3 Things That Should Be Illegal

1. Banana + Dark Chocolate Dreams pb

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Why is this so good?

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2. Homemade soup, crusty bread, honey butter.

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I made a homemade split pea and ham soup tonight that turned out great! It was super easy, too.

Split Pea and Ham Soup

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup split peas
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 hunk of ham from the freezer (could also leave this out and make it vegetarian)
  1. Saute onion, carrot, and garlic in a bit of oil until softened.
  2. Add in water and split peas and bring to a boil.
  3. Put ham in pot, bring back to a boil, then simmer for about an hour until the split peas are softened.
  4. Stir in salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve!

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It also helped that today was the perfect day for soup: still cold and gray once Nick got home and dinner was ready.

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3. Gingersnap Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

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This stuff is ridiculous. It’s probably a good thing Ben & Jerry’s doesn’t come in larger containers  :)

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So gingery and cinnamony, with bits of cookie + strings of caramel.

The perfect way to end my Monday – along with the Hokie radio show (on right now) and How I Met Your Mother (5 minutes!)

Do you have any foods/combinations that are too good to be true?

24 comments

  1. Mine:

    – sweet potato & avocado

    – kale & almond butter

  2. Maple and peanut butter are always a perfect harmony for me

  3. Soup is perfect for a rainy day.

    Nutella is just too good to be true on anything, seriously. It’s that good.

  4. Avocado and Hummus

    Feta and Eggs

    Greek yogurt and cheesecake pudding mix with granola

    Raw Almond butter and banana

  5. I just had some banana and DCD pb when I got home! yum!

  6. My goodness. I want all of these things.

  7. if these things were illegal i’d be locked up fo’ life!

  8. Pumpkin butter + cream cheese! (but you probably knew that was coming haha :) )

    I love your cozy dinner, looks so yummy!! Plus dark chocolate PB makes me the happiest girl ever, yum :)

  9. Chocolate + peanut butter! yes please! and call me crazy, but i love carrots and mustard!

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  10. pumpkin and ginger

    pumpkin and ginger AND chocolate.

    cauliflower and ketchup (weird. but i dig it)

  11. peanut butter and chocolate
    fries and gravy
    tequila and lime

    ….i win the least healthy award i think

  12. Ohhh it’s Ben & Jerry’s! I was looking for this this weekend in the Edy’s section…good to know!!!

  13. Mm, soup & crusty bread is the best lunch.

    Almond butter and dried fruit. Yum! And holy moly, that ice cream looks fabulous. There’s a Ben & Jerry’s a few blocks away, so I might pay them a visit soon…

  14. Most of my favorite combinations involve cheese (Mmm…):

    – fig spread and brie/goat cheese/blue cheese on crostini (I’m not crazy – I pick one cheese, but maybe one day I’ll try all three together!)

    – pizza and ranch (haha, odd, I know)

    – sweet potato and black beans

  15. Almond butter & dark chocolate… :)

    I want some of your ice cream right about now…

  16. my fav foods
    -Indian food- naan and curry
    -bananas and pb
    -coffee ice cream with choc chips
    -cereal and soymilk
    -anything with parm!!

  17. That banana and DC Dreams is not allowed in my house anymore. Neither is the white chocolate dreams :)

  18. Oh wow! Everything looked so good! I love split pea soup; I usually use lowfat turkey kielbasa. But ham sounds good, too! I think I’m a fan of any chunky soup. The weather is getting so cold, so fast so this is the perfect time for soup (and crusty buttery bread). BTW, that ice cream looks phenomenal! I just had some cookies and cream and now I’m stuffed. I haven’t seen that Ben & Jerry’s flavor yet at the store, but now I’m afraid to look! Have a good night!

  19. ive been looking for that ice cream and the pumpkin one since i saw you post them! no luck yet. but ice cream should def be illegal! and id be a criminal :)

  20. genius! Banana PB sandwich without the bread!

  21. I don’t know what is wrong with me but looking at food is making want everything ahah Everything looks great :P

  22. I’m trying so hard not to eat my Gingersnap ice cream every night. It’s extremely difficult.

  23. Ooo that banana pair will be perf to pack for lunches & lucky me I have a jar of Dark Choc Dreams calling my name..now!

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