Saturday, February 20, 2010

Split Pea Soup and Salad


Funny story. After googling to look for a split pea soup recipe from California Pizza Kitchen...I found it, posted it earlier, (you can see it here) it was yummy...decided to make it again today.

Turns out I already had the recipe, in a cookbook (Top Secret Recipes Lite), that I've had for at least a decade. Ah...maybe I should read my cookbooks more. So many recipes, so little time.

Tonight's dinner was very green. Green salad and green soup. And Nick had soup and avocado, and some lettuce that he stole from daddy's bowl.

The salad had feta, walnuts, roasted peppers, kalamatas, sun-dried tomatoes, and balsamic vinegar and olive oil. And avocado.

This last week I was a good leftover week. In addition to the lentil artichoke stew, we had Spouse's Gramp's beef stroganoff and asparagus...which was on sale at Vons for $0.99/lb!! I ate at least a pound of asparagus over the space of 24 hours.

Last night we ate at the Red Pepper restaurant for a dinner with my hub's old professor, who is retiring. Yummy food, so I picked up a takeout menu (you never know), and of course, none of the food we ate was on the menu...all from the secret menu. My faves were the eggplant and the Chinese stir-fried greens with garlic.

5 comments:

Joanne said...

Green is my favorite color! It rivals orange for food colors that I love (butternut squash, sweet potatoes v. broccoli, brussels sprouts, and asparagus...tough choice). Beautiful dinner.

Lele said...

I love finding restaurant recipes online. Although then after I make them at home I can never justify paying extra $$ for them at restaurants!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

glad you made the protein PB choc chip energy bars! awesome! Yes, they can get a little soft just b/c of all that good stuff like PB, maple, banana, etc in there but good nonetheless, right! I keep mine in the freezer and take out as needed. Seems to work for us!

瘋狂的 said...

He that travels far knows much...................................................

fitandfortysomething said...

Try adding 1/4 cup coconut oil to the bars next time......Love your soup.

Have a great day......