In a large 5-6 qt pot bring to a boil water, split peas, celery, onion, thyme and bay leaves. Reduce heat and simmer covered about 20 min or until split peas are a little soft. Add carrots, garlic, basil and oregano, bring to a second boil then continue simmering covered until split peas are very tender and are dissolving to form a thick broth. Add potato and simmer until potato is tender but still firm. Turn burner to lowest heat. Add green onions, spike tamari sea salt & cayenne pepper to taste. Add peas if desired. Heat gently stirring until peas are tender.
Nutrition (per serving): 139 calories Total Fat 1 g (3% of calories) :