4-5 cloves of garlic, chopped
3 chicken breasts cooked and cubed
3-4 chicken sausage (your fav-we like Italian or jalapeno breakfast)
4-5 red potatoes thinly sliced, cooked (baked or boiled and cooled)
2 T. Curry Powder
salt, pepper, cayenne, oregano to taste
3-5 c. Kale chopped (or Spinach if you've not fallen in love with Kale)

Over medium heat, saute´onion and garlic in coconut oil for a few minutes. Quick sear chicken or sausage. Stir in seasonings from the end of the ingredient list. Slowly pour chicken stock and coconut milk/cream. Stir gently a couple of times. Add potatoes and simmer for 30 minutes. Do not overcook or boil the soup. :) Finally, turn off the heat, drop the kale into the soup and let it wilt with a lid on for 10 minutes. Then, serve and enjoy!

Cooking is all about love and patience, low and slow. Put your heart into it. When you stop and listen, the food connects with you and lets you know what to do next. This is when you love cooking and enjoy the beauty and bounty of your reward.

Kale Chicken Curry Soup is perfect to share with friends or if someone is feeling under the weather. This is amazing left over, too! Fall, we are ready for you!

Warmly, Carolina Mama

NC Courage Women's Soccer Team is #1 National Champs #CourageCountry

Congratulations to our outstanding NC Courage Women's Soccer NWSL Championship tonight! 

"In 2018 the NC Courage claimed a historic treble, winning the Women’s International Champions Cup, the NWSL Shield and the NWSL Championship, breaking multiple records along the way in the most dominant and most successful U.S. women’s professional soccer season to date." 

We're a sports-loving family! Recently, our family was so delighted to be guests of North Carolina's Coastal Credit Union to support for a home game of the nation's #1 Women's Soccer team: the NC Courage Women's Soccer Team.  We are all so proud of the NC Courage!

As you can see, it was a perfect evening at North Carolina's Wake Med Soccer Field! It was awesome to see this intense game up close and personal on the field! 

We loved field seats for a great view. Wake Med Soccer Park is fabulous and pretty much every seat is awesome.  My Boulder Mt. Man and I had the best time with the boys. NC Courage soccer is a perfect family night. We love all of the respect and discipline and focus of the athletes. 

Our son in his new Kenya Soccer jersey. He loved wearing his new soccer jersey he got this summer in Kenya while there on a mission trip. Love a little mother-son photo opp. 

Both sons really got into the game! Celebrating another goal!! NC Courage up by 3! 

And he won an NC Courage official soccer jersey for guessing the 1st goal scored! :) Whooo!  He was so excited. Their jerseys are so cool. 

Then, the NC Courage WON!! NC Courage 5 - Houston Dash 0!
It was an exciting game! You can follow them on Instagram: 

The field access got real! We got to meet the players for photos and signatures. The athletes were so great about pictures - even selfies! Check out this one! :) Too fun! #9 Lynn Williams is so great
to take selfies with the fans on the field! Thanks, Lynn! 

Or, letting the boys take selfies shown here is Cari Roccardo #16.  It was a great time all around! 

Fanning with the Courage! 

Here is Lynn Williams #9 did a great interview and I caught a clip for you here! 

We loved our evening with the NC Courage. It's a fabulous and exciting way to spend the evening with your family and friends. We loved connecting with the players after the game!

#9 Lynn Williams 

NC Courage won! It was a fabulous game! 

One of the players told us that they average 7 miles on a competitive game! We loved getting field access and photo and autograph opportunities with the team. They are such positive and vibrant athletes. They were so enthusiastic and answered all of their fan questions, took all the pictures, etc.  

We had great BBQ by Backyard Bistro.

As a family, we love sports and attending sporting events together. Also, it is fun to support the hometown teams.

It was fun to connect with Liz and Joe from Coastal Credit Union. They offer "Better Banking for Every Stage of Life!"

Check out Coastal Credit Union on Twitter: @coastal24  Instagram: @coastal24 


Warmly,  Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the NC Coastal Credit Union 24. All opinions are my own. 

The Perfect Pant - the Ultimate Lifestyle Garment


The Perfect Pant San Francisco, California asked me to check out their pant - The Perfect Pant. I'm happy to say I'm glad this post is sponsored by them because I LOVE it! These pants are so comfortable and functional! 

"From yoga to the boardroom, the cafe to simply lounging at home, The Perfect Pant is the ultimate lifestyle garment. From your flight to your Uber to your final destination, The Perfect Pant will get you there wrinkle–free.
Also super easy to care for - no dry cleaning required. Simply toss in the washer and dryer and enjoy re–wearing."   the perfect pant

I love that they are nicely cut with a long style and a high waist so there is more fashion flexibility! The first thing I did was wear them to the Farmer's Market! 

Here you can see the streamlined cut. They are fitted and yet they have a silhouette. These pants are a wonderful diversion from the legging look that is so casual and limiting. 

I love how soft and comfortable The Perfect Pant's are.  They are fun to relax in and fun to even dress up a little. They go from workout to office to dinner and shopping! 

Here is another option they offer in style: The Cropped Pant. This is great for those summer nights and for the more petite frame. 

