My comments: YUM! The added step of roasting the tomatoes adds a level of sweetness and adding them at the end means they keep their shape, rather than cooking down. This receipe actually calls for serving the tomatoes as halves on top of the bowl which are added to the top of the soup when it is being served. While I think this would be a beautiful presentation, I think this way of incorporating everything is better for my uses, and it also is probably easier to eat.
The recipe also called for cooking the Kale with Shallots and garlic in a skillet before adding to the soup, but I prefer this method.
Instead of the celery the recipe called for I used celery root, which was awesome but since it has a stronger taste than traditional celery, I would make the pieces sm if you also use celery root. I had the parsnip left in my fridge, so I added and it was an awesome addition.
I'm a sucker for satisfying during the cold weather and this crosses off all the boxes- protein, starch, vegetables...and the immunity boosting power of mythical chicken soup!
I did deglaze the pot with white wine after I added the onions and garlic, and it cooked off, but added another layer of flavor to the soup, which I welcomed!