I made this soup about 2 weeks ago and ate it everyday last week for lunch. I loved it and its healthy. I cook some smoked pork necks in the chicken broth till the little bit of meat falls off the bones and put some of it back in the soup before I add the other ingredients. It has a great smokey flavor with very little fat. I'm making batch number 2 right now and am using fresh black eyed pea.
Cheryl, Richmond Hill, NY