10 cups water
2 cups split peas
½ cup shoyu* or high-quality soy sauce
1 strip of kombu* sea vegetable or 2 bay leaves (Remember to remove bay leaves before serving.)
2 medium carrots, sliced;
1 medium brown onion, diced
1 cup celery, diced
STEP 1 : Slice carrots, dice onion and celery and place all in a bowl.
STEP 2 : Place water, split peas, kombu or bay leaf, diced vegetables and shoyu in a large pot. Place on high heat, cover and bring to a boil for 20 minutes. Then reduce heat to medium and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve with bread (to be covered in a later column) or crackers.