Slow Cook:8 hrs to 10 hrs (low) or 4 to 5 hours (high)
Curried Split Pea and Shiitake Mushroom Soup
In a 6-quart slow cooker combine mushrooms, split peas, sweet potatoes, sweet pepper, green onions, soy sauce, bay leaf, curry powder, salt, crushed red pepper, and black pepper. Pour broth, the water, and coconut milk over mixture in cooker.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Remove and discard bay leaf.
Before serving, stir in 1/4 cup basil. If desired, sprinkle each serving with additional basil.