Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Split Pea Soup

I created split pea soup for lunch. The girls and I had it along with cornbread and cauliflower. The first thing out of my two year-old's mouth when she took a bite of the soup was, "Mmmm." They both ate everything well. I didn't take a picture because it just looked like, well, green goop! Also, I made it up as I went along, so the recipe is not exact science, but here it is:

1 small package dry split peas, prepared according to package directions
dry vegan beef or chicken broth
1/2 tsp marjoram
1/2 tsp thyme
3/4 cup vegan sour cream
salt to taste
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 clove garlic, crushed and diced
1 tbsp olive oil

After the split peas are cooked, drain all the liquid off except for enough to just cover the split peas. Then, mix in enough dry broth mix to flavor the liquid. Add the spices, sour cream, and garlic powder. Lightly fry the fresh garlic in the oil just long enough to release its aroma but not browning it. Then, add it to the rest of the ingredients. Blend all in a blender until smooth. May serve garnished with more vegan sour cream.

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