Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

Vegetarian Split Pea Soup 1 pound dried split peas (2.5 cups) 1 cup of crushed tomatoes 1 large clove garlic, minced 1 medium yellow onion, diced 3 celery stalks, diced 3 carrots, peeled and diced 3 cups low sodium vegetable broth 3 cups water 2 dry bay leaves 3 sprigs of dried thyme¬†(or 1 teaspoon…