The first day, I had a simple soup twice (lunch and evening). I enjoyed that.
Second day, soup was ladled over some plain boiled Basmati rice - lovely and filling.
Third day, soup ladled over fusilli pasta – not so good. I think by this time my belly was gurgling and asking for something that would stick to my ribs.Serves 4
Slightly off track, whilst surfing the Internet, I learned that Glasgow hosted its second Zombie Walk in and around the West End of Glasgow. The walk coincided with Halloween weekend, no surprise there and it left from the gates of Kelvingrove Park. For those of your interested you will find some images of the Zombie Walk in Glasgow. I think it would have been awesome to witness, especially at night rather than daylight when it would have given some people the fright.
Spinach and split green pea soup
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, sliced
2 leeks, washed and sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon sea salt
150g *dried split green peas, picked over and rinsed
200g fresh spinach
2 pints of vegetable stock or water
Add olive oil to a big pot over med-high heat. Stir in onions, leeks, garlic and salt cook until it all softens. Add the split peas and stock or water if using. Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat, and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the split green peas are cooked through. Then add in the spinach and cook until wilted. Turn off heat. When cool enough, either using a hand blender or liquidiser puree the soup. Return to the pot, taste seasoning and adjust to taste and reheat before serving.
*If you don’t have green split pea lentils, yellow channa dal lentils, another green or brown lentil will work too.