PLUS the continuation of the other day's Mystery Post.
Today was cold. Very, very cold. I convinced my friend to come over and cook soup (yes, more soup) with me. To kill two birds with one stone, I picked another recipe from Appetite for Reduction for the Cookbook Club, the Smoky Split Pea Soup.
Split Pea Soup is delicious. But this is not what I'm used to. The recipe called for "split peas," not taking into account the fact that there are both green and yellow split peas. I picked green. Despite my pre-soaking these peas for over an hour, which the recipe never even called for, they were mos def not cooked by the end of the cooking time. Bummer. I mean, it was edible and tasty - paprika is the smoked flavor here, which I love - but not what I expected. I'm not even positive if pureeing would improve the crunchyish texture.
If you try this recipe, I would DEFINITLEY pre-soak green peas at least 3 hours ahead, or use yellow but I feel like that's not what's usually done. Luckily, I bought peas in bulk and will be fixing this a bit...many times. I do love split pea soup.
AND for the continuation of the mystery post and for more green things, you'll have to head over to Ainslie's Everyone is Vegan. Lemme know what you think.