Just when I thought the Arabian Lentil & Rice soup was the best Appetite for Reduction recipe, I made the Smoky Split Pea soup. And, although the lentil soup is still my personal favorite, I'm outnumbered, because everyone else in my house loves this stuff.
It is so good. If you haven't used smoked paprika, I can't recommend it enough. There's a lot of it in this recipe, which explains why a soup made from green split peas has a deep, dark red hue. In addition to color, the paprika imparts such an amazing smoky flavor. You will love this. Jackson and Olivia did, and Tony says I need to make it every week.
Another night this week, I took some basil from my garden and made a batch of pesto using almonds and sunflower seeds. I tossed it with wagon wheel pasta, sliced radishes, kalamata olives, and lima beans. Random, I know! But really good. I feel like lima beans are underrated. I really like 'em.
This week has flown by. I have a lot to do today. My parents are coming to stay for a week, and I need to clean and pick up groceries before their flight arrives. I've been up since 4 a.m. with Olivia the insomniac, so I will need to locate some extra energy somewhere.
Have a great day!