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i am looking for ways to incorporate peas in my diet. They have so much protein and fiber, and I like them a lot, but the only ways I have had them are plain (the frozen ones) or in soup- I LOVE the one by Muir Glenn. Any other suggestions? Was thinking maybe they'd be good with smart balance and dill....?
 

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they go well with potatoes in a variety of ways - shephard's pie, just mixed with mashed potatoes, or one of my favorites Aloo Matar (a potato and pea curry).
 

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If they're frozen, defrosted, rinsed and tossed in salad or cooked into curries.<br><br><br><br>
Canned, they're tolerable only in asparagus-pea casserole.<br><br><br><br>
If they're fresh, they generally disappear into my mouth about as fast as I can remove them from the pods.
 

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Saute some chopped onion and garlic, then add peas and cook just until barely tender. They should still be bright green. So easy and so yummy.
 

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Giada on the Food Network made a pea and sundried tomato puree in the food processor, and served it in endive leaves. It looked yummy, I haven't tried it, though.
 

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Peas and onions...but not pearl onions...yuck....anyway I saute in a little Earth Balance. I eat most veggies just steamed with EB and salt.<br><br><br><br>
Or raw...I love raw peas.
 

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Not the most inspiring, but I add a handfull of frozen peas to my daughters bowl of hot soup (or Ramen noodles) - it cools it off just right for her to eat comfortably, and she gets the added bonus of a veggie thrown in. AND she loves the bright green color-barely thawed texture of the peas.
 

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I make pea soup in about 12 minutes thus: saute leek or onion in pan with olive oil, add frozen peas + handful fresh mint/coriander/chives and stir about for a moment, add veggie stock, cook until peas done, allow to cool down a bit then whizz with stick blender. Could add milk or substitute to make it creamier.<br><br><br><br>
I haven't done it myself but if you eat vegetarian cheese you could make 'mutter paneer' (cheesy peas <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">) It is basically spices, paneer cheese, onions and peas. I once did a sort of vegan replica of this dish using sauteed firm tofu in place of the cheese.<br><br><br><br>
If you serve peas with mashed potatoes, you get to do the 'hedgehog thing' (put potatoes on fork then roll fork in peas and it kinda looks like a... well anyway I always thought it did. Hmm.)
 

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Lots of good ideas here, but as a pea lover, my favorite way to eat them is with rice. Peas + rice is a match made in heaven! Just add them to your favorite rice recipe at the end (don't cook them for the entire time or else they turn grey and mushy). Peas go really well with 'Thai Kitchen' rice.<br><br><br><br>
Oh, and always use frozen peas.
 

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I like green pea and mint (the green leaf kind) soup. It's yummy and healthy</div>
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I saw peas and mint suggested as an idea for baby food. The concept is to introduce them to fun flavors right away. Sounded tasty to me at the time, too.
 

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I like making a quick lunch with some eggless egg noodles cooked in some veggie broth for about 12 min. or so and then the last 3-4 min. throw in a couple handfulls of the frozen petite peas. Quick AND easy!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hungry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hungry:"><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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1 good old british tinned mushy peas!!!!!!!!<br><br>
2 muttar paneer ('cheese' and pea curry. cheese being either paneer or tofu)<br><br>
3 wasabi peas (peas baked in mustard and wasabi powder)<br><br>
4 pea and mint soup<br><br><br><br>
v quick easy and cheap way to make pea and mint soup.<br><br>
- cook onion with bit of tamari<br><br>
- add frozen organic peas and stock<br><br>
- bring to boil (not for too long)<br><br>
- add organic peppermint tea bag<br><br><br><br>
i did it a lot as a student!
 
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