Monday, December 16, 2013
Hello Sparkfamily! How is everyone doing today? It is Monday and it is almost Christmas! Can you believe that!! Well, here is another family favorite that I would like to share with all of you so I hope that you enjoy this and I hope that all of you have a healthy day! Hug, Rose:)
1 pound green split peas (about 2 1/4 cups), rinsed and drained
1 large sweet onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
3 large carrots, cut into 1/4-inch dice
4 large ribs celery, cut into 1/4-inch dice
5 fresh thyme sprigs
1 4 oz. thick-cut lower-sodium ham steak, diced (about 1 cup)
Salt and pepper
1 large bunch kale, stems and ribs discarded
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1. In a slow cooker, combine split peas, onion, carrots, celery, thyme, ham, 7 cups water, 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Cover and cook on low until peas are tender, 5 to 5 1/2 hours.
2. Working in batches, finely chop kale in a food processor (you should have about 5 cups). Uncover soup; remove and discard thyme sprigs. Stir in vinegar, then kale. Taste and season with more vinegar, salt and pepper, if desired. Enjoy!
Have a healthy day and please remember to drink your water! Hugs, Rose:)