Recipe: Split Pea Soup

In the spirit of giving and community support, our non-profit organization recently received a heartwarming donation that will not only fill stomachs but also warm hearts. We are thrilled to share the news of a significant contribution we’ve received—large quantities of split peas and onions. These humble yet nutritious ingredients hold immense potential to nourish individuals and families in need across our community.

Gratitude and Impact

First and foremost, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to the generous donors who made this donation possible. Your compassion and generosity serve as a beacon of hope, lighting the way for positive change in our community. With your support, we can continue our mission to provide sustenance and support to those who need it most.

The Impact of Split Peas and Onions

Split peas and onions may seem like simple staples, but their impact on community nutrition and well-being cannot be overstated. Let’s delve into why these ingredients are invaluable:

Nutritional Powerhouses: Split peas are a rich source of protein, fiber, and essential nutrients such as folate, iron, and potassium. Onions, on the other hand, are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Together, they form a nutritious duo that can contribute to balanced and wholesome meals.

Versatility in Cooking: Split peas and onions offer endless possibilities in the kitchen. From hearty soups and stews to flavorful curries and savory pies, these ingredients lend themselves to a myriad of delicious recipes. Their versatility allows us to cater to diverse tastes and dietary preferences within our community.

Affordability and Accessibility: One of the greatest advantages of split peas and onions is their affordability and widespread availability. As budget-friendly ingredients, they make nutritious meals accessible to individuals and families facing financial constraints.

Community Outreach and Collaboration

With this generous donation at our disposal, we are eager to expand our outreach efforts and collaborate with local partners to maximize impact. Through community kitchens, food banks, shelters, and outreach programs, we aim to reach those who are most vulnerable and in need of assistance.

Moreover, we invite volunteers, supporters, and fellow organizations to join us in our mission. Whether through donations, volunteering time and skills, or spreading awareness, every contribution makes a difference in the lives of those we serve.


  • 1 cup green split peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Optional toppings: chopped fresh parsley, croutons, a dollop of yogurt or sour cream


  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion, carrots, celery, and garlic. Sauté until vegetables are softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add green split peas, bay leaf, and broth to the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 45-60 minutes, or until the peas are tender and the soup has thickened, stirring occasionally.
  3. Once the peas are soft, remove the bay leaf from the soup. Use an immersion blender to blend the soup until smooth. Alternatively, you can blend the soup in batches in a blender, being careful with the hot liquid.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste. If the soup is too thick, you can add more broth or water to reach your desired consistency.
  5. Serve hot, garnished with your choice of toppings like chopped fresh parsley, croutons, or a dollop of yogurt or sour cream.

Willow Stevens

Willow is a mother of six who begins to feel the empty nest, with faer oldest child living with his long-time girlfriend in another state, and the next three begin their talks about jobs and the excitement of college and living alone. Willow started couponing in 2007 to save their family some money on the grocery budget. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share their knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Willow enjoys snagging freebies, snuggling with their dog, Xander, drinking decaf coffee, gardening, cannabis and of course, their large frugal family.

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