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Earth to Table: Seasonal Recipes from an Organic Farm
Earth to Table: Seasonal Recipes from an Organic Farm

When I diet, I seriouslt over think my food. This leads me to blowing it and falling off the wagon. I know, whaaa whaa...... I have gotten serious and In the past few months I have really made a commitment to myself to exercise daily and just be healthy. I not only want these habits for myself, but with two young girls I also want to be an example for them. The past few months I have had a lot of support and recently joined and awesome group called the shredcrew. The support has been amazing and now for an even bigger help Danielle from Elleinadspir is hosting a healthy recipe exchange. Now we/I have no reason to fall off the wagon! Right?

For Christmas Royce got me a really great book called Earth To Table. It is a cookbook that has all seasonal recipes from an organic farm. I love it so much I have made a mental bookmark of all of the recipes I still need to try.  On Friday I discovered a bag of English peas at Costco and I knew I had the perfect recipe at home. A healthy and fresh recipe.

Salad of Peas, Feta and Mint
Serves 6
(adapted from original)

2 cups shucked fresh peas (you could use frozen here)
2 tbs extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 shallot finely sliced
1/4 cup mint leaves, roughly chopped
1/4 cup crumbled feta
salt and freshly cracked pepper

In a medium pot of boiling salted water, blanch peas until just tender and bright green, about 2 minutes. Shock them with cold water. In a large serving bowl, whisk together olive, vinegar, honey and mustard. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add peas and shallot. Toss lightly, add mint and toss lightly again. Sprinkle with feta and serve.

Enjoy a healthy day

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Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I have been wanting to get that book. I need to add it to my wishlist for sure. I love peas, so this looks great to me. RBB on the other hand is not a huge fan, so I might need to do some convincing!

Anonymous said...

That looks so good! I'm really trying to get in better shape for spring (maybe this trip to SD has given me even more motivation?! ;) ). Seeing the tweets between you and Torrie makes me want to try the shredding!


About Last Weekend said...

Love those peices you recommended in Torries (a place to share) post! Wow, I absolutely love peas ( can't get my kids to eat them!) and this recipe sounds like such a great combo of tastes, Im going to try it when I get back from Spring Break

Bestie said...

yumtastic ( as my kids would say ). we love peas and feta!

Torrie said...

Yes. I have peas, mint, & feta. Making this tonight! Thank you, and thanks for your comment. I feel the same. Love simple recipe posts sometimes, like Danielle's pan gravy, or one from threemanycooks on freezing peaches! Even if I know the concept, there still good reminders, right? :)

Torrie said...

Just wanted to tell you I ended up making this for lunch, along with Danielle's roasted veggies.

Loved it, and will definitely make it again! Hope you had a good day :).

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