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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Vegetable Split Pea Feel Better Soup

There seem to be lots of bugs going around these last couple of weeks. I, for one, recently came down with a nasty cold that wiped me out for a couple of days. Here's a delicious and cozy soup recipe to make you feel better. If chicken noodle soup had a vegetarian cousin, this would be it.

8 cups of water
4 teaspoons vegetable broth base (i.e. better than bouillon)
2 Cups of Split Peas, rinsed & picked through

3 medium carrots, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, chopped into dice-sized chunks

1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon summer savory
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary

A generous amount of freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Phase One:
Combine water, broth base, & split peas
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer
Loosely cover to allow steam to escape
Cook for 45 minutes & stir on occasion

Phase Two:
Add the rest of the ingredients
Bring back to a simmer
Loosely cover
Cook for 30 more minutes, stirring on occasion

Phase Three:
Remove from heat
The peas should be creamy & the vegetables soft
Allow pot to sit for 15 minutes before consuming

Phase Four:
Feel better :)

Serves 4. 
316 calories per serving

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