easy pea-sy soup

A couple weeks ago I ordered green pea flour from Amazon, high in protein and iron. I’ve been adding it to my instant breakfast mix (recipe coming soon), and recently I decided to use it to make a soup. There’s a recipe for 3 minute soup on the bag, but it’s just flour, water and bouillon. That didn’t sound too awesome. So, I did a 15 minute version. Totally worth the wait. Makes 2 servings.

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Heaping 1/2 C finely chopped onion, 1 stalk chopped celery. Not pictured, 3 cloves of garlic, chopped.

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Saute onions, garlic and celery in oil over medium heat, season to taste with salt, pepper, parsley and a bit of onion powder (yes, it does taste different than fresh onions). Once the celery & garlic begin to soften and the onions are clear,

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add 2 C water.

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Green pea flour. It’s gluten free, too!

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3 Tbsp green pea flour.

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Add a bit of water and stir for gravy-like consistency. The color is INTENSE.

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Add to veggies and hot water, stirring as you pour it in. Stir, stir, stir until it thickens.

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With nutritional yeast.

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The flour itself, uncooked, seriously tastes like dirt. In this soup, it is wonderful. The little bits of garlic are fantastic.

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Now for a variation. I made the soup again with the same base, but I added 3 Tbsp of Wayfare “sour cream”.

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Made a nice creamy base.

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This time I just added the pea flour right to the pot,

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stirred it up, then added the water and heated & stirred until it thickened. The thickness was the same, but it did slightly alter the flavor, in a very pleasant way. I think it was just the added fat 🙂

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Speaking of delicious fat…

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Bacon seitan. I was sold on the packaging.

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Well, I admit, this looks nothing like bacon.

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It looked like it was getting crispy, but it was really getting overcooked and a bit dry. I recommend cooking it in oil. Even though it looked and tasted nothing like bacon,

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the smoky flavor was a nice addition to the peas soup. I guess that’s why split pea and bacon is so popular, eh? I need to make my own facon, but meanwhile this seitan stuff is fun to play with. I found it was best to let it soak in the soup for a minute before eating.

What is your favorite soup to warm up with on a chilly fall evening?

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