Guys, like most of you, my week is super busy. And, if I don’t prepare for my dietary intake for most of the week, I’m liable to consume the wrong foods. I’m looking for easy, nutritious, tasty and inexpensive meals.

Therefore, soup is one of my go to meals. It’s a one pot wonder chock full of veggies, and doesn’t take forever to prepare and cook. I like to alternate my soups each week. Sometimes, it could be squash/pumpkin, lentil, cauliflower, chicken, etc.

Today, I’ve decided to cook split peas. In a sturdy stock pot, I drizzled a little olive oil. Diced carrots, celery, onion, bell peppers and garlic were sauteed. I seasoned with salt and pepper. I then added rinsed split peas and tossed for a few minutes. To that I added plain tap water; (chicken broth would also be great). I also tossed in a couple veggie bouillon cubes and thyme for added flavors.

In less than an hour, my split peas soup was cooked. The peas were fork tender. I cooled and then placed in standing blender for a quick puree. I then added diced pieces of left-over ham and garnish with parsley. Perhaps, at consumption, I’ll have me a piece of crusty garlic bread.

Guys, I’m happy; over the moon. I know for sure that I’ve back up with this very tasty split peas soup.

Published by bblake10

I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food. Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds. I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones. I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food. Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.

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