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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. Ingredients 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 Directions: 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 tha