We love split pea soup and it is quick and easy if I soak the peas in a vacuum bottle full of hot water for a few hours in the morning. We are frequently at a medical appointment until after lunch time, so fixing lunch when we arrive home needs to be a quick procedure.
By doing the soaking ahead of time, all I have to do is sauté the veggies (celery, carrots, onions, red peppers, if available), add some broth, a bit of pasta sauce of some kind, and whatever seasonings strike my fancy at the moment. If there is a bit of fresh salsa left, that goes in too. Gives a bit of a tang. To finish it off, I drop in the peas, which are usually perfectly cooked at this point.
Toast the whole wheat bread, lay on a slim slice of Swiss, and a slice a tomato, avocado, if available, and we have a full and nutritious lunch in no time.
As you can see from the picture, I wasn’t quite quick enough to get the picture before half the bowl had been emptied! ;->