pea and peppermint soup.

June 6, 2012, Michaela Evanow, 11 Comments

I love this soup. It’s nourishing, easy, and unique. The combination of fresh peppermint, sweet green peas, egg, green onion and the addition of ginger and cinnamon, makes this soup perfect for a cold day, for pregnancy, cold and flu season and it’s quick enough for new mums!

I found it in the Vegetarian Mother’s Cookbook: Whole Foods to Nourish Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women—and Their Families.

The book was decent, but had a lot of brown rice forward recipes. So it seemed a bit dated in that sense. I never use brown rice but opt for other whole grains like millet, quinoa, and barley. But I did find this little gem of a recipe. I wish I’d had it for my pregnancy, because I really couldn’t keep much down for the first few months but some eggs and simple foods.

pea AND peppermint SOUP

Pea and Peppermint Soup

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups vegetable broth (I like Trader Joe’s low sodium organic broth)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 3 green onions, diced
  • 1/2 cup tightly packed peppermint, chopped
  • 2 tsp tamari
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten with a touch of water
Directions:
Bring veggie stock, cinnamon stick, garlic and ginger to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and add peas, onions, and peppermint. Reduce heat again to low, and add the tamari. Stir. Drizzle the eggs around the edge of the pot. Serve! It may look a little funky, but it’s wonderful! If you want a bit more spice, add the cinnamon stick first, before anything else and boil for 2-3 minutes, then continue.

nourishing pea soup

11 Comments

  • Reply Sleeping Should Be Easy June 7, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    That soup looks really good! I might try it and add beans too. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Michaela. June 7, 2012 at 5:47 PM

      Sounds like a good idea! Let me know if you add the beans and which ones 🙂

  • Reply Going Coverless June 7, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    I love the new look of your website by the way. Awesome job!

  • Reply Going Coverless June 7, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Looks good! You always seem to cook the most delicious things–SO flavorful, and also beautiful. I’m always a little jealous when I see your food posts that I still haven’t gotten back into the swing of cooking nice dinners since having Fae. You get me motivated though.

    • Reply Michaela. June 7, 2012 at 5:04 PM

      GC, love to hear that! I feel like it took me forever to get back into the kitchen, and I just love to cook. I also didn’t really cook at all during my pregnancy, so it was a long time coming!

  • Reply motherwho June 7, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    Yum! This sounds delicious!!! With all those ingredients already in my pantry I know exactly what’s on the menu tomorrow, thanks! 🙂

    • Reply Michaela. June 7, 2012 at 4:34 PM

      lovely! it’s so simple, and I love the fresh peppermint in there!

  • Reply tdblue June 6, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    I have to try this! Peas and peppermint sound yummy!

    • Reply Michaela. June 7, 2012 at 5:46 PM

      Totally is! And the green onions make it shine.

  • Reply Natalie B June 6, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    mmm looks yummy!

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