It’s been a few months… Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

My picture a day posts ended abruptly…  I probably still take at least one picture a day but I had blogging burnout.  I’ve been thinking about starting a new blog and started searching for domain names but I haven’t decided if I want to do that yet.  I’m just kind of sick of this domain name..  Maybe I’ll stick with it though.

I’ve been wanting to start posting our dinner meals and links to the recipes on here because it’ll help me remember the things that we liked and also maybe people will like to get some easy meal ideas too.

Tonight we had split pea soup.  I usually make a pot of soup in the crock pot once a week.  It’s nice to have dinner prep done in the morning plus it usually makes a TON of leftovers which we all eat the next day for lunch. Sam too, unless it’s too spicy.  This recipe is based off of an recipe.  It’s supposed to be vegan but I un-veganed it by using chicken broth.  Here’s the original recipe.


Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

Servings: 8-10


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups dried split peas
  • 1/2 cup barley (if using quick cook barley like I did, add for last 15-20 minutes)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 5 cups water
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Put everything in the slow cooker and cook on high for 4 to 4.5 hours.

Easy and we all liked it!  And now we have two large containers of leftovers.  Win.