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Savory Green Pea Basil Soup! - BlogHer

Sunday, August 5, 2012

savory basil green pea soup, raw — back from blogher!

  • 2 cups green peas – frozen ones work too
  • 8 large basil leaves — 1/4 cup cut
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 long green onions
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • extra basil for garnish!

What a weekend! Had a brilliant time at BlogHer ’12 — which is basically a gargantuan conference celebrating all women who blog. In contrast to bonding over food at Nourished, it was interesting to meet ladies from all different topic areas! I never knew what the next blogger I met would be passionate about.

I met some amazing ladies (and gents). The sweetest people, and I’m excited to have new blogs to read up on. Check out their Twitter handles, and join in conversation:

  • Amy‏ @everydaydinners
  • Bay ‏@queenmotherblog
  • Catherine @weelicious
  • CJ @cjbruce
  • Emily @eshomemaker
  • Jennifer‏ @decaporter
  • Karla @karlatrotman
  • Katie @SheLikesRuffles
  • Kimberly‏ @RotterWrites
  • Laura @Mom_Mart
  • Lori @LoriDCrooks
  • SociallyActive @Socially_Active
  • Megan @IRun4Wine
  • Meredith ‏ @meredithphares
  • Stacey @Spellbinders
  • Una‏ @sassycurmudgeon
  • Along with meeting the conference-goers, I loved hearing the speakers tell about their success, all built from scratch. It’s a blessing how easy technology makes it to share your passion, whether it’s food, politics, or parenting — and I encourage you to take up a blog of your own. It opens the door to learning, meeting new people who share your interest, and expressing yourself better.

    Along with a boatload of tips and crazy ideas for Spiced, I’m excited to experiment with more raw recipes! This one in particular aims at staying cost-friendly. Regarding vegetarian and raw diets, one of the main concerns I hear is “It’s so expensive!” This is doesn’t quite compute with me…It’s true, packaged or unique ingredients can run you a high bill. But the bulk of a plant-based diet is just that: vegetables, fruits, and legumes. In the grocery aisle they rank low in cost; the most expensive items I come across are meat, fish, and dairy products.

    the raw materials

    There are several resources for vibrant, healthy, inexpensive eating. One that I’ve come to love is Raw on $10 a Day, where I got the idea for this savory recipe, Green Pea Basil Soup. You’d never know that it’s raw! I love the way the avocado and basil accent the sweet peas.

    savory spoonful

    let's eat!

    P.S. BlogHer Food ’13 is in…Austin, Texas! Holy cow, buy your tickets early.

    Lovin’ly adapted from Raw on 10:

    1.Rinse off your peas and basil leaves under cold water (if you have frozen peas, let ’em thaw until room temp). Cube the avocado, dice the onions, and mince the garlic.

    2. Combine all ingredients together in blender or food processor until smooth.

    3. Chill for 30 minutes, and garnish with extra peas and fresh basil. Mmm!

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