Sorry for the delay in posts. School started this past week, for all of us. Now begins strict schedules, homework, therapy, you name it. I will attempt to update weekly. And, not wait so long between posts.
Today, I made my chipotle split pea soup recipe. No, it is not cool here. As a matter of fact, it is still horribly hot. But, I love soup. My oldest son loves this soup. He dips bread in it. It is simple, and the crockpot does all the work. I also like to add some potatoes to the soup.
Chipotle Split Pea Soup (w/a variation)
1lb dried split peas
8c veggie broth
1 small onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 lg carrots, sliced
1/2t coarse black pepper
2 chipotles in adobo sauce, pureed
Place all the ingredients in a crockpot. Cook on high for 6-8 hours.
Variation: For Split Pea and Yam Soup, omit the chipotles, add a large cubed sweet potato. Add a package of tempeh bacon or a package of vegan sausage(cooked and sliced). Cook in the crockpot for 6-8 hours.
Last night I made a roasted Brussels sprouts, mushroom, and garden pepper pasta dish. I made a creamy avocado sauce for the pasta. It was amazing. Simple, light, and so good.
For dessert I made bread pudding. I had some bread in the refrigerator that needed to be used. And, though it is not pumpkin season, it is close enough for me. I love pumpkin. I found a recipe online. I used a recipe from Chef Chloe’s site. It was amazing. And, it made a ton. We froze half of it.
Fresh from the oven. Yum!
Chocolate Pumpkin Bread Pudding a la mode.
In gardening news, the summer garden is fading fast. The only vegetables surviving, are the peppers, and okra. I mentioned I had a ton of peppers, and my friend Vohn sent me a pickled pepper recipe. Vohn is another favourite blogger of mine. Check out Vohn’s Vittles.
Lovely peppers from the garden.
Pickled peppers cooling on the counter.
The other day, I made a green garden curry. When we arrived home, we were tired. We were tempted to order take away. But, we didn’t. As I mentioned, we are trying to save for a big move, and our university studies. I made a simple green curry sauce, and added it to a mix of veggies from our garden, and some tofu. I served it over rice. Tasty, and it saved us money.
It is a 3 day weekend here. We have no plans, which is quite nice.
Enjoy your day.