Salmon Pasta with Green Goddess Pesto from thewoksoflife.com/

  • 1 large handful of basil (about 1 cup chopped)
  • 1 large handful of parsley (about 1 cup chopped)
  • 1 small handful of dill (about ½ cup chopped)
  • 1 small bunch of chives (about ½ cup chopped)
  • 2 scallions, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • The leaves from 3 stalks of tarragon (stems discarded)
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper, plus more to taste
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1½ pound salmon fillet
  • 1 pound dried fettuccine
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • ⅓ cup capers, drained and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • Zest of a whole lemon
  • First make the green goddess pesto. In the bowl of a food processor, add the basil, parsley, dill, chives, scallions, tarragon, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, and olive oil. Process until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Next, rinse your salmon fillet, pat it dry with a paper towel, and season with salt. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the salmon until cooked through on both sides, approximately 5-6 minutes per side (depending on the thickness of the fish and your preference for doneness). When it’s cooked to your liking, transfer to a plate, and with two forks, flake the salmon.
  • Next, bring a pot of salted water up to a boil. Boil the pasta according to package instructions until al dente.
  • While the pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the butter and the garlic. Stir the garlic until lightly browned, and then add the capers. Turn the heat all the way down to low, and stir to combine. Add the heavy cream, followed by the peas. Stir to warm the peas through.
  • Add the cooked pasta and stir thoroughly until the pasta is coated in the cream. Next, add the pesto and stir to combine. Top with the flaked salmon, additional black pepper to taste, and lemon zest.

Creamy Cashew Veggie Pot Pie from lunchboxbunch.com

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*note that the amounts of the veggies are easy to modify and switch out as needed. You just want about enough veggies to fill up your pot pie serving dish
3/4 cup petite peas, organic (frozen)
1 large carrot, diced
1 small potato, peeled/diced (I used a sweet white yam, but you could use a plain white Russett potato or even a sweet potato) – about 1 1/4 cups when chopped
1/2 cup chickpeas, drained/rinsed (canned)
1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms, diced

spices/oil for veggie saute:
1/2 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
a few dashes of black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
a few pinches of cayenne (optional)
(Any other dry spices/seasonings you would like to add)

Cashew Base:
1 cup vegetable broth
2 cups soaked raw cashews
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
2 Tbsp white miso paste (adds saltiness and subtle flavor)
additional salt if needed (if you do not use miso paste, you should add some salt)
a few pinches of cayenne (optional)

Crust:
1 cup white flour, organic
1/4 cup virgin coconut oil (use refined if you do not want any coconut flavor at all, unrefined will have some coconut flavor)
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp lemon juice
4-6 Tbsp warm water
a squeeze of orange juice (brush top of pastry with it, or squeeze over top)

*note: if you use a casserole dish or something with a larger opening space than my dish, you will need more crust to cover, so you may need to double my recipe

My dish: measures 9½ inches in diameter; holds 3.88 quarts

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. (Yes! At the start because this goes so fast!)

2. Add you cashews (about 1 1/2 cups before the are soaked) to a large bowl and cover with very hot water. The hottest setting on your tap. Add a pinch of salt and allow to sit while you do the veggie prep. (note: If you have time and plan ahead, soak the cashews for even longer – 4+ hours is great. This will help ease the blending process just a bit. This is advised if you are not using a high speed blender.)

3. Prep all your veggies. Set aside.

4. Add you potatoes to a deep skillet and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cover with lid. Reduce heat a bit and allow to cook until a tested potato is tender, but not mushy. Drain the water and set potatoes aside with other veggies.

5. Drain your cashews and add 2 cups of the soaked cashews to your blender. If you have any extra cashews you can thrown them in as well or toss them in whole with your veggie mix. Add the veggie broth, miso, sauce spices and acid. Blend from low to high until smooth and creamy. This may take a minute or so. Set aside. (Adjust salt and seasonings if desired.)

6. In that same skillet, add your oil and when the oil is hot add in the carrots, beans and mushrooms. Saute for a few minutes until cooked down. Then add in the peas and potatoes and saute until peas thaw a bit. Over medium heat.

7. Pour the base sauce over top the veggie saute and toss until all the veggies are well coated. Turn heat to high and saute for another 1-2 minutes so that the flavor of the nutty sauce develops a bit.

