Monday, January 3, 2011

E: Vegetarian Split Pea Soup, Revisited

Hi guys! Hope your Sunday treated you well. I had a very productive day which included: a gym session, cleaning all the bathrooms, dusting the house, tons of laundry, a little work & football. Unfortunately, both my guys were feeling pretty icky. Frank seems to have an infection in his eyes (I’m taking the little man to the vet today) and Josh has some kind of bug. Given this, I thought soup would make the perfect dinner!

I made a vegetarian version of Ina Garten’s split pea soup a while back and was totally craving it. It is so tasty, I decided it deserved a second post.  I must have used only 3 cups of vegetable broth last time, because this time the result was much more soupy! Both version are yummy though! Pre-blend:

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And after:

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As much as I love to home-make bread, Publix bakery fresh rolls are great in a pinch! I heated the rolls back up in the oven and placed them on top of the soup:

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Checkout that bread to soup ratio ;) Yum!

Anyone have anything exciting going on this week? Josh’s parents and sister are coming to visit at the end of the week!!

31 comments:

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

I've never had split pea soup but have heard it is so delicious. You can never go wrong with Ina!

Lauren said...

That soup sounds great! And there always has to be more bread than soup, what else would you use to eat the soup? A spoon? That's crazy! :)

Hope you have a great week Erica! :)

Heather said...

I've never had split pea soup - it's on my "to try in 2011" list. :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Tamales are insanely good! Ben's favorite were the vegetarian Ben and cheese ones! I hope you had a great Christmas!

Salah (My Healthiest Lifestyle) said...

I love split pea soup! Yours looked wonderful!

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

I've never made split pea soup before - and come to think of it don't know that I've ever had it?! But it looks good!

This week is year end close for us so it's going to be pretty much horrible - but I'm trying to keep a positive attitude since at the end of the week I have something scary/exciting going on (work related) to maybe change that for the better :)

Britt @ Runnerbelle said...

Awesome looking soup! Such a nice wife you are. Hope Frank is okay, poor guy.

Things are picking up big time with our new business, I have brides contacting me left and right to check out our new event space! Also booked an October wedding over the weekend and have a May one just about ready to book as well!

fitchocoholic said...

That looks so tasty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christina said...

haha that chunk of bread! i thought it was a ham hock, but i was like "wait, no, not for erica.." huge!

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

Lol, I thought it was a ham hock at first too :-)

Looks great!

I Run for Fun said...

I love split pea soup...and the idea of mopping up the soup with bread.

Happy New Year!!!

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

You can never go wrong with Ina....lol I want to make soup today too! have a great day and I hope everyone feels better soon!

Priyanka said...

I thought I was the only one, but other comments seem to agree that the bread looks like ham :)

Faith said...

Oh, it's been way too long since I've had split pea soup! My mom used to make it when I was a kid and it was always one of my favorites...yours looks fantastic!

Lisa said...

The soup looks great! I've been looking for new soup recipes (it's so cold here!), and this looks like it's right up my alley.

I don't have much going on this week, just trying to talk myself into working :)

teresa said...

oh yum! nothing like a hot bowl of soup and delicious chunk of bread. have a great week erica!

Val said...

I heart Split Pea Soup....it's so comforting and hearty!

Anne Marie said...

The most exciting thing I have going on is that I'm back to work....but I miss my little guy back at home!

fittingbackin said...

this soup looks wonderful! Hope the boys are feeling better soon and I hope you have so much fun with your company! This week should be busy at work, then we're off to Ariz. Saturday - woo!

Julie said...

souuuuup! haha i just took out all the ingredients i had on hand to throw together a pot of everything but the kitchen sink soup haha :)

hope your men are feeling better! i had a lot of things to get done today and i definitely didn't manage to get them done. major fail but whatev!

someday we will go on a double date with your hubby and your hubby's brother. haha :) but mainly it will be a date for you and me

Shannon said...

oh man, first day back was rough! but it might be b/c i'm feeling a bit under the weather... hope you had a fabulous holiday girl :)

i'm glad you posted about this, i need to try split pea soup. as a kid, i refused, but i'm sure my grown-up tastebuds would find it delicious!!

Rachael said...

Split pea and lentil soups are my go-to recipes for feeding large crowds - always appreciate a new version!
Back to work this week for me - a new job in a new field; I'm pretty excited, and I get to spend lots of time on farms!

Holly said...

Oh my gosh, you were super dooper productive! I was, too, but on a much smaller scale. ;-)

I agree about store bought bread...sometimes in a pinch, it is just perfect! And, okay, I'm still scared to bake my own bread....

I hope Frank and Josh feel better soon!

*Naomi* said...

holy bread bowl!!! looks amazing! it reminds me of challah bread!!

BroccoliHut said...

I miss the Publix bakery--they have a great selection of baguettes and whole grain loaves!

Simply Life said...

nothing beats soup and fresh bread in the winter!

Corey @ the runners cookie said...

I want to try making split pea soup! I've only ever tried it from a can...I think I would love it more homemade :)
I hope your 2 guys feel better!

Katie said...

That's my kind of ratio! Soup without bread is criminal.

I love split pea soup, but it's so rare to find without ham. Glad you made a good one!

Hope you're having a great week :-)

Kitchen cabinets said...

As I'm pure vegeterian so This soup is amazing to cook and extremely delicious.

Natalie said...

ahhh I've been meaning to make split pea soup, I haven't had it in years! Yum!!

Campinggirl said...

I love split pea soup and it freezes so well!