Over these past seven days, the weather has been so indecisive here in Atlanta – from highs in the high 70’s (F) last Tuesday, to highs barely in the 40’s (F) yesterday – it sure makes for some bone chilling nights and mornings! My hat’s off to yall Northerners who are out running in sub zero temps! For me, weather this cold means one of two things for dinner: either something extra spicy or something extra warm; and that’s how this stew came into fruition!
Today I am linking up with Jenn @ Peas and crayons to share my day of eats as well as to ogle at other’s – because we are all food lovers here!
Have yall tried these yet? If yall haven’t – then DON’T!!! Don’t even pick that bag up – because these are highly addicting!!! This bag was in our house for a grand total of 32 hours! I am still trying to figure out how the two of us inhaled that whole bag in less than 2 days!!! Usually, chips hang around our pantry for a week or till they have lost their crunch…am flabbergasted!
And before the dates, while I was putting up our bags from a visit to Trader Joe’s, I came across this POUND PLUS bar of CHOCOLATE (GAH – THIS could fuel and, at the same time, tame any chocolate craving) – while I didn’t recall getting it, I was pleasantly surprise to find it and just as I was about to dig in – my daughter reminded me that “we” had bought it for her friend’s birthday!!! Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattt????
So -seeing this gal (aka cold wimp) has gotta have her chocolate, I had to settle for these…
And part 1 – was NOT frozen yogurt, but plain Greek yogurt paired with Trader Joe’s Boysenberry preserves. I thought giving up Kemp’s Moose Tracks Frozen Yogurt for lent was gonna be hard and meohmy was I SO RIGHT!!!
I have one request today – this video is kinda long, but it sure melted my heart – a reminder that even when we don’t understand those we love, they are looking out for our best interests and teaching us lessons we will understand way down the road…
Split Pea Stew
- Olive oil
- 2 onions chopped
- 4 pieces of fresh turmeric
- 6 cloves of garlic
- 1 one inch piece of ginger
- 1/2 cup of yellow split peas
- 1/2 cup of green split peas
- Tikka Masala sauce or can sub 1 can coconut milk, 1 teaspoon garam masala, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 3 tomatoes chopped
- 2 carrots sliced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Saute onions in olive oil till slightly golden
- Add in garlic, turmeric and ginger
- Add in split peas, water, tikka masala (or substitutions) and let simmer on low for 30 minutes
- Add in the tomatoes and carrots and let simmer for another 10 minutes
- Serve and enjoy!