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Gary's Heavenly Soups
Delicious and healthy recipes
Pea Soup
When I was a kid, my mom was famous for her "hot dog" soup, which I refused to even try because didn't eat anything that looked green and slimy.  I was in my late teens before I even chanced a sip -- and have been hooked ever since. My mom, Nomi, got the recipe from her mother-in-law, my Nana Mary, but it requires two days of cooking. My recipe is simpler and quicker and still very tasty because I  use their trick of  substituting kosher hot dogs for the traditional ham.
Pea soup
Simple to make -- tastes great!

Soup ingredients:
1 tsp. olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
3-4 medium carrots, sliced 1/4-inch thick
20 oz. split peas, rinsed and drained
3-4 kosher hot dogs, quartered lengthwise, then sliced to make little wedges
12 cups organic chicken broth or stock
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. sea salt (or more to taste)

-In a soup pot, heat olive oil at medium heat, add chopped onions, sliced carrots and minced garlic and saute until they soften and start to carmelize (5 to 10 minutes).
-Add rinsed split peas and toss around to mix with other ingredients.
-Add chicken stock, salt and pepper. Cover (slightly ajar) and boil vigorously 30 minutes.
- Turn down heat. Add hot dog wedges and simmer 30 minutes or until peas are broken down into mush. Add water or broth to thin as necessary.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
NOTE: I usually reduce heat to lowest setting and let it sit for an hour or more to help blend the flavors.

Recipe makes 6-7 pints. Enjoy!
For more recipes, check out the
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