Dinner: Split Pea Soup and Fresh Bread

Dinner: Split Pea Soup

It’s been windy and cold in the evenings, which means autumn is here. What better way to usher in autumn than warming the entire apartment by baking bread and making soup?

The soup was very simple. I sauteed two diced onions in some olive oil until soft, threw in about 2 cups of broth, 3 cups of water. Then I threw in 2 cups of dried split peas and 1/2 a cup of red lentils. I guess you can skip the lentils. I don’t remember why I put them in other than because I felt like it. I let that simmer on low for about 30 minutes, or until the peas were soft.

With the magic of the immersion blender, I blended the soup until it was smooth, added some liquid smoke, the juice of half a lemon, and salt to taste. After putting it into the soup bowls, I topped it off with a pinch of smoked paprika, lemon zest, and smoked garlic chips.

I wish I could write down the recipe for the bread because it came out tasty, but I’m spontaneous with the bread making. I just keep adding flour and salted water until I think the consistency is doughy enough.

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