Okay, so I keep promising things and then not delivering. That's just not right! Especially when it has to do with FOOD! So, as promised.....
Yellow Split Pea and Sweet Potato Soup
8 1/2 Cups water
1 large onion, chopped
1 Tbs finely grated ginger
2 Cups dried yellow split peas
3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 Cup toasted pumpkin seeds
Bring 1/2 cup water to simmer in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook about 5 minutes or until translucent. Stir in ginger and cook 1 minute, stirring. Add remaining 8 cups water, peas and sweet potato cubes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and simmer for 1 hour.
Uncover and continue to simmer 15 minutes. Carefully puree soup with a hand held processor until smooth and creamy. Garnish with pumpkin seeds. Enjoy with a French baguette.
Recipe courtesy of Whole Foods