There really isn't much to say about split pea soup that you probably don't already know. It's hearty. It's savory. It's comforting. But split pea stew? Take everything you know about its soup sister and triple it.
Whether you're on a soup diet as part of your New Year's resolution to eat more healthfully or you're just committed to, er, liquid lunches for their warmth value, you'll need some variety in your bowls of soup.