8. Pour the heated veggie filling into your pot pie serving/baking dish. Set aside.

9. Quickly mix up your dry ingredients for your crust. Then using your hands, mash in the coconut oil. Then one tablespoon at a time, add in the water. Mixing with every new spoonful. Keep adding until your dough in kneadable yet still moist. When this occurs, knead a bit then roll out on a floured surface. This does not to be perfect at all! I very quickly pressed and rolled out my dough (as you can tell by the crumbly state after baking). Add to top of your serving dish and slice a few vent lines in top. Lastly, squeeze a bit or orange juice over top – or brush pastry lightly with it. It gives a subtle orange tint that beats an “egg wash” any day!

10. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Serve after about 20 minutes of cooling. Store in fridge and reheat as needed. Eat within 3 days. This dish probably freezes quite well, but I have not tested freezing yet.

Nutrition estimate based on 6 servings per recipe (per serving below)

Yellow Split Pea Dal, by Mollie Katzen

‘Dal’ in Indian cooking refers to porridge-like dishes made from dried legumes – usually split peas or lentils. Dal is often served in a thinned state as a soup, but equally often it will be a thick, hearty side dish. This is a thick dal, comprehensive and highly spiced enough to be the focus of a meal. Leftovers can be thinned with a little water and served as a soup. I serve this as an entrée, over brown rice.

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2 cup dried yellow split peas
2 thick slises fresh ginger, each about 2 inches long
4 large garlic cloves cut in half
8-10 cups water (plus more later if needed}
2 tbsp grapeseed oil
2 tbsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp mustard seeds
2 teaspoons turmeric
1/2 tsp each ground coriander and cardamom
2 tsp ground cumin
2 c. minced onion
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons salt (or to taste)
1/4 c. tablespoons fresh lemon juice (or to taste)
Freshly ground black pepper
Cayenne (optional)
peas
cooked potato
red pepper slices
cilantro
kale
cooked carrots

Place split peas, ginger slices, garlic halves and water in a soup pot or Dutch oven Cover and heat to boiling point, then reduce heat and simmer very slowly, partially covered – stirring intermittently- until peas are quite soft for about 60-70 min.  Add more water as necessary.

Meanwhile, place a medium saucepan over med heat for a min, than add oil and swirl to coat pan. Add all of the spices and cook, stirring, for a min or until they become fragrant.  Add the onion, minced garlic, minced ginger and 1 tsp salt.and stir so the onion becomes coated with the spices.  Turn the heat to medium-low and cook, covered until the onion becomes very soft.  Stir in the lemon juice at the end.

Add this mixture to the simmering split peas, stir to combine. add extra veggies and cook until they are done.  fish out the ginger slices and serve with rice.

Serve with rice.

 

Stolichny Chicken (use substitute) Salad adapted from Olga & Pavel Syutkin’s CCCP Cook Book

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  • medium-sized potatoes
  • carrot
  • eggs
  • medium-sized onion
  • dill pickles
  • 200-250 grams cooked dark-meat chicken–use substitute
  • 300 grams tinned green peas
  • Vinegar-based hot sauce like tobasco
  1. Rinse the potatoes and carrots, but don’t peel them. Place them in a saucepan, cover with water, bring to a boil, and simmer for 40 to 60 minutes until tender. Remove vegetables from the stock and allow to cool.
  2. Place the eggs into the salted boiling water and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes; transfer to a bowl of cold water to cool, then peel off shells.
  3. Peel the potatoes, carrot, and onion, and cut into small uniform cubes, along with the eggs, pickles, and chicken. Combine in a bowl with the green peas. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Season with mayonnaise , stir, and let stand to allow the flavors to combine. Mix in hot sauce to taste before serving, with crackers and more pickles.  Serves 8-10

Creamy smoked salmon pasta with dill from whole foods

  • 189610 ounces dried linguine
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 shallot , finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (or 2 tablespoons lemon juice in 1/4 cup water)
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 package smoked salmon , cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges
Cook pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, heat oil and butter in a large sauté pan over medium high heat. Sauté shallots 2 to 3 minutes until softened. Add white wine and simmer until reduced by half, another 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat, add half and half and peas and gently simmer 2 to 3 minutes more before adding salmon and dill. Heat through and let sauce thicken slightly. Drain pasta and toss in pan with sauce to coat. Season with salt and pepper and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Serve immediately.

 

Creamed Tuna on Toast from food.com

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1/4 c margarine
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk
1 can drained tuna fish
1 cup frozen peas (or to taste)
salt and pepper
bread (for toasting)

Thaw frozen peas in a collender.

Melt the margarine in a saucepan.
Add the flour and blend.
Add the milk, stirring constantly to prevent clumping and stir until creamy.
Add the tuna, peas, salt and pepper and warm through
As the tuna is warming, toast bread.
After toasted, cut in triangles and spoon tuna mixture over the toast.

