Parsnip + Split Peas

After a lazy Saturday morning spent with my mandatory pot of tea (Earl Grey of course!), I rugged up and headed down the street for my mandatory morning coffee.  With my latest Country Style magazine in hand (it was delivered a couple of weeks ago but this was the first chance I had to open it), I spent the morning sipping my latte and dreaming of living in one of the beautiful country homes staring back at me from the pages.  The thought of having a huge veggie patch all to myself, along with lots of fruit trees and neighbours that I can't see, and most importantly can't hear, puts a big smile on my face.  Ahh one day!

Also knowing that a big bowl of Parsnip and Split Pea Soup was waiting for me at home made this past Saturday an absolutely blissful day.  A perfect Saturday in my book.

From the Weigh it Up website (yes, I am still participating in the 8 week challenge, although not as successfully as I'd hoped), this particular recipe caught my eye.  I love a soup with guts and the split pea and spices is a perfect match with the parsnip.  Topped off with a dollop of yoghurt.  Delicious!



VEGAN ~ Omit the tzatziki and use coconut yoghurt instead!