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Spring Pea and Avocado Crostini

Last week, we had my sister-in-law and her husband visiting from San Diego. The visit was lovely. The food was not.

It was one of those bad cooking weeks. You know those weeks, where no matter how hard you try, something is just not quite right with every dish?

It started with their anniversary dinner where I over cooked the halibut (easy enough to do), sure, but then it was Friday night, and the tagine was missing something. No matter how I played with the balance of sweet and salty, sour and spicy, I just could not seem to make it sing.

The quick bread I made for a grab and go snack or breakfast was lovely, but no one ate it until it was 3 days old and starting to dry out. But what can you do? Some weeks are just like that.

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By on June 3, 2012 in Appetizer, Avocado, Blog, Lunch, Main Ingredient, Pea, Recipes, Snack, Vegetarian

Whole Food Wednesdays – Split Pea Soup with Stilton

Welcome to Whole Food Wednesdays. You’re invited to come and share your real food recipes using the linky below. We’re excited to see what yummy things you’ve been creating and what great informational posts and videos you’ve got for us.

I’ve decided to break the trend of posting a salad recipe. I know, I know, you’re all heart broken about it. But this week I wanted to share this incredibly yummy soup recipe inspired by a little road trip we took down Vancouver Island on the scenic route. We stopped at an old traditional English restaurant. This place is known for its English charm and ambiance, but not so much for its food. That being said my Split Pea Stilton Soup was so good I couldn’t wait to get home and recreate it. I have to admit that there’s really nothing that special about this soup except the taste. There’s nothing here in the ingredient list to shock or make you swoon. It’s pretty traditional. I left out the ham hocks so that it could easily be converted to vegetarian (using vegetable stock) or even vegan (if you leave out the cheese). The only reason I chose to use chicken stock as opposed to a vegetarian stock was because I had made a beautiful bone broth and I wanted all the nutritional healing qualities of the bone broth, but of course any broth will do.

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By on February 1, 2012 in Blog, Lunch, Main Ingredient, Pea, Recipes, Soup, Vegan

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