Peas are full of vitamins and they are good for you – even the frozen ones. Plus a bag of frozen peas can be used for that black eye you may have received at the hands of some crazed individual in the grocery mart who fought you for the last two-for-one gourmet coffees – once ordinary – selling at $10.50. Gosh, two for one. But as I reached my hand over to the coffee, a wild eyed woman pushed it aside and grabbed the last two. I let it go because I am a small woman, in my seventies, and she was a obese woman in her thirties – I could outrun her but really why waste the energy.
But back to peas – I’m a rice eater, and not only brown rice. No, in my rice madness I even eat jasmine and white. We are continually told by the likes of Dr. Oz that white stuff is really bad for you. However, I put green peas in any rice dish while cooking – it’s a good duo.
I also like green peas in potato salads and some pasta dishes. It not only gives cold salads a good flavor but it actually has a nice look – the green denoting nature and largesse and all.
I am a vegetarian, so eating peas doesn’t bother me but I occasionally would like asparagus (now selling at $6.25 a pound) or avocados (now selling for $2.95 each). Avacados are really good for you – they have the good fat.
Anyone have any pea recipes you want to share. Of course now that it has some cache – Green Giant will prolly raise prices … again.
Austerity – bring it (as he will).