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2 tbsp oil
1 large onion
2 medium carrots
2 stalks celery
2 garlic cloves
4 cups dried split peas, sorted
1 small ham hock
12 cups chicken or vegetable stock, low salt
3 whole bay leaves
1 tsp salt
½ tsp ground pepper, preferably white
Note: Ham hocks can be purchased at most specialty meat stores; however, you can also use finely-diced bacon to obtain a similar, but not as good, flavour. Sauté and drain the bacon before adding the vegetables. The benefit of using ham hock instead of bacon is not just for flavour. Ham bones provide gelatin that contribute body to the final consistency of the soup.
Calories 239.8, Total Fat 3.3 g, Cholesterol 23.7 mg, Sodium 730 mg, Total Carbohydrate 31.2 g, Dietary Fibre 12.5 g, Sugars 5.4 g, Protein 21.8 g
Eating cheese may even aid weight loss and help prevent heart disease and osteoporosis. That said, some cheeses, like Mozzarella, are healthier than others.
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