Friday, November 19, 2010

The easiest split pea soup

Split peas are very filling and they make a nice comfort meal at the end of the day. Looking at their nutrition information, it's no shock that they provide fiber and b-vitamins, but they also carry a trace element called Molybdenum, which may be extremely potent in detoxifying the body from man made preservatives. At a bit over than 200 calories per cooked cup, there is little to not like, except maybe you still don't know what to do with them.

Here is a basic recipe that Roland suggested when I complained I don't know what to do with my split peas.

Serves 2:
1 1/3 cup split peas
5 cups water
1 bay leaf
3 cloves garlic
dash Himalayan salt

Bring the water to a boil and add the washed split peas. Boil for 45 minutes and then add the salt, bay leaf and garlic. Use whole cloves, just peeled. Boil for another 45 minutes or until peas start to get slightly mushy. Serve slightly cooled with a touch of butter on top. For a meaty version, just add cubed, well cooked bacon or beef. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Looks beautiful. I love mine with cubed ham or shredded pork or chicken.


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