Split Pea Soup
1 c chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
2-3 carrots, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic
1# dried split peas
1.5 c dry white wine or additional broth
6 c veg broth
1/3 c TVP bacon bits - optional
1.5 tsp gr black pepper
1.5 tsp liquid smoke
1 tsp rosemary
1/2 tsp crushed bay leaves
1 tsp marjoram
1 tsp basil
½ tsp ground mustard
Stove top – Sauté onion, celery, carrots in broth about 5 mins. Combine remaining ingredients, bring to low boil. Simmer 45 mins.
Crock pot – combine all ingredients in crock pot and cook 4-6 hours.
Optional – use an immersion blender to purée if desired.
Notes: I have made this without the TVP bacon bits and white wine and like the flavor.
Carrots - adds a nice color and plenty of vitamins, not to mention flavor.