Beautiful Soup, so rich and green,
Waiting in a hot tureen!
Who for such dainties would not stoop?
Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup!
Here is the Soup (so rich and green):
...and here is the Evening:
Our Soup of the Evening was Curried Split Pea, a variation of Curried Green Lentil Soup (pictured last month on T's Daily Treasures, who got the recipe from The Cilantropist [great name!], who adapted it from Super Natural Every Day by Heidi Swanson. Whew.)
Topped with fresh cilantro (coriander) and generous amounts of crumbled feta, with fresh homemade bread on the side, it was indeed beautiful; also spicy, hearty, and filling. Click here for Cilantropist's recipe.
P.S. I used butter rather than coconut oil for sauteing (couldn't bring myself to spend $9-$12 on a jar of organic coconut oil), and scaled back on the red pepper flakes, as I don't like excessive heat. (Even with half the red pepper, it was pretty spicy.) Other than that I followed the recipe as given, using homemade chicken stock as a base.
Will I make it again? Oh, yes.
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