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Green Split Pea and Collard Greens Soup
(6 quart recipe)

Ingredients

2 lbs Split Peas, dried
12 cups water
2 tsp Oregano, dried
4-6 Bay Leaves

1 lb Collard Greens, fresh or frozen
1 lb Carrots
4-5 Ribs Celery
4 Onions, medium size
3 Cloves Garlic
2 Chipotle Peppers (smoked jalapeno peppers)
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Preparation

Early in the morning, turn a large (6-1/2 qt.) slow cooker with cover to the “high” setting. Boil 12 cups of water and add to the slow cooker. If you have a smaller slow cooker, cut the recipe in half.

We use our microwave oven to heat the water 2 cups at a time. Meanwhile, we check the dried split peas for any unwanted material (small stones, etc.) to discard, and rinse the split peas in a sieve under running cold water before adding them to the slow cooker. Stir the split peas and water, then add the oregano and bay leaves. Stir again. Continue to heat until the split peas are soft.

In a high-speed blender, place the chipotle peppers (with stems removed and discarded), along with the following peeled and cleaned vegetables: the garlic cloves, 2 of the carrots, 2 stalks of celery, and 2 of the onions. Blend at high speed until the ingredients are smooth. Use a little water to rinse out this mixture from the blender container into a microwaveable dish with cover and heat in the microwave oven until it begins to boil. Add to the slow cooker and mix well.

If using fresh collard greens, wash and cut into bite-sized pieces. (We like to use frozen collard greens that are already in small pieces.) Wash, peel, and dice the remaining carrots, onions, and celery. Add to the microwaveable dish with cover and heat in the microwave oven until the vegetables are tender. Add to the slow cooker and mix well.

Continue to heat on “high” until the flavors of the soup are blended together. Stir occasionally. If necessary add more hot water, depending on the desired consistency of the soup.

Serve with a large tossed salad and enjoy!

Ingredients information


Peas, Green Split

Oregano, Dried

Bay Leaves

Collard Greens

Carrots

Celery

Onions, Yellow

Garlic

Peppers, Chipotle
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Utensils and Equipment Information


Crock Pot

Measuring Cup, Liquid

Large Mixing Spoon

Measuring Spoons

Peeler, Vegetable

Knives

Vita-Mix

Dish, Ceramic Baking

The above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31):  'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.  And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so.   God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV)  Let no animal suffer or die that we may live! 

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