From the African side of Trinidad this wholesome soup that is very good for you. In England they used to serve invalids Calfs foot broth which is not that far away from this recipe.
2 pack of cow heel (about 2lbs), 3 tablespoons of split peas. Boil for 2 hours with 4 pints water. Then add Potato quartered, carrots sliced and salt and pepper. Make up some dumplings from flour (1 cup), water, salt and sugar and drop in teaspoon size pieces.
You can add dasheen or Eddoes or sweet potato but they do change the flavor a bit.
Cook for another 25 minutes slowly. Tasted better to be honest than all the ones we have had at restaurants...serves 4-6 depending on your appetite