Sunday, November 5, 2006


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One of the products I brought home from my last trip to Portland OR was smoked salt, which I had never heard of before. I bought some Salish (alderwood smoked) sea salt. I was anxious to try it so I made the following soup, which is very low in calories and so inexpensive to make-- very homestyle and a longtime favorite. I thought a smoky flavor would compliment it, and it did. Only 1/2 a teaspoon in the pot really added a lovely flavor.

Printable Recipe

Serves 6

5 cups tasty vegetarian broth
2 medium onions, minced
3 ribs celery, with leaves, chopped
1/2 cup dried green or yellow split peas, rinsed
1/4 cup dried black-eyed peas, rinsed
1/4 cup pearl or pot barley
1 bay leaf
3 cups chopped greens of any kind (chard, rapini, Chinese broccoli, collards, kale, mustard greens, etc.)
2 carrots, chopped
1 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. smoked sea salt (or use regular salt with a bit of liquid smoke)
freshly-ground black pepper to taste
Optional garnish: smoked pimenton/paprika (sweet or hot)

Mix the broth, celery, onions, split peas, black-eyed peas, barley, and bay leaf in a large pot. Bring to a boil, then turn down, cover, and simmer for 1 and 1/2 hours.

Add the greens, carrots, basil, and thyme. Simmer about 1/2 an hour longer, or until the carrots are tender. Add the smoked salt and freshly-ground black pepper to taste.

Serve hot.

Nutrition (per serving): 155.8 calories; 4% calories from fat; 0.9g total fat; 0.0mg cholesterol; 49.6mg sodium; 606.3mg potassium; 30.8g carbohydrates; 8.5g fiber; 4.3g sugar; 22.3g net carbs; 8.4g protein; 2.4 points.



Anonymous said...

Great YouTube start there, Bryanna. Love hearing your voice and seeing what you're doing. And may i say, lovely necklace you are wearing! Very awesome. Can't wait to see the DVD you are working on with with Julie and Dreena. SUPER cool!

The homey smokin' peas 'n' stuff there looks SMOKIN'!!! Wow, love that goodness.

Anonymous said...

:o I just read about this DVD on Dreena's site, which linked here to your video!! Wow! I'm so excited! This is a great idea and I'm happy that such a talented team is working together on this. :) I can't wait!!!!

Anonymous said...

While the video is downloading I'll tell you that the soup looks and sounds totally delicious !

I finally made your Big Bakery Style Muffins yesterday (Lemon and Poppy seeds, if you remember) and OMG ! I love you, what else can I say ?

Thank you !!

Bryanna Clark Grogan said...

I'm so glad you liked them, Gaia!