Wednesday, March 07, 2007

A Green Dinner



A very green dinner tonight - figuratively and literally. Salad, steamed broccoli, and split pea soup. The soup was actually pulled from the freezer and reheated. I used a recipe from all*recipes as my base. I used a bit less potato (because they don't freeze well) and I added some liquid smoke. Oh, and no oil since everything sautes up just fine in water. It is a thick soup, more stewlike actually, but everyone here seems to like it okay.

Vegan Split Pea Soup

INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
1 bay leaf
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups dried split peas
1/2 cup barley
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
7 1/2 cups water
3 carrots, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
3 potatoes, diced
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS
In a large pot over medium high heat, saute the oil, onion, bay leaf and garlic for 5 minutes, or until onions are translucent. Add the peas, barley, salt and water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Add the carrots, celery, potatoes, parsley, basil, thyme and ground black pepper. Simmer for another hour, or until the peas and vegetables are tender.

2 comments:

Candi said...

Looks so good! Thanks for the recipe too! :P Liquid smoke is good stuff!

KleoPatra said...

i am really lovin' your blog (i'm new here)...

Just wanted to stop by and say hello... Wonderful stuff here!!