Tag Archives: pea

sweet pea and tuna salad



thai chicken and vegetables


4T vegetable oil

4 chicken breasts, cut bite-sized

1c shredded carrots

1 thinly sliced large onion

3 minced garlic cloves

3in piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated

1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped

1 thinly sliced red bell pepper

3/4c chicken stock

13oz light coconut milk

10oz thawed frozen peas

20 basil leaves

1/4c chopped cilantro leaves

1 lime, zested and juiced


Heat a large skillet over med-high with 2T of oil.  Add chicken and season with salt and pepper.  Brown for about 5 minutes.  Remove chicken onto a plate.  Add remaining 2T oil, then add carrots, onions, garlic, ginger, hot pepper, and bell pepper.  Cook, stirring often, 2 to 3 minutes.  Add stock and coconut milk, heat to high, simmer about 5 minutes.  Return chicken to skillet and cook another 3 to 4 minutes, or to cooked thoroughly.  Add the peas, basil, cilantro, and lime zest and juice.  Cook 1 minute more.  Serve over rice.

fettuccine with lima beans, peas, and leeks


Okay, I hadn’t tried leeks until I saw this recipe in Real Simple, but it looked good enough and easy enough to try.  I didn’t even know as I bought them that leeks are like really big brothers to the green onion. To my surprise, we all like it a lot!  Thanks, Real Simple, you scored again.  (You’ll notice probably half of my recipes come from that magazine since I’ve subscribed since they started 10 years ago.)  Oh, and I use dried tarragon and it’s seemed to work fine… because how on earth would I use up an entire bunch of tarragon?

Real Simple – rated 8.5