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Peas

Peas are actually classified as a fruit but when used for cooking it is considered a vegetable. Peas are often boiled or steamed to cook through to be soften and eaten. Peas are used in a number of cuisines from all around the world. Soups, pasta, rice dishes, and by themselves as well. Dried peas are used in soups and some are re-hydrated and sold as snacks. I love peas just as themselves or steamed snow peas and added to a rice stir fry dish. Check out the following pea recipes to get some inspiration.

Split Pea Soup

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I love peas. I eat peas out of the can cold…super yummy to me! About eight years ago I had my first bowl of split pea soup in New York. It was the best thing I have ever had. Like seriously, one of the best meals of my life.  And then eight years pass and I never have it again. I forgot all about Split Pea Soup until out of the blue one day my DH tells me that he loves split pea soup. “Um, since when?” I wondered, seeing that we have been married for a while and split peas have never ever been brought up into food conversations. So I decided to take a stab at it and now split pea soup is a regular easy recipe that I make at home.

Delicious Rating: This soup is delicious. My DH loves it and so do I! It is thick and hearty but at the same time it is light, not heavy and weighing you down. I love the chunks of potato and carrots. The split peas dissolve into the broth and cover each veggie in its greeness which tastes delicious. Since this is a vegan/vegetarian recipe, there is no salty ham that is often times found in a split pea soup. But believe me, you won’t miss it at all. The bowl below speaks for it self!

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