Cut all your veggies, and sausage. Place to the side.
In a large pot heat 2 tbs of olive oil.
Once the oil is hot place the sausage in the pot in a single layer. Allow to caramelize on one side for 3 minutes, and then stir for further caramelization for 2 minutes.
Stir in the onion with the sausage, and allow for onions to cook with the sausage for 3-4 minutes.
Stir in the italian seasoning, paprika, pepper, red pepper flakes, salt, and garlic to the sausage onion mixture. Once stirred through add mushrooms, sweet potatoes, celery, parsnips, carrots, and chicken stock.
Bring the stew to a boil, and let simmer uncovered for 35 minutes.
Add the chopped kale, and allow to simmer for another 5 minutes until kale is wilted.
Serve hot, and enjoy :)