Blender Split Pea Soup #FoodnFlix

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
  • 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
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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Terri Steffes
Terri Steffes

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