… the problem with the foodblog is the food… all the lovely food…!
… I know i’ve moaned about this before but we’re talking nearly a full stone since I started blogging this spring… and now it’s coming up for Christmas and I have so much planned and most of it involves sugar and/or fat of some kind…( and there’s no WAY i’m cutting back on Christmas treats…) plus there’s the ‘we should cocoa’ monthly challenges (yes Chele and Choclette I AM blaming you for my increasing waisteline…)
… so… no more cupcakes… no more chocolate… no more pork belly… I have just under a month to get back on track… healthy eating and a bit of carb reduction…(sorry Lucretia… I promise to feed you but no bread till Christmas Eve…) but this doesn’t mean dullsville… not in belleaukitchen… I can promise you some delicious, warming and very tempting healthy and fresh food… well it’ a challenge I can try and stick to for a week at least…
… and we’re going to start with a bowl of purest green… (last of the sourdough served to The Viking, not me!)
Pea and Rocket Soup
1 onion – finely chopped
1 medium leek – finely chopped
1 large carrot – finely chopped
1 large bunch of rocket (or you could use one of the supermarket bags)
1 small bag of frozen peas (frozen is better than fresh… we can discuss this at a later date)
2 pints good veg stock
– in a heavy pan saute the onions in butter and oil till soft, add the leek and carrot and saute further for a few mins more
– season with salt and pepper and some fresh herbs… I used rosemary which always works so well with pea, and then place the lid on and sweat the veg on a low heat till soft.
– add the peas, the stock and then the rocket and let it simmer for 20 mins.
– whizz with a handheld and serve
the rocket adds a peppery twist to the peas… lovely, warming and filling for another snowy day in Lincolnshire
eat and of course, enjoy!
– add salt and pepper