Crushed Peas with Smoky Sesame Dressing from smittenkitchen.com

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1 1/2 pounds fresh peas in pods or about 1 1/2 cups already shelled or frozen and defrosted
1/4 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon paprika, smoked if you have it
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 scallions, thinly sliced
Toasted pitas, cut into wedges, for serving

Cook peas: Have ready a colander and an ice bath, and bring a medium pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Blanche peas for 30 seconds (if you like them with a real residual snap) to 1 minute (for a slightly more yielding pea) and drain them, then immediately shocking them in the ice water. Drain the peas again and pat them dry on a large towel.

Crush peas: Using a potato or egg-masher (and hopefully not an annoying one like mine, with holes the exact size of peas!), muddler or meat pounder (be gentle!), lightly crush the peas. Aim for mixed textures, some left whole, most in halves and a few a little more broken up. Put them in a large bowl.

Make dressing: Whisk together tahini, yogurt, lemon juice, water, cumin, paprika and salt. You might be tempted, as I was, to swap the water with olive oil but don’t do it — it makes a horrible curdled mess you will be sad to have to toss.

Assemble: Mix peas with about 3 tablespoons of the dressing, to start, then add more to taste. Sprinkle with scallions. Heap pea mixture on toasted pita wedges.

 

Green Bean Salad with Mustard Seeds and Tarragon From Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Timimi

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1 1/4 cups green beans, trimmed
2 1/4 cups snow peas, trimmed
1 3/4 cups green peas (fresh or frozen)
2 tsp coriander seeds, roughly crushed with a mortar and pestle
1 tsp mustard seeds
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon nigella seeds
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
1 mild fresh red chile, seeded and finely diced
1 garlic clove, crushed
grated zest of 1 lemon
2 Tablespoon chopped tarragon
coarse sea salt
1 cup baby chard leaves (optional)

Fill a medium saucepan with cold water and bring to the boil. Blanch the green beans for 4 minutes, then immediately lift them out of the pan and into the iced water to refresh. Drain and dry.

Bring a fresh pan of water to the boil and blanch the snow peas for 1 minute only. Refresh, drain and dry. Use the same boiling water to blanch the peas for 20 seconds. Refresh, drain and dry. Combine the beans, snow peas and peas in a large mixing bowl.

Put the coriander seeds, mustard seeds and oil in a small saucepan and heat up. When the seeds begin to pop, pour the contents of the pan over the beans and peas. Toss together, then add the nigella seeds, red onion, chile, garlic, lemon zest and tarragon. Mix well and season with salt to taste.

Just before serving, gently fold the chard leaves, if using, in with the beans and peas, and spoon the salad onto plates or into bowls.

Chef notes:

  • For what it’s worth, we didn’t use separate pans of boiling water for the snow peas and green beans as the recipe instructs. We just used one pan of water.
  • We used frozen peas and omitted the optional baby chard leaves. (We love how they look in the salad pictured in the cookbook, but we didn’t have access to baby chard leaves.)
  • We didn’t have nigella seed so we added a bit of coarsely ground black pepper instead.

Creamy Lemon Pasta With Spinach And Peas

1 cup frozen peas
¾ cup cream
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes — I used less maybe 1/4 tsp.
2 garlic cloves — peeled and smashed
4 cup baby spinach — stems removed
1 ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest
3 teaspoon lemon juice
1 lbs dried pasta — such as farfalle or casarecce, cooked
Freshly grated Parmesan

Simmer peas, cream, red pepper flakes, and garlic in a skillet over low heat for 5 minutes, covered. Add spinach and cook until wilted, uncovered, stirring as necessary. Remove from heat and add lemon zest and juice, season with salt to taste. Toss with cooked pasta. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan

Easy and very tasty!!

White Bean Soup with Asparagus and Peas – Cheryl Strasser

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6 c veggie broth

1.5 c farfalle pasta

¼ lb. asparagus, cut on the bias in 1.5� lenghts

½ c. peas

1 tbsp finely chopped parsley

½ tsp finely chopped mint

1.5 tsp. Thyme and oregano

½ tsp grated lemon zest
1.5 tsp lemon juice
1 15 oz can cannellini or great northern beans
¼ onion

½ stalk celery

1 carrot

1 small bay leaf

1 sprig thyme and parsley

Pour broth into a large soup pot. Add onion, celery, carrot, bay leaf, thyme and parsely. Bring to a boil add pasta and cook until almost al dente, about 10 min. Add the asparagus and bean and cook until the asparagus is crisp tender, about 3 min. Add the peas, herbs, lemon zest and juice. Simmer 2-3 min longer until the pasta and veggies are tender. Season with salt and pepper.

4-6 servings