My favorite soups are my own homemade pea soup and minestrone soup. When you buy soups from the store, they often have ingredients you don’t want. One ingredient they put too much of in soup is sodium. Most people in the USA consume way over the recommended daily dose.
For example, they recommend no more than 2300mg for me each day. This comes from the USDA choose my plate of which I really do listen to. I know our government represents the food business and at the same time, us.
But, there is some sensible healthgiving advice we need to take as our own, even though they are ‘supposed’ to be serving two masters. Possible conflict of interest? You decide…
Here’s my recipe below, now since I bought my ‘Farberware® 7 in 1 programmable pressure cooker’. It takes anywhere from 1 to 2 hours off cooking time! Each button represents your food choice. For example, already programmed times for cooking beans, rice, soup or potatoes, etc.. A definite no brainer!
If you cook most all your own food like I do, you will never regret buying your pressure cooker. It cost me approximately $50 at good old WalMart®. It has become one of my most valuable kitchen tool investments!
My Easier Pressure Cooker Style 30 minute Split Pea Soup Recipe
- Add unsoaked 1 lb. bag of split peas
- Chop up your 1/2 onion, 1/2 cup of mushrooms, 2 pieces celery, 1 carrot and handful of spinach
- You can add uncooked white rice or a potato if you like these
- Add powdered teaspoon of garlic, and a shake of pepper, basil and paprika
- I add a dash of green jalapeno hot sauce
- I only add salt with my shaker as I eat
- I don’t add bullion anymore because it has way too much sodium
- Pour in 8 cups of water
- Cook it on the soup button (usually about 35 minutes on the #2 button)
*Here’s a downloadable PDF recipe for Pea soup you might like courtesy of usda choose my plate.
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.