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Yellow Split Pea Soup

Yellow Split Pea Soup

It’s Sunday morning and in a few hours Bruce and I are having guests over for brunch again.  Bruce wanted me to make Quiche Lorraine and I wanted to make Broccoli Havarti Quiche.  So, to make things fair, I went ahead and made both.  While the quiches are baking away in the oven, I decided to make a pot of Yellow Split Pea Soup.  In my opinion quiches and soup go together like peas and carrots.  They are perfect for each other!

My Yellow Split Pea Soup is easy to make, healthy for you and it’s vegan too!  It’s made with dried yellow split peas, organic vegetable stock, onion, celery, coriander, cumin, bay leaf and turmeric.  If there are any leftovers from our brunch, I will be sure to pack a container full of soup in my lunch bag for the following work week.  Enjoy!  Tessa

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups dried yellow split peas
  • 2 quarts vegetable stock
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt to taste
  • fresh snipped chives and pinches of paprika for garnish (optional)

Add all ingredients (except salt and garnishes) to large pot with lid.  Cook on medium low, stirring occasionally for about an hour or until the split peas are tender.  Remove bay leaf from soup and blend soup with a hand-blender until smooth.  Taste and correct your salt level.  Ladle up and garnish with fresh snipped chives and paprika.  Makes about 6-8 servings.

Creamy Split Pea Soup

Creamy Split Pea Soup

I love the holiday season and but this year has been one crazy busy year.  For the past month I have not been able to spend much time in my kitchen.  We attended holiday parties, hosted parties, wrapped gifts, decorated our home and we are all  so tired.  We really had a wonderful spending time with family and friends this holiday season.  However, the holidays are almost over and I am now looking forward to my normal routine.

Today was a lazy day.  I needed to take it easy and unwind before going back to work tomorrow.  We have no plans, no shopping, no going out, no nothing, nada…  As a result, I decided to make an easy pot of Creamy Split Pea Soup.  My recipe for Creamy Split Pea Soup is easy to make, delightfully creamy and is really good for you.  It has onions, celery, parsnips, coriander, cumin and a hint of smoked salt.  I even re-purposed a leftover veggie tray from a party last night and made some awesome homemade vegetable stock to use in my soup.  My creamy split pea soup is  perfect with a loaf of crusty french bread or a big chunk of homemade corn bread.  If there are any leftovers, I like to freeze it for a later date.  Enjoy! –  Tessa

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups dried green split peas
  • 8 cups vegetable stock (approximate)
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped parsnips
  • 1 tsp. garlic paste
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked salt (or to taste)
  • 1/8 tsp. white pepper
  • 1 bay leaf

Begin by washing and picking over your split peas.  Add all the ingredients to a medium to large pot.  Cook on low for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours on the stove top or until the split peas are cooked.  You can also cook this in a slow cooker for 8 hours on the low setting or about 4 hours on high.  When the split peas are done remove the bay leaf and blend with a hand blender until smooth and creamy.  Taste your soup, correct your seasonings and dish up.  Garnish with chopped parsley and a pinch of paprika.  Makes about 2 quarts of creamy split pea soup.