Over 1800 downloads! This soup, one of my many soup creations from When Bakers Cook (www.RiverHeartPress.com available via Amazon) is a nice change from ham-based pea soups and also (therefore) suits vegetarians and everyone else. It's better and outstanding and hands-off easy recipe. Serve with a fresh country bread. And if you prefer a smokey taste, (minus a ham bone), add a few drops of Wright's Liquid Smoke or a dusting of smoked paprika or chipolte powder. Lately, I make a bowl of multi-coloured, gluten-free couscous and spoon out some in the soup bowl before covering it with a few hot ladles of this marvellous pea soup.