Pigeon pea soup with pearled couscous and collards

Pigeon pea soup with pearled couscous and collards

Pigeon pea soup with pearled couscous and collards

“Nothing makes one so vain as being told that one is a sinner.” – Oscar Wilde

“Adam was but human—this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple’s sake, he wanted it only because it was forbidden. The mistake was in not forbidding the serpent; then he would have eaten the serpent.” – Mark Twain

“Be a sinner and sin boldly, but believe and rejoice in Christ even more boldly.” Martin Luther

“This shalbe the synneplage of Egipte and the synneplage of all people.” – the Bible

“The Sin-score was settled with St. Kentigern in the regular way.” – R. Soutey

“The farther this foul sine-spring flows It still more mud die and more filthie grows.” – J. Sylvester

“To err is human – but it feels divine.” – Mae West

“There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.” – Oscar Wilde

Birds cry warning from a hidden branch
Carving out a future with a gun and an axe
I’m way beyond the gavel and the laws of man
Still living in the palm of the grace of your hand
The worlds not easy the blind man said
Turns on nothing but money and dread
Dogs been scratching at the door all nite
Long neck birds flying out of the moon light

I’m gonna take the sins of my father
I’m gonna take the sins of my mother
I”m gonna take the sins of my brother
Down to the pond – Tom Waits

Oh Sinnerman, where you gonna run to?
Sinnerman, where you gonna run to?
Where you gonna run to?
All on that day
Well I run to the rock, please hide me
I run to the rock,please hide me
I run to the rock, please hide me, Lord
All on that day
But the rock cried out, I can’t hide you
The rock cried out, I can’t hide you
The rock cried out, I ain’t gonna hide you guy
All on that day – Nina Simone

He set my sinful soul on fire
He made me laugh and he made me cry
Glory, hallelu

Yeah, glory how happy I am – Gary Davis


Today’s Sunday interactive playlist is on the subject of SIN. Add a song yourself or leave a title in the comments and I’ll try to remember to add it through the week.

This soup was very tasty and hearty! It has cumin, cinnamon, ginger and lemon so it’s a nice bright spicy flavor. It feels good on your throat if you have a cold. In contrast, we have the pleasant earthiness of pigeon peas, potatoes, pearled whole wheat couscous and collard greens. It’s good, and good for you, too!

Here’s a link to your interactive playlist

2 T olive oil
1 shallot, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
1 t red pepper flakes (or to taste)
2 bay leaves
2 potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/3 inch pieces
1/3 cup white wine
1/2 cup whole wheat pearled couscous
3 cups collards, washed, thick stems remove, finely chopped
1/2 t cinnamon
1 t cumin
1 can pigeon peas, rinsed and drained
1 T butter
juice of half a lemon
salt and plenty of freshly ground pepper

In a large soup pot over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the shallot, garlic, ginger, red pepper and bay leaves. Stir and cook until the garlic starts to brown. Add the potatoes, stir and cook for a few minutes until they start to brown and soften. Add the white wine, and scrape up all the nicely browned stuff stuck to the bottom of the pan. Add the couscous and stir and cook for a minute or two.

Add the collards and spices, and then add enough water to cover everything by about an inch. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about half an hour until the potatoes and collards are soft but still have some texture. Add the pigeon peas, stir and cook to heat through. Stir in the butter and lemon and season well with salt and pepper.


4 thoughts on “Pigeon pea soup with pearled couscous and collards

  1. Pingback: Pigeon pea soup with pearled couscous and collards | Food | Recipe Flash | Your all in one Recipe and Cooking News Aggregator

  2. Sin might be a myth.

    There are misjudgements. There are mistakes owing to youthful ingnorance or lack of experience.

    I don’t trust the word, sin. There is too much human judgement behind it.

    • I feel like sin is the word some people use to describe whatever they feel guilty about. Sometimes that’s imposed upon them. It rarely makes sense. I think people have said it’s a sin to sing a certain song or read a certain book, but those same people have owned other human beings. I find it a complicated and fascinating word!

    • Oh, and also…I think sin is a myth, and part of every myth. Things that are accepted by Christians as sins are everywhere found in Greek and Roman and other mythologies but told with their own stories!

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