Recipe for Spicy Yellow Split Pea Soup with Italian Sausage and Green Pepper

Spicy Yellow Split Pea Soup
The love affair with yellow split peas continues with this spicy soup!
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Last week I was gushing like a schoolgirl over a bowl of Lemony Yellow Split Peas.  My love affair with  the yellow split peas continues with this spicy soup with yellow split peas, hot turkey Italian sausage, and green bell peppers.  This isn't the most photogenic soup I've made, but it was delicious, warm, and comforting.  I added a touch of red pepper flakes to spice it up a little, but you could skip that if you'd like a milder soup.  Please don't skip the ground fennel seed though; it adds a wonderful flavor to this soup.

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