8 cups water
2 cups split peas, rinsed and picked over
4 slices soy Canadian bacon, diced
1 medium chopped onion
1 diced carrot
1 chopped potato
1 chopped celery stalk
2 chopped or pressed garlic cloves
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in soup pot, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer gently for about 1 hour.

Add more water if neccesary, depending on desired thickness of soup.