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       Title: Quick Pea Soup
  Categories: Soups/stews, Vegetables
       Yield: 5 servings
  
 	    2 tb Margarine			    16 oz Bag frzn Peas,thawed (3
      cups
       2 x  Stalks Celery,finely chopped        1 ds White Pepper
       2 x  Cloves Garlic, minced             1/2 c  Low-fat Milk
       1 x  Med Onion, chopped (1/2 cup)        1 ds Nutmeg
       2 c  Vegetable stock                
  
   GARNISH: Herbed garlic Croutons, 1/4 c chopped fresh parsley and 2 T lemon
   peel, or grated Parmesan cheese, optional.
    In a Dutch oven or 4-5 qt saucepan, melt margarine. Add celery, garlic,
   and onion. Saute until softened, about 5 minutes.
    Add vegetable stock, peas, and white pepper. Over med heat, cover and
   simmer 5 minutes.
    Transfer mixture to bowl of food processor. Cool slightly. Puree.
    Return mixture to pan; add milk and nutmeg. Heat through, about 5
   minutes, stirring constantly. Top each serving with garnish if desired.
   VARIATION: stir in 1 carrot, steamed and sliced, additional whole peas, or
   sauteeed and sliced mushrooms.
  
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