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!!
If you try this recipe, let me know! Rate it, leave a comment and tag me with #atasteofmadness on Instagram! I always love seeing what you are creating!
This quick and easy Split Pea and Ham Soup recipe is my favourite way to use up leftover ham. Made hearty with potatoes, carrots and celery.
- 2 cups dried split peas
- 7 cups water
- 1 tsp canola oil
- 2 cups fully cooked ham, cubed
- 1 cup carrots, chopped
- 1 cup celery, chopped
- 1 cup potato, peeled and diced
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground pepper
In a large saucepan, bring the split peas, water and oil to a boil.
Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 1 hours, stirring occasionally.
Add in the remaining ingredients, cover and simmer for another 30 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.