Add diced onions and garlic cloves in coconut oil and sauté. Add some salt to bring out the sweetness of the onions.
After about 4 minutes of sautéing, add carrots and because I had some, I added some celery root. You can also add diced celery at this point, if you'd like.
Add turmeric and cumin, heaping tablespoons are fine.
Coarsely chop and add cauliflower. In this case today, I had romanesco This is the key for the creaminess of the soup!
Add split peas, water and bay leaves and let simmer for approximately 40 minutes.
After simmering, use an immersion blender straight in the pot - or in my case, transfer batches of the soup into blender and purée.
I enjoy my split pea somewhat chunky so I don't purée it completely. I do purée about 75% of the ingredients.
high protein, low calorie, completely satisfying and delicious.