Fall Soup with Sausage and Fresh Greens

2 sausages, casing removed
1 shallot, leek or onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
4 carrots, diced
4 cups of freshly chopped greens of your choice (swiss chard, kale, or collard greens)
2 cups of chopped fresh tomatoes or canned tomato puree
2 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
2 cups of water
lots of freshly ground pepper

Begin by heating a large pot over medium heat.  Toss in the sausage and break it apart into small pieces as it cooks.  Add in the shallot and garlic andfor a minute or two until softened.  Add the remaining ingredients and simmer over low heat for at least 30 minutes.  Enjoy with a sprinkling of freshly grated parmesan cheese. - From Sara's Be Nourished By Food Blog