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Split Pea Soup - Smoky and Delicious

I think that a well made soup is a real treat and when I have the time I like to make a batch of split pea soup. It is so much better than any sort of store bought soup from a can and it makes a perfect winter meal. 
If you want to stretch it or make it even more hearty, you can also add potatoes. This makes a lot, so unless your serving a large family, you can have left overs and I think it tastes even better the next day.


4 Cups low sodium Vegetable Broth 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil 2 cups Water 2 cups dried Split Peas (soaked overnight) 4 cloves Garlic minced 2 cups Carrots, diced 1 cup Celery, diced 1 Onion, diced 1 tsp Black Pepper 2 tsp Salt (or to taste) 1 tsp Thyme 1 tsp Marjoram 2 Bay Leaves 2 tsp Liquid Smoke
Rinse and then soak the split peas overnight in a heavy cast iron pan. In the morning, drain and then rinse again. Pour in vegetable broth, water, and bring to a soft boil. Gently skim away any scum that comes to the surface
In a sauté pan, and add the oil and saut…

Great Blogs and Sites for Recipes

I am always looking for new inspiration and when I find new sites I like to share them with you. Some of these you may already know, but maybe a few will dazzle you.

Vegan Richa is a wonderful site, with lots of healthy vegan recipes and tips. Highly recommended.

Veg News - Probably one of the best vegan magazines and they have a wonderful site with links to other sites and great recipes. Just do a search and you will find lots to tempt you.

Choosing Raw is an excellent resource for a raw lifestyle. It features some really amazing recipes and gives you a different point of view on how we interact with food and why minimal manipulation is a healthy choice.

I've always been big fan of the BBC Food site. It's somewhat buried in the overall BBC News site, so its easy to overlook, but it has top chefs and really stunning recipes.