*this post is sponsored by the usa dry pea & lentil council, but the opinions are my own. did you know that this week is national split pea soup week? you are in for a treat because this split pea soup recipe is fantastic. i thought i'd switch it up for your generally hum drum 'ham & split pea' soup recipe and give you a fun, new, fresh & tasty way to serve your lentils. this hearty split pea sausage & sweet potato soup is filling and delicious. want to know the other great thing about this recipe? it's slow.