Thursday, February 5, 2009

Jan's Pea Soup (SCD Friendly)

This is a soup from the 'old country'!!


2 packages of dry split green peas (soaked overnight - see below)
2 cups of chopped carrots
2 cups of chopped onions
2 cups of chopped celery
2 cups of chopped broccoli
1 package of sugar free low salt bacon

The Peas

To prepare the peas, soak them overnight. In the morning, boil the peas for 1 hour in a large pot (2 gallon).The water should fill the pot to 3/4. Remove the thick foamy 'scum' from the top as they boil.

The Soup

Add all veggies to the boiled peas and water. Add 3 strips of bacon on the top with some salt and pepper. Turn stove to medium heat, and let cook for two hours. Remove the bacon strips.

The Bacon

Cook the rest of the bacon until crispy enough to break into bacon bits. Add two large spoonfuls of bacon grease to the soup. Mix soup with hand-mixer until the peas and veggies break up. Add salt and pepper to taste.


Serve soup with bacon bits on top!

Recipe copyright Geoff Slater


Kurt said...

i was excited until I got to the bacon part...
you mean bacon like off a dead pig?
looking forward to the nicer weather when big runs turn into big rides!

Kurt said...

i do miss bacon.. :(
been a year and a half since I ate anything with a face (not counting fish)..
the run last night was awesome! thanks