As a kid I always remember my mom making hearty soups in her big heavy pressure cooker. The thing would whistle away as the aroma fills the house. I received a pressure cooker for Christmas this year from my dad. Although it takes a little getting used to it really saves a lot of time. It does freak the dog out a bit but she recovers quite nicely once I give her a little blob of what I am cooking.

pressure-cooker-red-lentil-split-pea-soup-02This soup is delicious on its own or add some diced smoked ham if you prefer a meat option. It is low fat, high protein and only 4 Weight Watchers points. A delicious soup for a cold January day.