Split Pea Soup

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Sometimes I just get a block, I had a super successful cooking day ast week, but somehow the week slipped away from me in regards to blogging. I find that after Vegan Month of Food's crazyness, it takes a little while to get back into the regular schedule. But no I am determined to get in on all the fall goodness. Fall seems to be the "it" season, which honestly I don't completely understand. I am a summer girl at heart. But fall has it's perks of warm foods, pretty leaves and snuggling after a day in the chilled air.

Today I am feeling from thick Split Pea Soup, which was not always something I ate. My dad used to eat the ones ready made in cans, and they just never looked appetizing in any way. Not to mention the ingredient list being far too long for such a cozy basic soup.

As usual, homemade is always better! While it takes quite some tome to make, it isnt labour intensive or complicated in any way. You can even give it a vegan smoky kick by adding the optional liquid smoke. Plant-based cooking doesnt mean not having every taste under the rainbow, while you might have to get creative, every dish you have ever enjoyed 

I think that if you want a more carb based meal, following a Raw till 4 or Mcdougall diet, you can simply use more potatoes in the recipe, leave eveything else the same and you'll have the bigger portions that those regiments call for.

Split Pea Soup

A classic warm and thick soup that is naturally low fat. I like making it ahead of time and serving with some rice for a high carb kick. This recipe is also great for anyone who is looking for a higher protein vegan recipe.

Portions
6

Difficulty
Medium

Prep Time
10 Minutes

Cooking Time
1 Hour 30 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 lbs yellow split peas - rinsed
  • 2 garlic cloves - minced
  • 1 medium onion - diced finely
  • 2 large celery stalks - sliced
  • 2 medium carrots - sliced
  • 1/2 lbs potatoes - diced
  • S/P - to taste
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke - (opt)

Directions:

  • In a large pot, water-sauté the onions for about 5-7 minutes, then add the garlic and cook one minute. Add all the other vegetables and seasonings. Sauté for about 5 minutes.
  • Add in half the split peas and all the water/broth and cook for 40 minutes. Now add in the rest of the split peas and cook until soft, about 40 minutes.
  • Adjust seasoning to taste and serve warn with some rice of a nice crusty bread.
  • Enjoy!