Amanda’s Split Pea Soup

Not me, another Amanda.  My co-worker infact.  She mentioned how she loved split pea soup, so I decided I should give it a try.  (I think I was a little kid that last time I had it, so I truly was making it up as I went.)

Amanda’s Split Pea Soup

4 Cups Veggie Broth

6 Cups water

1 cup tomato juice

2 cups dried split peas

1 carrot, chopped

2 celery ribs, chopped

1/2 cup nutrional yeast

1tbsp dijon mustard

2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 cup finely chopped spinach

2 cups extra firm, chopped tofu

Add all of the ingredients, except tofu and spinach to the crock pot, and cook on high until peas are tender and much easily.  Take about a third of the mixture (or more if you want it extra creamy) and blend.  Once the blended mixture is added back into the crock pot, stir, and add tofu and spinach to the mix.  Cook until tofu is hot and spinach is whilted.

If you are using freshly made tomato juice, I would recommend adding a bit of salt or soy sauce to the mixture.

I think next time I make it, I might add a potato or two in there.

I served these with some kale chips (but I added more of the seasoning to the kale, but omitted the herbamare cause I don’t really know what it is.)


Well Planned Resolutions

I’ve decided on not just one, but 3 resolutions this year, and I’m publicly declaring them so I will for sure be held accountable.
My first resolution is inspired by Project333. I have been accused of ‘never wearing the same outfit twice’ a few too many times to wonder about the amount of clothing I do own. I have purged, only keeping my favourite pieces, however it would seem I have a lot of favourites. So, I’ve challenged myself to not by one single piece of clothing this year. (I am allowing myself one exception by buying a new pair of work shoes in the spring.) So far I have made it through the January clearance racks, and not bought a single item. But I fear I have two challenges coming up that may tempt me further. My partner is shopping crime is coming for a visit in a few weeks, and I know a shopping trip will come up. Secondly, I’m heading to England this summer, and not buying clothing on Oxford st is going to be very tough…
My second resolution is somewhat linked to my 3rd resolution, but should hopefully prove to be easier than the first. This year I will take more sick days. I will stay home if I’m sick. And I will even take days off some when I’m not. I have already taken one this year, but sadly it was because I was sick, and not because I was just playing hooky.
My third and final resolution is to have more fun. (This is where playing hooky comes in.) I will have more fun with my kids, attend more school functions and field trips, be silly more often. I will LOL for real, and not just via text. I will remind myself every day that my house does not exist just to be cleaned. I’ll take more enjoyment from each day, focus on the joy, and scrap off what drags me down. I’ve signed up for music lessons with my kids, booked a trip, planned ‘dates’ with friends and my husband.
I think I’m off to a good start…

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