Hey people, get up and cook something! I’m a soup lover. I admit it and when I look back at growing up, I remember days when maybe we didn’t have all the things we wanted all the time. If money was tight, you learned to stretch the hell out of a dollar. But somehow my parents made sure they stretched it in a healthy way.
My brother and I were surely NOT McDonald’s kids (no disrespect to McD’s but my mom was super health conscious). I remember her telling us there was no sugar in the house but she would find it at “tea time.” LOL. The games parents play to keep us healthy. Which brings me to today’s recipe.
I’m pretty busy with early morning radio, shooting TV pilots, and a couple of other ventures I’m working on, so it’s pretty important to keep good food readily available. I have a love for cooking that most don’t, but even if you hate it, you gotta love using the Crock Pot. Set it and forget it, is right.
I decided the other day, even though it’s been unseasonably warm that I wanted to make some soup so I could eat healthy during this extra #teamnosleep week. Inside my cabinet I found a package of Goya Yellow Split Peas and in 10 minutes, I had this recipe in the Crock Pot and was back to what I needed to do, knowing that in about 7 hours (by the next morning) I’d be eating healthy and tasty split pea soup.
I didn’t use ham or turkey legs or any meat to season, and I didn’t miss it either. The key is to add veggies and proper seasoning to the dish and let it all cook up together. You’ll be surprised at how flavorful it is! So, get your Crock Pot on, people! We lead busy lives but that doesn’t mean we can’t eat healthy. #NoPaulaDeen! Ha!
3-4 cups of water
1 cup carrots chopped
1 onion sliced
1 half green pepper sliced
1 half red pepper
4 tablespoons Gulden’s Spicy Mustard
1 tablespoon crushed red peppers
Few dashes of Adobo, pepper, kosher salt, pepper mix, Mrs. Dash
Pour peas in a bowl and discard any discolored and foreign objects. Rinse the peas to clean them. These particular peas don’t need to be soaked overnight! Yes!
Add peas, water, and seasoning to the Crock Pot. Cook on high for 2 hours then on medium for 5 more hours, stirring occasionally.
Turn off and let sit. (Depending on your Crock Pot, you may need more cook time.)
Enjoy, my loves!
Previously: Sunday Eats: Super Superbowl Dip