Coming from the midwest, I miss traditional spring. I miss the thunderstorms and the silly quote that ‘April showers bring May flowers.’ And probably what I miss most is having a good excuse to eat soup on rainy days. This split pea soup is my rainy-day spring soup. It’s bright thanks to the yellow split peas and carrots while still being comforting. Serve it over grains or a side of freshly baked pita or naan (my preference). If you have the time and can find the ingredients, I recommend making your own red curry paste for optimal flavor (I just omit the shrimp paste) but play around with how much you add to the soup based on how spicy you make the paste. Read more and see the recipe.