Split Pea & Lentil Soup

Still sick! Yay…
I’ve grown accustomed to living off soup and NyQuil, but I have a good feeling it’ll end soon considering it’s been over a week. Moving on, let’s talk about this bomb ass soup. I can’t complain, I know I say that a lot, but after having liquid-y food for a week, I think that means something. So get your butts in the kitchen and give it a try.

I love the density of this soup, it’s not a light one where you’re still looking for more afterwards. You’ll feel nice and full after. Reeeal satisfying.

There is a great blend of veggies in here, along with a good amount of spices. Also, I f*cking love lentils and split peas… when they get all soft… YUM.

Portions of this recipe were borrowed from Verna at The Cheeky Chickpea.

Ingredients:

  • 2 c of split peas
  • 1 c lentils
  • 9 c water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 tbsp water or broth
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 4 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp liquid aminos (optional)
    OR
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke (optional)
  • 3 c spinach

Instructions:

  1. Rinse the green split peas and lentils well and add them to your favorite soup pot (5 qt or bigger) with salt, bay leaves and water. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. While peas are simmering add onions, broth, pinch of salt & pepper to a med/lg skillet . Saute on medium heat for 5-7 minutes or so till onions are soft and slightly caramely, then add rest of veggies and cook for 5 minutes or so till slightly softened.
  3. After 15 minutes add rest of ingredients to the pot, cover and continue to simmer for an additional 45 to 50 minutes, stirring occasionally , until peas are (fall apart) soft.
  4. Right before you take it off the heat, add in the spinach, let the leaves soften and cook for about a minute or so.
  5. Remove from heat and season with more salt and pepper if desired. If the soup seems to thicken add more water if you like, or broth.
  6. Frying your veggies first is optional but adds extra flavor
  7. Enjoy that sh*t!

Amazing Veggie Hashbrown Vegan Breakfast

You can’t lie, this sh*t looks gooood, and it is. Super easy to put together and pretty quick. I’m on a big time soyrizo kick, all my breakfasts’ have it in there.

I cheated and used frozen hashbrowns, but can you blame me?! I don’t have time to shred potatoes and all that. So, I say you should get the frozen kind too. (;

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 package of frozen hashbrowns
  • sprinkle of garlic powder and black pepper
  • 1/4-1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 package of soyrizo
  • 1/2 package of firm tofu
  • cilantro for topping

Instructions:

  1. In a medium sized pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium high, once hot add the hashbrowns, garlic powder, and black pepper. Allow to cook at least 4-5 minutes before you toss to mix. Avoid using a spatula, but after you toss, you’ll cook another five without touching, toss, cook another 5 and repeat that process until they’re cooked and crispy to your liking, add olive oil when you need it.
  2. While your hashbrowns cook, in another medium/large sized pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and add in all of the veggies, cooking for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the soyrizo, and break in the tofu. You’ll use your hands to crumble it in, and then mix everything together and cook another 3-4 minutes, stirring here and there until it’s all heated up and ready to serve!!
  4. A layer of hashbrowns and then a layer of the veggie and soyrizo scramble! Top with cilantro and anything else you want, enjoy!