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

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

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.


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!!