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From: Deborah (
Subject:         split pea soup
Date: October 23, 2013 at 9:39 pm PST

In Reply to: split pea soup posted by susan on October 20, 2013 at 10:10 am:

Split Pea Soup

1 cup split peas, picked over and rinsed
4 cups vegetable broth (or 4 cups water + 4 bouillon cubes)
1 cup diced carrots (optional)
2 tomatoes, chopped (optional)
1/2 tsp sugar (or other, i.e. maple syrup)
1/4 cup veg bakon bits (optional)
Salt and pepper
Hot sauce (optional)

Put peas and broth (or water + bouillon cubes)
into a large kettle.
Bring to boil, and boil 5 minutes.
Add vegetables and sugar.
Bring to boil again, turn down to simmer.
Cover, and cook 45 - 60 minutes, or until beans
are tender, stirring occasionally.
Add bakon bits (optional), and heat through.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add hot sauce at table.

Optional Seasonings:

1 - 3 drops Liquid Smoke (add during last few minutes of cooking)
1/4 - 1/2 tsp curry powder (add during last 15 minutes of cooking)
Croutons (add as garnish)
Chopped cilantro or chopped scallions (add as garnish)

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