Thursday, October 7, 2010

a lesson learned.

so not all recipes are going to come out good. no matter how closely I follow the recipe, sometimes I just don't like what I made. the following recipe is a good example of this. but maybe you would like it, so I will share it with you:

some sort of yellow split pea mash with chicken sausage
(loosely based on this lentil soup recipe from epicurious)

a handful of baby carrots, chopped (I need to use those up! why did I buy such a big bag?!)
half a small onion, chopped
3 cubanelle peppers, chopped (my garden all of a sudden decided to produce a bunch of these)
3 chicken sausages, sliced
1 bag of yellow split peas (I meant to use lentils but I didn't have any)
broth ( 5-6 cups)
1 bay leaf
atleast 2 garlic cloves
1 tblsp tomato paste
salt, pepper

bring split peas, bay leaf, cloves, and broth to a boil. simmer covered for about 45 minutes. once the peas are done, pull out the cloves and bay leaf. stir in tomato paste. keep watm. in a seperate pan, saute sausage in a little oil utnil browned. remove from pan. saute onions, peppers and carrots (add more garlic too if you want a more garlicky taste). once softened, add this and the sausage into the peas. serve with salt, pepper and feta. (steps not listed: taste. remember you don't really like split peas. instantly regret making this (it made so much there are a couple extra tuperware tubs in the fridge too). pick out the sausage and carrots and eat those. decide to make pumpkin muffins* instead.

(yes that is a super warped IKEA cutting board)

(final step: put random herb on top to make photo fancy)

*pumpkin muffins
(based on this recipe)

1 cup pumpkin puree
1 egg
1/2 cup yogurt
3 tblsp honey
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 2/3 cup flour
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1 bag chocolate chips (would also be good with chopped crystallized ginger)

preheat to 350. mix all wet ingredients. mix all dry (except chips) in a seperate bowl. incorporate dry into wet. lastly mix in chocolate chips. pour into muffins tins (or make weird cakey cookies). the recipe has 10-12 minutes for baking time but mine probably took 5-10 minutes longer. muffins are done when your princess toothpick comes out clean! enjoy!

(yeah that's right, I classed it up with my tinfoil heart tins)


  1. Look at you, miss thang! The pumpkin muffin looks DELISH. Love the heart foils!

  2. i'm definitely going to try that soup recipe. but not with split peas. and i looooove chicken sausage.

    p.s. thank you for dictating my grocery list this week :)

    and if you ever make a pot roast, do share my dear!

  3. Random herb does indeed look very fancy!