I love soup. One of the reasons fall and winter are great times of year is that soup is almost always right! Even in Orange County, CA! I love pea and bean soups and have another recipe for Split Pea Soup on the blog but in this version, I use Trader Joe’s 10 Minute Barley in place of the potatoes and leave out some of the seasonings.
When making this soup, it is always about desired consistency. I used 8 cups of water/stock but you can always opt for more or less. It is all up to you and your personal preferences. I recommend starting out with 6 cups and adding more, a little at a time.
This soup can also be made in the crock pot and the dried, split peas can be soaked overnight to cut down on cooking time.
Any questions/comments, please let me know.
Veggie burgers are not just for summer. This recipe is perfect for this time of year because they are best cooked on a stove top. They are also healthier than most vegan burgers I have tried because of the beans and quinoa.
I recommend serving alongside fresh veggies. Also, use any leftovers the next day on top of a salad for a crunchy-satisfying meal.
I also like to serve mine with a slice of Chao Cheese, tomato and a simple sauce made with 1/2 cup Follow Your Heart Pesto Vegenaise and 1/4 cup Sriracha.
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.