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Pea soup from a ham bone

ham bone by clemson
Posted by on May 20, 2011

Hosting Mother’s Day this year left me with the gift of a ham bone from the spiral ham brought by me mum, bless her heart. I figured I should be able to do something with this huge chunk of bone, so I did what I do with all bones: cooked the begeebies (or is that begeebers…googles no help) out of it.

The recipe is simple, as are most bone broth recipes; the idea is to simply simmer the bone for around 24 hours to enable all those nutritive minerals to seep into this delicious soup. I kept things very simple, and sometimes simple is best. The peas were left whole giving this pea soup a different texture than the usual.

The broth was sweet, with enough saltiness to only necessitate the addition of freshly ground pepper. I ate this soup two mornings in a row, with the addition of two soft boiled eggs. I also included this in my two school bound children’s lunch bag, leaving them with a sweet satiety that can only be brought on by old-fashioned home cookin’. And, let’s not forget the sprinkling of love that enters with every bite full.

Keeping a sense of glory and well being can not be underestimated when cooking for our families. That energy is imparted into the molecular structure of food. Dont’ believe me? Read “The Hidden Messages in Water” by Masaro Emoto (perfect last name to have written this book, I think).

Simple Bone Broth Pea Soup:

  • ham bone from spiral ham
  • four bags frozen organic peas
  • 2 small onions
  • 1 carrot (optional)
  • freshly ground pepper
  1. Place ham bone in very large pot of filtered, clean water.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar).
  3. Let sit for half an hour to one hour.
  4. Bring pot to boil.
  5. Simmer and cook with cover for 24 hours (that brings out the best taste and best nutrition).
  6. Remove bone and add meat back to the broth.
  7. Add frozen peas, onions, optional carrot and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  8. Enjoy!

Easy peezy, friends. I love simple, delicious meals; and this one’s very economical, as well. Hope you enjoy and fill your life and family with all the goodness of life.
This post is part of Real Food Whole Health’s Fresh Bites Friday!

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