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Creamy Mushy Peas

Now I love peas, they are my favorite vege. When I was at Bermagui (Australia) last week we had lunch at a restaurant called “Octopii”. My niece Donna and I had ‘Fish Pot Pie’ and with this pie was mashed potato and this creamy mushy peas. It was delicious and I made it with our shepard’s pie last night. Mine was a little more liquid than theirs but I think I over cooked the peas. You really should make sure you boil the water first then add the peas for only 3 min and no longer. Next time I do it I think I would roll them out on a paper towel to get as much of the water off the peas as I could.

Anyway here is the recipe. Hope you enjoy.

Serves: 4

345g frozen peas
4 tablespoons cream
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation:5min › Cook:10min › Ready in:15min

Bring a shallow pot of lightly salted water to the boil over medium high heat. Add peas and cook for 3 minutes or until tender.
Drain peas and transfer to a blender or large food processor. Add cream, butter, salt and pepper and process until blended but still thick with small pieces of peas. Adjust seasonings to taste, and serve immediately.

Very simple and easy.

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Lemon-Ricotta Pasta With Peas And Seared Scallops

Looks Divine!! Not Tried it yet but will do.



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Did You Know – 04/07/2015



1. Issac Newton the eminent physicist conceived calculus, discovered color wavelengths and invented a reflecting telescope.




2. The devils Tower Wyoming was declared the first national monument. It was also a prominent location in the 1977 film ‘Close encounters of the third kind’


3. Food Neophobia is the fear of eating unfamiliar or new foods




4. According to scientists, the concept of detox makes no sense. That is because our bodies have their own built in detoxifiers – the liver, kidneys, skin, intestines and lungs.




5.  My favorite vegetable. Peas – and apparently a 2/3 cup of this delicious vege – adds more than five grams of fibre to your meals.

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Homemade Guacamole – With A Difference

This recipe came to me via email. Tried it and loved it.

This is my favorite dip of all. This recipe will not only help keep you healthy, it has the benefits of fewer calories and tastes yummy

Swap some of the Avocado for peas. This according to “Prevention” cuts calories and boosts fibre. 55 calories per serving.

No-Guilt Guacamole Recipe

# 1 California avocado
# 1/4 c frozen peas, thawed
# 1 Tbsp lime juice
# 1 med tomato, quartered
# 1/4 c chopped onion

# 1 tsp minced garlic
# 1-2 Tbsp fresh cilantro leaves
# 1 sm jalapeno chile pepper, seeded
# 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1. Cut the avocado in half lengthwise around the seed. Scoop the flesh into a bowl.

2. Add the peas, lime juice, tomato, onion, garlic, cilantro, chile pepper, and cumin. Add salt and pepper to taste.

3. Place the mixture in a food processor or blender, and pulse to the desired consistency.

Makes about 1½ Cups

Per 2-Tbsp Serving: 55 cal, 1 g pro, 6 g carb, 3 g fat, 0 g sat. fat, 0 mg chol, 1 g fiber, 271 mg sodium

The Payoff: A good source of vitamins C and E and lutein.

SOURCEPrevention recipe of the week.

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