Put peas in a bowl with enough water to cover and set aside.
Heat oil in a large pot on medium heat. Add onion and carrots and sauté for 8 min or until softened.Add garlic and herbs and saute 1 min longer. Drain peas and add to pot along with water and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, cover pot, turn heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour 10 min or until peas have completely broken down. Season with salt and pepper.
Heat oil in a pot on medium heat. Add onions and sauté for 10 min, stirring, until onions are lightly golden.
Add water, bullion, lentils and wheat and bring pot to a boil. Cover pot, turn heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 min or until lentils and wheat are tender and water has been absorbed (you can add a little more water to loosen if needed to reach desired consistency).