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Spring Pea Soup with Goat Cheese

2015 May 6

Enjoy a delicious, elegant meal without ever turning on your stove (or stovetop for that matter)! No I’m not tempting you with some swanky microwave meal—though I make a mean microwave Spaghetti Squash. Today I’m sharing a delicious no-cook blender dinner: Spring Pea  Soup with Goat Cheese!

5-Ingredient Spring Pea Soup

True peas are a fab spring farmers market find but you’ll never actually catch me pealing the real deal. No fresh peas for me-s! Who’s got time for that?! Frozen peas are my FAVES! One of those magic convenience ingredients that actually tastes just as good as the real thing.

5-Ingredient Spring Pea Soup

For this soup, I don’t even thaw the peas. Instead, I heat up chicken broth in the microwave and just let the frosty peas and hot broth chill out for a few minutes before I blend ’em—the peas thaw in seconds!

5-Ingredient Spring Pea Soup

5-Ingredient Spring Pea Soup

I love this recipe because it is totally safe, scrumptious and customizable for my health conscious and allergy afflicted friends. Vegetarian? Use vegetable broth! Vegan? Skip the goat cheese. I added croutons (cuz I love them) but if you’re gluten free, you can add roasted salted almonds for crunch instead. Allergic to nuts, well you get the idea…

5-Ingredient Spring Pea Soupphotos by Erin Phraner

Spring Pea Soup with Goat Cheese
Serves 2
An elegant 5-Ingredient no-cook spring pea soup.
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Ingredients
  1. 10 ounces frozen peas
  2. 1 1/2 to 2 cups hot chicken or vegetable broth (depending on desired consistency)
  3. 1 clove garlic
  4. 2 scallions, white and light green parts only
  5. Crumbled goat cheese
  6. PANTRY STAPLE: Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Put the peas, broth, garlic and a big pinch each salt and pepper in a blender and let sit for a few minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, thinly slice 1 green onion and cut the other into 1-inch chunks; put the chunks in the blender with the other ingredients.
  3. Blend soup on high until very smooth. Refrigerate 30 minutes to serve cold or enjoy at room temperature—you can also heat up in the microwave! Your choice.
  4. Top with goat cheese and sliced scallions. Add croutons or salted roasted almonds for crunch if desired. Eat the soup. Be awesome.
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Our Backyard Mother’s Day Picnic

2015 May 4

Every year for Mother’s Day my sister and I put our heads together and think up a fun way to celebrate our Mom. It’s usually something girly like a high tea at home or a picnic in the park which means skipping the crowds and un-intimate settings and creating something really memorable.

Backyard Picnic

Mothers Day Picnic

This year in honor of Mother’s Day, and keeping with our sisterly tradition, I’ve partnered with Clyde May’s Whiskey to share an easy idea, and recipes, for celebrating Mom in the comfort of your own casa! All of you last minute planners out there, you are so welcome.

Backyard Mothers Day Picnic

Mothers Day Picnic

Backyard picnics are easy to plan, relaxing to enjoy, and you don’t have to lug a heavy basket to the park! Set up a small makeshift table like we did with an old crate covered in fabric, or lay down a picnic blanket in your backyard. read more…

The Baby Maker

2015 May 1

In case you missed Leah’s delicious double-scoop announcement, Freutcake’s expecting not one—but two!—little babies. Cuteness overload! But don’t worry: Your Friday cocktail posts aren’t going ANYWHERE! It’s my great honor to be handling happy hour duty until the nuggets arrive.

The Baby Maker

Let’s kick off this adventure of boozing and oozing over Leah’s adorable bump with a super special cocktail I like to call…The Baby Maker! What? It’s so appropriate!

The Baby Maker Cocktail

This scrumptious recipe is loaded with sultry ingredients like tequila, ripe berries and a hint of cinnamon. Baby is not guaranteed. But you will feel sexier and sassier with each luscious sip. How could you not!

The Baby Maker Cocktail

So let’s all raise a Baby Maker to the beautiful mama to be! And to each other, because I look forward to cocktailing with each and every one of you. Leave your drink recipe requests in the comments below or even just a flavor you’d love to see in a drink (Wine? Pineapples? Bitterness? Chia seeds?)—no such thing as a wrong request! I’ll whip up somethin’ special for you, promise!

The Baby Maker Cocktailphotos by Erin Phraner

The Baby Maker Cocktail
Serves 2
A scrumptious cocktail loaded with sultry ingredients like tequila, ripe berries and a hint of cinnamon.
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Ingredients
  1. FOR THE JUICE
  2. 1 heaping cup sliced strawberries
  3. 1 (6-ounce) container raspberries
  4. 1 ounce Campari
  5. 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  6. Pinch of salt
  7. Pinch of cinnamon
  8. FOR THE COCKTAIL
  9. 4 ounces Berry Juice (above)
  10. 4 ounces tequila
  11. 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  12. Lime slices, for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Make the juice: Puree the strawberries, raspberries, Campari, lime juice, salt and cinnamon in a blender until smooth.
  2. Strain and press the juice through a fine-mesh sieve into a liquid measure cup or bowl (stirring the juice in the sieve helps is strain faster). Refrigerate until cold or up to 1 week.
  3. Make the cocktail: Shake the Berry Juice, tequila and lime juice in an ice-filled cocktail shaker for 30 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glasses. Garnish with lime slices, if desired.
Notes
  1. Makes enough for two plus extra juice.
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