Alix’s Pea Soup & Miss Regenerate’s Choc Truffle Snowballs

Wicked Witch of the West Pea Soup

(because of the color being the same as her face!)
A nice change from the traditional heavy and savory pea soup, this is much more refreshing. And after a day of sales shopping, who really wants to cook dinner?! Make this, it’s easier and just as tasty!


  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 3/4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 pound frozen peas (3 3/4 cups)
  • 1/4 cup store-bought basil pesto plus additional for serving


  1. Simmer onion, and carrot in broth and water with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a medium saucepan, covered, until tender, about 6 minutes.
  2. Add peas and simmer, uncovered, until bright green and tender, about 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in pesto.
  4. Then purée soup in 2 batches in a blender until smooth (use caution when blending hot liquids).
  5. Season with salt. Add parmesan cheese if you’re feeling up to it!

And as an added bonus why not try Miss Regenerates

Chocolate Truffle Snowballs

…super easy and a great way to use up all the chocolate from your selection boxes :)

  1. Melt milk chocolate in a bowl placed in a pan of water.
  2. Mix melted milk chocolate + museli together.
  3. Roll into balls.
  4. Roll balls in icing sugar, cocoa powder or coconut
  5. Then place in fridge until hardened.


Alix Cirac is a writer, traveller and all-round jammy sod, who is getting to go to South Africa during the World Cup for free, and doesn’t even watch football (Little Fire is jealous to say the least!). Follow Alix’s adventures at her blog.

Miss Regenerate a.k.a. May Cortazzi is the Director of Regenerate Clothing, an ethical fashion line that focuses on organic, handmade designer clothes. Check out the store and her latest ethical fashion podcast.


3 responses to “Alix’s Pea Soup & Miss Regenerate’s Choc Truffle Snowballs

  1. Love it – two [recipes] for the price of one!!! Truffles first me thinks and soup when it’s not so hot that we actually feel like we are melting wicked witch style ….

    • Ugh, so true. We’re melting here in Sydney too, though the rain earlier in the week was nice. I was actually wondering how this soup might turn out chilled?? Any thoughts Miss Fluff…

      • I’ve been thinking … I believe that better chefs than me have made a similar soup chilled, so may well be AOK … if Nigella can do it with borscht, I’m pretty sure we can do it with pea soup! Dollop of sour cream and it’ll be apples jack!! aPPLe

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