Feb 27, 2007

Tuesday Talk


I made a nice tofu scramble for my breakfast today. I have to say, I am loving these! They are easy, yummy, quick and versatile. All the things I like best in a meal!

I made pea soup for my lunch/supper last night. I was really good and I even got Little Princess to eat about 4 spoonfuls of it. So that was an accomplishment!

Here is the recipe I used. I added a little spinach for extra nutritiona and blended it before I served it up.

Split Pea Soup

Yield 4-6 servings


2 c dry split peas, rinsed
6-8 c vegetable stock
1 large onion (2 c)
1 carrot
2 T butter or olive oil
3-5 cloves minced garlic
1 t minced rosemary
1 t salt
2 t pepper


Place the peas and 6 c stock in a saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and partially cover.

Meanwhile, chop the onions and carrot and sauté in butter/olive oil for about 10 minutes, until onions are somewhat translucent. Add the garlic and rosemary and sauté for another 5 minutes. Add the onion mixture into the peas along with the salt and pepper. Simmer for another 40 minutes or so, until the peas are mushy and falling apart. If at any point the soup seems too dry, add more water or stock.

If you like a thick, hearty soup, you can purée some or all of it.
I mentioned the other day about this new tea (Celestial Seasonsings Honey Vanilla White Chai Tea) I have been drinking lately. I have to say it truly is the most delicious, relaxing tea I have ever drank. I take a sip and I can feel the tension just ease out of my body. The rich clear creamy taste is absolutely soothing and the fact that there are no calories and no caffiene are just a bonus. And even though I am the biggest coffee addict in the known free world, I have even found myself drinking a cup of tea first thing in the morning instead of coffee. I just love it and it feels so luxurious. It feels like I am drinking something that is a treat rather than something that is good for me.

Winter Hassel

Remember that pic I posted of my progress in shovelling the driveway? Well I got about half my driveway done the next day. I was determined! I was going to finish this driveway supposing it took me 5 days of shovelling! You would have been proud! I went out despite back pain and sleeplessness. Nothing was going to stop me!

But then Sunday night, my body played a practial joke on me and I suddenly had a swollen knee and much knee pain. Now you can imagine how much of a hassel this is when you spend a lot of time running up and down 2 flights of stairs! So despite all the determination in the world there was no shovelling for me yesterday or today. What a ROYAL PAIN! I have half my driveway shovelled and I can't get out there and do the rest!


Kat said...

The soup sounds good its the tofu I can't eat. It's not the taste its the texture.

Cory said...

I'm so sorry that your knee is bothering you now! That sucks. Just try to rest it as much as you can (I know...not easy with stairs) and you'll get your driveway finished!

Anonymous said...

Oh no! I wish you well with you knee!

Where'd you learn to made a tofu scramble that looks so good! Mmm... I'm getting hungry just looking at it!

BTW, I just now noticed your progress pictures, and you look WONDERFUL! Congratulations! Is this just the result of going veg?

The Happy Vegan

Anonymous said...

I love home made pea soup. Congrats on all your weight lost by the way. I too am trying to loose weight.

Anonymous said...

Grrrr I also wanted to comment that I was sorry to hear about you knee. Try to get some rest.

Anonymous said...

hope you are up and jumping around soon.

Melli said...

I have never been able to bring myself to try tofu.... but I have to admit - that dish looks pretty darned appetizing! How much fat/calories/carbs is in tofu? I need to look into this I guess! I make split pea soup alllll the time! I LOVE it! I've never put lemon in... I usually make mine with the green peas (though both taste the same!) and I add onion, garlic, carrots and celery. YUM! I don't add any oil or butter at all -- and I don't think it's lacking in flavor! YAY for the princess giving it a try! Whoo hoo!

Twisted Cinderella said...

Melli, I actually left the butter/oil out as well. I leave it out of most all of my recipes.

dreamy said...

Your tofu scramble looks great! What ingredients did u use?