My blender and juicer have graduated to permanent countertop residency the past month, supporting me in my quest to eat more real foods and step away from the sugar and high glycemic carbs (that are oh, so delicious, but oh, so dangerous!). I love my juicer, and it gets me to eat kale, cucumbers and parsley much more frequently than in salads and such, but stripping away the fiber just doesn't seem like the right thing to do all that often. But veggie smoothies? I don't know about you, but I've had one kale smoothie, and that'll do me for life.
But wait a minute. Aren't soups simply warmed up veggie smoothies?? Nutritious and satisfying in a way that a juice just never can be, and delicious in a way that a veggie smoothie just never will be. This week's Dorie recipe w/the French Friday's gang is a simple preparation of onion, frozen peas and a head of romaine lettuce -- yep, lettuce. I was skeptical, but followed Dorie's instructions and love the results! I've enjoyed the soup for three meals over the past couple days and it gets more delicious each time. I highly recommend it!
Recipe for Cheating-on-Winter Pea Soup, p.59 from Around My French Table, by Dorie Greenspan