Mikodissimin-Opinabo (Pea, Bean & Potato Soup)

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Recipe by drhousespcatcher

from the Abenaki. If you are curious about who they are see the link in the directions.

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  1. Wash, soak and cook the dried beans and peas as indicated on the package and drain, reserving the liquid.
  2. Cook the potatoes and drain, reserving the liquid.
  3. In a large oup pot, measure 8 cups of the reserved liquid from the peas, beans,.
  4. and potatoes. Add fresh water to make 8 cups if necessary. Crush the beans, peas and potatoes and add into the liquid, along with the remaining ingredients.
  5. Simmer slowly for one hour.
  6. Notes by original author: Soups were the mainstay of many American Indian diets. It was common to find a pot of soup simmering on the fire all day long. While there are definite recipes listed here, "pot luck" was the bill of fare, and creativity was the key to a successful soup.
  7. http://www.native-languages.org/abenaki.htm.

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