4.28.2012

potatoes and peas

If you've learned anything about me, it is that I love food. I love it so much that as soon as it gets in front of my face its going right down the trap.This unfortunately means I often forget to snap a photo here and there to share it with you guys {I'm going to get better. I promise}. 

Also, if you know anything about me, when it comes to cooking... I like fast, easy, different and lots of flavor. I used to be the queen of what you call 'garbage' recipes. This essentially means combining whatever is left in the fridge and creating something edible. Ever since our detox in January I've been hooked on recipes {with some minor changes here and there}. One of my favorite places to go for easy, delicious and healthy recipes is www.wholeliving.com. 

Lately, both Mike and I have been crunched for time. By the time we get home from work, meetings, groups, etc. it's past our bedtimes. So, dinners and lunches have turned into super quick and super easy meals. Here's one of our favs: potatoes, peas and mint

What you need:
4-6 red potatoes
1/2-1  cup frozen peas 
2 tbsp EVOO
1/3 cup chopped mint
salt & pepper


Boil the potatoes for roughly 10 minutes. Fill a small saucepan with peas, cover with water and simmer. Drain potatoes. Before draining peas, pull out 4 tbsp of water from the pan. Drain and pour back into the pan or a bowl. Mash peas using the backside of a fork, 2 tbsp of the cooking water and 1tbsp EVOO. Mix in mint and rest of cooking water. Throw over potatoes. 

It's yummy. easy. healthy. quick. Use it as a main dish or on the side.



5 comments:

  1. this looks good! love the bright green! :)

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  2. Yum! :) I'm a new follower! Love your blog!

    xo

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  3. Pretty and yummy! Trying this when Jason starts to incorporate some potatoes back in his diet! :)

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  4. yum! im going to try this!!

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  5. I love that you called it 'garbage' recipes! I'm not really good at taking what we have in the fridge and creating something yummy out of it. I have to have a plan or I just can't do it!

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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