We’ve been having record lows in Sacramento recently. Last Sunday when I started my run at 9 a.m., it was 25 degrees outside!!! I know that might be normal for some of y’all, but that is NOT normal for Sacramento.
刚刚检查出霜。(我年底运行the frost had thawed, and I saw that Christmas tree! Poor guy.)
So I’ve been making soup. A lot.
Need. More. Soup.
I also have been seriously skimping on turning on my heater all winter, cause I’ve got all kinds of scary bills and stuff and I thought I should be eco-friendly and all that. Trying to养护， 我猜。所以，今天我终于拿到了我的能源法案，这是大规模从一些麻烦，我已经当我搬进了我的公寓推迟。因此，该法案涵盖了几个月。它是eighteen dollars。All those measurements that I don’t understand were pretty damn close tozero。
Seymore (kitty) and IBLASTEDthe heater all day. Ate soup. Drank tea. Okay, I didn’t feed him soup or tea, but I think he enjoyed the heater. Such awarm and cozy lazy Saturdayafternoon.
2 T olive oil
1/2 large onion, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 stem celery, chopped
1 medium yam, chopped (about 1 C of cubes)
1 small-medium Russet potato, chopped (about 3/4-1C cubes)
1 1/2 C split peas
5 C vegetable stock
2 bay leaves
ground cayenne (optional if you want some heat!)
Heat olive oil in your biggest pot over medium-high heat. Add onion until it softens. I just start with the onion, and slowly add all the other veggies as I chop them (“chop ‘n’ drop” as Rachael Ray says!) Stir occasionally until all your veggies are in. Then add the split peas, veggie stock, and bay leaves. You can salt now or at the end – I like to do it at the end so I can really taste what the soup will taste like.
Then I did something that wasstupid good。I thought it was a good idea. That’s why I did it. I didn’t knowjust how good。I softened some Earth Balance margarine and mixed it with the adobo sauce from a can of chipotles in adobo. I spread it on hot toast.厚厚地涂, really. Lots of it.
So simple, but this is seriously one of the best things I’ve ever done.
1 T Earth Balance margarine
1 t adobo sauce from a can of chipotles
Toast your bread. Soften Earth Balance. Mix margarine with adobo sauce. Spread on toast. Dunk in soup.
If you’re not a big fan of spicy foods, don’t worry – the adobo sauce is milder than the peppers, and mixing it with margarine and smearing it on toast made this pretty mild. It’s just a smoky delicious pepper flavor with a mild spice.
It’s kind of ridiculous. I可能有finished off all the toast in the picture within 45 seconds of finishing my photoshoot.
好了，现在我想花几分钟谈altering recipes。I try to add some ‘customize’ options to recipes every now and then, but I don’t really talk about it. I absolutely want to provide wonderful recipes on this blog that are good if you follow them exactly. But I want to teach other home cooks how easy and fun it is to change a recipe up!Don’t let it scare you.For me, learning to alter recipes is when cooking becamereally fun。
像这样的汤是一个完美的开始。该碱是简单：肉汤，月桂叶，豌豆，S＆P。在这个汤一切你吃的非常简单的。所以，你可以很容易地改变它。不喜欢山药？Use something else!More white potato or butternut squash maybe. Do you looooove onions? Add twice as much. Are you scared of white potatoes? Leave them out. Add your favorite spices, add leftover veggies in your fridge.
In a recipe like this soup, evenquantities don’t matter.
当我做别人的食谱，我刚才读的成分，而不重视数量。洋葱，芹菜，胡萝卜，大蒜，山药，土豆。然后，添加尽可能多的每一个这些成分的，因为我想要的。Who careswhat the author initially wrote. I’m the one eating it this time.
Sure, this might be scarier with another kind of recipe where you’re really mixing things together, or baking, or making a marinade. So let’s start with simple soup.Give it a try!
Nutrition facts per serving (soup): Calories: 282; Calories from Fat: 48; Total Fat: 5.3g; Saturated Fat: 0.8g; Sodium: 354mg; Total Carbohydrates: 47.6g; Dietary Fiber: 14.7g; Sugars: 6.7g; Protein: 13.4g
Nutrition facts per serving (toast): Calories: 133; Calories from Fat: 50; Total Fat: 5.5g; Saturated Fat: 1.5g; Sodium: 210mg; Total Carbohydrates: 14.8g; Dietary Fiber: 3.0g; Sugars: 0.7g; Protein: 4.0g