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Split Pea Never-Get-Sick-Soup

January  7, 2015
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  • Serves 3
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No need to suffer through a week of sniffles and sneezing. This hearty soup is packed with all the ingredients you need to knock a cold right out of you.
The 3 key ingredients:
Turmeric, which exhibits anti-viral properties (colds are viruses, not bacteria, which is why antibiotics won’t work for a cold).

Ginger, a powerful anti-inflammatory and immune-booster, also exhibits anti-viral activity in fresh form.

Split Peas, which contain all 9 essential amino acids, making them an excellent source of protein, which our bodies need to build and repair cells.

So, whether you want a natural cold remedy, or simply a delicious warming winter soup, try this recipe! —Maria Marlowe

What You'll Need
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 cup white onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced into rounds
  • 1.5 cups split peas
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Heat soup pot to medium low and add oil.
  2. Add spices, onions, and ginger and sautee for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add carrots and let cook another minute, before adding split peas, broth, and water.
  4. Cook covered for 30-40 minutes, depending on desired consistency. Taste. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

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