We used to cook our pea soup all day so it got the flavor of hambone in it. This is a vegetarian version, perfect for those meatless ("pb&j") lunches we have been promoting. It's surprisingly quick to make!
Here's the link: http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/vegetarian-split-pea-soup-recipe.html. It's from 101 Cookbooks again - what a site!
The recipe has some surprising ingredients: olive oil, lemon juice. But it's very easy, and so quick you could make it for lunch from scratch.
Enjoy, and let us all know how you liked it! PL