Crisp green produce just looks like it's good for you, doesn't it? Out of all of the colors of the rainbow, I tend to prefer green veggies the most. While there are countless fresh and tasty options, at this time of year, it's hard not to be drawn to avocados, artichokes, english peas, and lettuce. Find out what we like to do with these bright green ingredients when you keep reading.
Spring has sprung, and with all the new colors popping up at the farmers market, we couldn't be happier. If you have been picking up Spring vegetables (like fava beans, English peas, artichokes, carrots, avocados, and asparagus) and are wondering what to do with your new bounty, here are 44 healthy recipes to inspire you the next time you're in the kitchen.
Although balmier weather and longer days clue me in to Spring, the season doesn't officially begun until the day I spot fresh garden peas at the farmers market. Although I take advantage of frozen peas to enjoy the legumes year-round, there's simply nothing that can replace the toothsome snap of a freshly-shelled English pea.
English peas — also known as shell peas and garden peas — enjoy a short-lived season during late Spring and early Summer, and are at their best in May. For peas that are sweet and crisp, start by looking for shiny, firm, brightly-colored pods that feel swollen and heavy. When cooking with English peas, buy much more than you think you will need, as one pound of peas will only equate to roughly one cup of shelled peas. While it's ideal to eat garden peas as soon as they're picked, they can keep for up to three days when wrapped tightly and placedin the coolest part of the refrigerator. For more pointers on preparing them, read more
Peas...you either love 'em or hate 'em. But have you ever had FRESH peas? As in not frozen and not canned? Peas that you shell yourself, in the privacy of your own kitchen?
Known as English Peas or Garden Peas, these little legumes are a sweet treat and are in season now through about May. Seems that peas don't do well when it gets too hot. Their arrival is a sure sign that Spring is here. Plus, when veggies are in season they cost considerably less than their off season prices.
While peas might be time consuming to shell, their candy like flavor is sure to please your palate. While naturally low fat good, peas got a bad rap from all those low carb diets since they are naturally high in sugars and carbohydrates. A one cup serving contains 8 grams of sugars and 21 grams of carbs. On the other hand peas are high in vitamins K and C, magnesium, folate and thiamin (vitamin B1).
Peas are great in pasta and risotto. Since peas pair well with mint, they would be a great addition to PartySugar's Lemon Mint Risotto.
Eat 'em fresh while you can!!!!