Sunday, February 25, 2018

Set the Table 2018 | Week 7

I used to hate peas. Something about the texture gave me the willie-gag's as a kid. 

I try to remember this when my kids have an issue with texture... Thank heavens I turned the corner (when I was pregnant) and can eat peas now. I just can't get enough of these cute little green balls.

Here is a beautiful way to usher in one of my favorite Spring vegetables. How did the recipe come together? I opened the fridge for a quick bite; An avocado sat next to a small glass container of leftover Italian peas from dinner the night before. So, I decided to combine them for some major hOMe plate snack happiness.

Guacamole and Peas Please

1 avocado
1/2 cup of Italian Peas (see recipe below)
pinch of sea salt
freshly ground black pepper

Scoop out the avocado flesh into a bowl. Add the peas. Using a fork, mash together the peas and avocado. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pair it with these Off the Beaten Path Rice, Peas and Black Bean Veggie Chips or pile it on your favorite toast for a fabulous snack or breakfast.

Italian Peas
(Follow the same recipe for Italian green beans!)

3 cups frozen peas
2 Tbsp grass fed, organic butter
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp Italian Seasoning
pinch of sea salt
freshly ground pepper
zest of half lemon + juice

In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the butter, oil, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, lemon zest and juice. Once butter is melted remove from heat. Here is the best way to cook peas (I whole heartedly agree). Pour the melted butter into your serving bowl of cooked peas, mix gently to coat, and enjoy.

  • Each #SettheTable2018 post features a delicious family table recipe(s) to inspire your meal planning for the week.  
  • #CatchmyGrit on Instagram to follow the fun, the food and the family table reactions (good and bad) leading up to each weekend post. C'est la vie, I selfy-ishly light it UP in pics, videos and Instastories to keep truckin! 
  • New to this series? Revisit my favorite #SettheTable2017 recipe links here. Cheers to another year of sharing my crazy food adventures with Pure Barre Kildeer!  

It all starts at hOMe plate.

To the Mullies we go... 


My Top 11 #SettheTable2018 Topics:
  1. A Scientist Explores the Mysteries of the Gut Brain Connection
  2. Will the Gut-Brain Connection Revolutionize Wellness?
  3. Come to the table - Join Slow Food USA!
  4. Stay on top of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Campaign.
  5. Robyn O'Brien: Why Our Food Is Making Us Sick.
  6. Kimbal Musk Wants to Reengineer the American Stomach | Why Food is the New Internet. 
  7. What is Organic Pasture Raised Chicken Good for?
  8. Shop with EWG "Clean Fifteen + Dirty Dozen" produce guidelines. Why? New research suggests pesticides/herbicides are linked to antibiotic resistance. Protect your gut microbiome + mycobiome.
  9. Avoid artificial colors and preservatives to keep your "second brain" happy + healthy.
  10. Why, When and How to Eat Wheat.
  11. Why do Some People do well as Vegans and Vegetarians (Clues from the Magical World of Genetics).

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