Monday, November 26, 2012

Spa Soup

I sure did enjoy my Thanksgiving!  And boy, I am ready for some caloric/sugar/PIE detox.  This recipe comes from Savor the Moment-- Entertaining without Reservations.  All the greens make this soup healthy, full of vitamins and a great way to fill up with out busting another button on the jeans... just saying... not from experience right?

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Spa Soup
10 cups water
1 1/2 cup dried split peas
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1 bay leaf
2 cups chopped carrots
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped white portion of leeks
2 cups packed fresh spiniach
1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Bring water to a boil in a saucepan and add the split peas, thyme and bay leaf.  Reduce heat and simmer, loosely covered, for 30 to 40 minutes or until the peas are tender.

Add the carrots, onion, leeks, spiniach, green peas, salt and pepper.  Simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until the carrots are tender.  Discard the bay leaf.

Reserve 2 cups of the soup.  Pour the remainder of the soup into a blender and process until smooth.  Combine with the reserved soup in a saucepan and reheat.  Serve and enjoy!

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