My heritage is half French. In addition to croissants (which I am desperately trying to come up with a veganized version) and wine, I love Split Pea Soup. I fondly remember my dad putting on his best puppy-dog-eye face and asked my mom to please make him some Split Pea Soup and Johnny Cake (otherwise known as cornbread).
Of course, my mom would use a ham bone or bacon, which in my recipe I opt for some Hickory Flavored Liquid Smoke.
I have made many, many batches of Cream of Broccoli Soup through the years but always used regular broccoli.
I had a some broccoli rabe in my refrigerator and decided to experiment with it. Since broccoli rabe has a less bitter and milder taste than regular broccoli, it was worth a bit of experimentation.
WOW. The soup was so unbelievably creamy and mild. I suggest you give this recipe a try soon.
For dinner you can serve alongside salad for a complete meal. Trust me, this soup is hardy so you don’t need any bread.
Please feel free to let me know how it turns out!
I was asked by another blog to review a box of Indian curry spices and write a post a while back. I enjoyed the amazing spices but I am being completely honest when I say, curry is not something I would like to eat every night of the week however, it is a dish I occasionally crave.
I like adding the sliced avocado topping because, in addition to adding lots of nutrients, it tones down the spice a bit.