10 August 2016

Blender Split Pea Soup #FoodnFlix

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This month for Food n Flix we watched the cartoon Hotel Translyvania 2 and while I was sure I wouldn't like it, I LOVED IT.  What a darling show!  It wasn't anything like I thought it would be and now I have to go back and watch the first one!  For those of you new to Food 'n' Flix, we watch a specific movie and then use it to inspire us in cooking.  A big thank you to our host, Coffee and Casseroles!

If you are not familiar with the movie, here is a synopsis: 

 Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania... Dracula's rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn't showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny - and in for a major cultural shock of her own - "Vampa" Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a "monster-in-training" boot camp. But little do they know that Drac's grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood - and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania - things are going to get batty! Written by Sony Pictures

Cute, huh?  There are a number of food scenes, but this split pea soup was inspired from a certain, well, soup scene that happens in the movie.  Just go see it.





Blender Pea Soup

by Our Good Life
Ingredients
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 2 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, roughly chopped
  • 16 ounces frozen peas, lightly steamed in the microwave for one minute
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground black pepper
Instructions
Add garlic and onion to jar and secure lid. Press “Pulse” 4-5 times until ingredients are chopped up. In a large 3-quart saucepan, sautee garlic, and onion, until onions are translucent.
Zap peas in the microwave for about three minutes.
Add carrots, celery, and enough water to cover vegetables to jar and secure lid. Press “Pulse” 10-12 times until vegetables are chopped. Add peas, sauteed vegetables, milk, vegetable juice, salt and pepper into blender. Pulse until smooth.
Heat on the stove until soup begins to bubble.  Garnish with sour cream, chive oil or mint oil.
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26 comments :

  1. I love soups and this one sounds divine. Perfect for the coming fall. I'll have to give it a go.

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  2. I'm glad you liked the movie and found some inspiration in it. This looks great!

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  3. I haven't seen the second movie, but I really enjoyed watching the first one with the girls. We'll have to have a movie night soon!

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  4. My hubs loves split pea soup. Cant say I'm a fan, but this recipe looks like a keeper for him! So great to make after a holiday for leftovers!
    Karen

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  5. I love peas in all ways. And frozen are the best. I could eat this soup every day.

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  6. I've never had split pea soup but it sounds really good! This would be the perfect Fall dish since the season is right around the corner (yay!).

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  7. This looks supper yummy - and it is dairy, sugar, AND grain free so I can eat it! I am putting this on my must-try list. Thank you!!

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  8. I have yet to see the second Transylvania movie, but I loved the first one. As falls gets closer I'm looking for new soups to try and this split pea looks so delicious. I've added to my Yum print cookbook.

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  9. I love soups that are made in the blender! I am going to have to try this one! Can't wait for soup weather!

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  10. I loved Hotel Transylvania 2 and just recently watched it with my son. This recipe is hearty and perfect for the cold weather in the coming months.

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  11. YUMMY!1 I don't think I have ever had S[lit Pea soup before. Definitely trying this recipe.

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  12. Living in a warm climate we don't eat soup often but this one sounds really good. Love the drizzle on top.

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  13. My husband is going to love this! He loves split pea and I never make it. Now I have an easy enough recipe for me to try!

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  14. I love soup, but have never had split pea soup. Sounds like something I'll have to try. We've also seen this movie and it is such a cute movie!

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  15. I love split pea soup! Always on the loom for a good recipe. I loved the first Hotel Transylvania movie. Can't wait to watch the next!

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  16. I haven't had split pea soup in a while. I would love to try this recipe someday. It sounds appealing.

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  17. Ooooo this split pea soup looks absolutely delicious!!! I'm going to have to give your recipe a try!!!

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  18. I haven't had split pea soup in ages. Gotta try this!

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  19. I love split pea soup. this sounds delicious but also simple and fast which is the perfect combo.

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  20. I haven't seen the second one yet, but I loved the first Hotel Transylvania. Such a cute movie! That soup looks delicious. I'll have to try the recipe!

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  21. I absolutely love soup, but have never made split pea soup before. I don't know why, but it scares me a little! I think that this looks like a delicious recipe!

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  22. OMG this sounds amazing. I love trying new soups so would love this!! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Split pea is one of my favorites. This one looks so good.

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  24. I'm intrigued by the almond milk in this. Great recipe, Terri!

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  25. I was aslo very pleasantly surprised byt he film and I would certainly enjoy this soup. I made almond soup with almondmilk recently, its a great choice.

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  26. Your soup looks amazing - we love the movie in our house too!

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