If I had a chance to name The Perfect Pant, I would call them The Perfect Pant for Moms on the go! :) Of course, they are great for work and play. As a Mom into Mom Fashion, I have to say, I love how versatile they are. I hope you get to try them! 

Also, here in the South, The Perfect Pant can go year round. I love when I have transitional pieces or pieces that go from season to season! 

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Perfect Pant, San Francisco, California. All opinions are my own. #momfashion 

Raleigh's Rush Hour Karting Best Family Fun, Summer Camps, Team Building and more

Love working with Rush Hour Karting Raleigh's best family fun, summer camps, team building and more! It is that time of year, Summer Camps, Corporate event and Birthday parties! and Team Building. Rush Hour Karting has the option for you, your family or team!

Here's a look at all of the family fun we experienced. Teens love Rush Hour Karting! 

Safety first at Rush Hour! They have all sizes of helmets to get you suited up and protected for your fun experience. 

Ready, set, #TerrellTribe Win it! 

The family that races together gets super competitive together! LOL Here we go!  This is the layout of Rush Hour. Plenty of space to officially get in the race. They have a lot of staff on hand to flag you onto and off of the track.

We love karting together. We get pretty competitive so everyone is powering up for a great race! 

Let's go! Can you see the big smiles on their faces! :) 

Our twin sons love racing! They lasted a lot longer than their parents! :)

While the boys enjoyed extra races we loved just chilling. There is a great area to 
relax and watch the races right off of the restaurant. 

It was all thumbs up after their face! 

Then, we had worked up an appetite and Rush Hour Karting has you in mind with a great kitchen of homemade items! Oh my goodness, we love their food. Here are the incredible Nachos! Boulder Mt. Man and I LOVE these. They pretty much have everything.

Check out the Corporate Lunch buffet! Any company would be happy with this fun activity, 
team building and then this spread of delicious foods. Starting with Buffalo Wings / Nuggets.

All the chicken wings. 

A little southern fried pickles and jalapenos!

Balanced with a great vegetable tray. Great vegetable options! 

We're ready for lunch in the Cafe off of the race track. 

They introduced us to their Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers! Life changed for us! 
These were delicious and all that gluten free, keto, paleo, too! :) 

Grilled chicken salads for our table! 

This was a shell free Taco Salad! I try to be 'good!' LOL I really didn't miss the 
taco shell since the chicken and the salad was amazing along! Pico de gallo and sour cream were dynamite! 

All American AMAZING (said our teen!) Cheeseburgers and great handcut fries.

Bacon Burger was delicious as well - another teen approved and loved burger option! 

Here's one happy family on the way home from an American great adventure 
at Rush Hour Karting! Have you been! Check it out! 

Rush Hour Karting hosts Summer Camps, Corporate event and Birthday parties! Connect with the Owner, Adam here. Remember to stay for a delicious meal, too!

We hope to see you on the track soon!  Thank you Rush Hour!

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Rush Hour Karting! All opinions are our own! We love it there! *One more happy face! :) 

Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Announces Grand Opening #Charleston

*** Edited Update: Per the Hotel Indigo will host Grand Opening on Monday, July 9, 2018. 

Travel News: Experience the Grand Opening of the  Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant just minutes from the heart of Charleston, South Carolina on July 9, 2018. I'm honored to be sponsored by the Hotel Indigo to help launch their newest Hotel Indigo. The first in South Carolina! Look for more Family Travel details of our exclusive trip this Fall. 

Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant Swimming Pool
South Carolina 

You can experience the Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant Monday, July 9th! The luxury will draw you into this incredible boutique hotel! 

Let's show you a sneak peek. Here is one of the chicest boutique hotel rooms! The pink headboard says it all! It's my favorite! 

 Relax under the beautiful porches and outdoor fans right near the swimming pool and gazebos. 

Go ahead and book a conference and/or enjoy the Hotel Restaurant. 

-First Hotel Indigo in S.C. just minutes from Downtown Charleston-

CHARLESTON, S.C(June 2018) – Be among the first to toast the grand opening of the new Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant, located minutes from one of the world’s most celebrated cities.  As part of the July 9th grand opening, the new boutique hotel is offering a Grand Opening Package that includes a bottle of sparkling wine and a $50 credit to the hotel’s restaurant or in-room dining.  Available until December 30, the new package price starts at $189 per night. 

Operated by Atlanta-based NorthPointe Hospitality, Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant is scheduled to open on July 9, 2018 and will have 158 distinctively styled guestrooms (including seven suites); a full-service restaurant and bar; a resort-style oasis with pool, indoor/outdoor bar, cabanas, fire feature and sun chairs; yoga room; and complimentary self-parking. 

Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant is located just across the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, the “Gateway to Historic Downtown Charleston.”  The hotel’s easy access to the Charleston International Airport, US Highway 17, I-526 and I-26 makes for a quick and comfortable drive to beautiful beaches, award-winning golf courses, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, plantations, gardens and other area attractions.    The upscale hotel offers an affordable and convenient option to downtown Charleston hotels. 

Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant also features 6,000-square-feet of custom-crafted gathering space, including the spacious 3,000-square-feet Palmetto Ballroom that can accommodate up to 250 guests and may be divided into separate meeting rooms.  For more information or reservations, call (843) 884-6000 or visit the hotel’s website at www.mountpleasantlyindigo.com.

Warmly, Carolina Mama