Recipe for creamy "split pea" soup

Creamy “Split Pea” Soup

Now that I am back dealing with the polar vortex….really a vortex??? anyway I needed something that would wrap around me like a favorite blanket by a fireplace…soup! Now I will not eat starches and because peas are starchy it can make for a potential dilemma when one wants pea soup…or so you thought…This recipe’s consistency is so much like pea soup (without the dreaded sugar) that I was this side of wiping a tear~I used to love split pea soup: it was simple, not in your face with any crazy spices dare I say a “sincere” soup.  The saddest part of this whole ordeal was that my taster (aka mother) is back at my house in Florida…”hot” I think was the word she used…keep it up lady, I just have one word for you “shadypines” (hopefully you all get that…) Anyway thinking that a cool gazpacho would not fly for us snowbirds that get the whole thing backwards…a warm bowl of awesome sure beats the wind chill. Enjoy!!

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Creamy “Split Pea” Soup
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Ingredients

  • 1 head organic broccoli
  • 1 small head of organic cauliflower
  • 3-1/2 (ish) cups organic chicken stock
  • 1 cup (ish) heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup organic cream cheese
  • 1 cup freshly shredded organic cheddar (mild, medium, sharp~whatever)
  • ham~I did not have a ham bone and neither did my butcher so I used a ham steak-even the skimpy bone was used!  just chop up as much or as little as you all like

Instructions

  1. In a soup pot add 2 cups of stock along with your broccoli and cauliflower (chopped in big chucks).  Make sure to use the stem of the cauliflower~it contains the fiber we need to make this soup creamy. 
  2. Add some salt and pepper ~ cover and let cook (gently boil) over medium heat until the stock is  reduced to about a 1/2 cup and your veggies are tender-20-25 minutes (ish). 
  3. Transfer to a blender~I must say that the better your blender the better the results-there I said it and I did not mean to sound as hautie-tautie on you as it came out but ever since my vitamix came into my life-well everything has just “come together nicely”
  4. Work in batches and be careful as the steam can get you if you are not careful. 
  5. Return mixture back to your pot and add your cheeses and ham (if you can get even the smallest of ham bones in there to meld a bit you will be happy you did).
  6. Finally add the rest of your stock and your cream~ season once again to taste.
  7. **if you do not reduce this~it makes a wonderful puree

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