I think I need a chocolate intervention.
The other day I bought two whole bags of chocolate covered almonds, and have managed to finish them all in only 3 days. They were just sitting in my bag, and I would absentmindedly eat them while I did work. Oh lordy.
My excuse? “It’s cold outside, I need some insulation to keep me warm.”
My skinny jeans never stood a chance.
That is until I realized that instead of killing myself with what is practically a full bag of sugar, (hey, it has almonds in it. Healthy?) I have decided to make some soup to keep me warm on these cold winter days.
Seriously. It seems like it’s been winter for years. What’s up snow?
And even if this soup will not melt the snow around your house, it will melt the frigid feeling of winter with every spoonful. And it’s so easy to make too! I mean, soup without adding broth or anything? Count me in!!
Split Pea and Ham Soup
What you’ll need:
- 2 cups dried slit peas
- 7 cups water
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- 2 cups fully cooked ham, cubed
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup diced and peeled potato
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
- In a large saucepan, bring the peas, water and oil to a boil.
- Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
- Add in the remaining ingredients, cover and simmer for another 30 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.