1 x teacup of red lentils (washed)
1 x teacup of yellow split peas (washed)
1 x leek, sliced
3-4 x medium sized carrots, diced
1 x handful of small potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 x small gammon piece or pack of smoked bacon (rolled and tied)
1 x small bunch of curly parsley, finely chopped
Season, to taste
Place gammon or bacon into a large pan, cover with water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to a rolling simmer and add the lentils and the split peas. When these have softened add the leek, carrots, potatoes and parsley. Season according to your own taste. Simmer for 30-40 mins. When ready you can either chop up the gammon/bacon and pop back into the soup or take it out altogether and use as you please.
I always have this with a thickly sliced piece of buttered bread.