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Fresh Pea Salad with Ginger-Miso Vinaigrette. With its bright Asian dressing and crunchy cucumber and radish slices, this colorful salad is a wonderful warm-weather first course.

Fresh Pea Salad with Ginger-Miso Vinaigrette

It also keeps well, making it ideal for picnic fare or lunch the next day. Skip the blanching step if you’re using thawed frozen peas. Cook the fresh peas in boiling salted water until bright green and tender, about 2 minutes. Drain in a colander and rinse under cold water. Pat dry on a large kitchen towel. Meanwhile, put the lime juice, vinegar, miso, ginger, and sugar in a blender or food processor and blend to combine. In another medium bowl, toss the arugula with 2 Tbs. of the dressing, and then spread the arugula over the bottom of a large platter. Oh Snap! Sweet Pea Soup. Recently I made two sweet pea soups from Elina Fuhrman’s book Soupelina’s Soup Cleanse and they are both delicious!!

Oh Snap! Sweet Pea Soup

Elina is sharing one of them “Oh Snap” today! Thanks Elina! Sweet peas are now in season so definitely give this yum recipe a try. Blog - Megan Huylo. Last week, I dedicated my entire Tasty Tuesday to pea recipes.

Blog - Megan Huylo

What can I say, I like peas. They seem to be one of those vegetables, though, that people either love or hate; there's no in between, right? Well, I happen to fall under the "LOVE" category and whipped up a heaping bowl of the little green orbs yesterday for lunch. I prepared them in my favorite way: with sautéed onion, miso, and fresh mint.

The miso adds a slightly sweet, buttery richness and complements the natural sweetness of the peas. Spring Pea and Ricotta Torte with Lemon and Mint. -Jenny We as a cooking people can agree to disagree about many things: are or are not dried chickpeas vastly superior to canned?

Spring Pea and Ricotta Torte with Lemon and Mint

Cornstarch as pudding stabilizer –- acceptable or Lucifer’s work? Just how long should the coffee sit in the French press? Pea, Fennel and Thyme Salad. Not eating meat means vegetables have to get more exciting, so I’ve been experimenting with new salad combinations and this was one of my favourites by far.

Pea, Fennel and Thyme Salad

The thyme infused fennel has the most wonderful texture: it’s marinade ensures a deliciously smooth surface while still maintaining the original crunch. Even better, the combination of olive oil, lime, peas and herbs also creates the most amazing flavor, which takes away all of its potential aniseed taste. Peas& burrata. Fresh Pea Salad with Ginger-Miso Vinaigrette. Crushed peas with smoky sesame dressing. Green Pea Soup Recipe. I held off writing about this until I was fairly confident it was a sure thing.

Green Pea Soup Recipe

And now that I'm sitting here amongst towers of boxes, I think it is safe to say...we're moving. Just up the street though! Nothing too dramatic. HEMSLEY + HEMSLEY - healthy food and living. Introduction Traditional risotto rice is refined and starchy which can often leave you feeling bloated and heavy by the time you’ve finished eating.

HEMSLEY + HEMSLEY - healthy food and living

Texturally, quinoa seeds make an ideal substitute as well as adding a nutty flavour. Spicy Curry Butternut Squash Hummus and Aloo Matar. Bottom of the pot: A SWISS CHARD SEDUCTION - A SHRIMP AND QUINOA PAELLA - FUN FRIDAYS. It's not a graceful entrance.


We crash/bang/sing/stumble/dance/pontificate/drag/whine/laugh our way into the house. Backpacks hit the the floor with a thunderous clatter. Jackets are tossed in one direction - even though the coat hooks are at arms length - and at kid height. Two sets of shoes fly up and come crashing back down - briefly electrifying the room with a shower of sparkly lights.

The strategically placed shoe cabinet looks on in dismay - hungry for its daily feed (we all know that our slightly OCD-inclined dad of the house will put them away). Girls! And so begins the ritual that is Fun Fridays. A Fresh Start. . . and 2008′s Last (Food-Related) Hurrah. [Potato-Kale Curry]

A Fresh Start. . . and 2008′s Last (Food-Related) Hurrah

Sugar Snap Pea Maple Nut Salad. In a Snap! Shiny bright green sugar snap peas.

Sugar Snap Pea Maple Nut Salad. In a Snap!

They had been catching my eye in the produce section of Whole Foods for a while now, but I never decided to plop them in my shopping cart - until now. Samosa-stuffed twice-baked potatoes. It’s been raining a lot lately. Usually this is something I like a lot this time of year. Summer rain brings me back to when I was a kid — when, during the warm months of June, July, and August, my sister and I pretty much lived in our backyard swimming pool. When the rain would come, we would run around the pool area, grab all the towels that had been hung up to dry, and head indoors to wait it out, our suits and hair still wet, our pruned feet leaving little puddles of water all over the kitchen floor.

At the front of the house, there was a big, heavy door with one of those fancy brass knockers, and that door opened into a foyer. We almost never used that door or that foyer, always opting to enter the house through the door closest to the driveway. White Bean Salad with Peas and Mint. Intro It’s not out of life’s character to move quickly, to come and go while often leaving a path of destruction not unlike the upended houses and thrown cars that get in the way of a tornado.