It’s so close to our second favourite time of year, Christmas! (Great British Pea Week is obviously at number one, sorry Santa!) After a tough year for us all, we thought we’d share our list of twelve tasty and fun things you can do with peas all year round.
So, without further ado, let’s kick this off. Welcome to the Yes Peas! #12WaysWithPeas guide.
It’s super easy-peasy to jazz up your leftovers! Gone are the days of boring leftover sandwiches, we’re full steam ahead on the flavour train with this one. Pair your leftover roast turkey with our Pea and Avocado Salsa for a truly delicious meal! You can check out our recipe for a Pea and Avocado Salsa here. Even reading the recipe has our mouths watering.
When it comes to caring for our skin, you’d be surprised how many natural ingredients you can find around your home to whip up a skin boosting face mask. Pea Extract is loaded with goodness that works wonders on our skin and it’s completely natural!
We recommend defrosting around 5-6 tablespoons of peas and mashing together with some plain yoghurt and a smidge of turmeric, then apply and leave on your skin for 10 minutes before washing off gently. These ingredients will work together effortlessly to give your skin a boost and leave you glowing.
We’ve got tonnes of information on how to get growing at home over in the Ha-Pea Zone. You can watch a tutorial, download your very own checklist and even send any questions you have to our fabulous pea-experts! Head to the Ha-Pea Zone here. Why not get some pea seeds now so you’re ahead for the 2021 season!
Peas are a fantastic vegan protein source, with just a 100-calorie serving containing more protein than a whole egg. We think that’s pretty im-pea-ressive! You can add peas to lots of dishes, so get creative! Let us know how you add a protein punch to your dishes by sharing your pictures on social and tagging us @YesPeas_ on Instagram and @YesPeas on Facebook and Twitter!
Peas are naturally sweet in taste which means they work perfectly in a smoothie. We like to add frozen peas into our smoothies for a tasty, nutritional boost. You could have a go at making our Super Green Pea Gazpacho Smoothie with Coconut Yoghurt (it’s delicious!)
It’s time to switch up the Christmas sides, so this year is all about Peas in Blankets. This tasty recipe used delicious frozen peas with fresh cherry tomatoes, onion, mint and breadcrumbs to create a pea alternative to the classic, which is then wrapped in bacon for that delicious, crispy outer we all love.
We LOVE our lazy Sunday brunches, but avocado toast is getting old and we fancied something new. Peas on Toast makes a beautiful alternative brunch option: super fresh and flavourful, but what’s more, we almost always have some peas in the freezer for whenever the craving hits! Check it out here.
Colder, darker nights don’t have to be totally gloomy. Our Pea Dal with Coconut Chutney is full of warming spices, tasty peas and makes for the perfect winter dish, something to please the whole family. We like to serve this with chopped coriander, flatbreads or rice and the yummy coconut chutney, take a look at the recipe here.
2021 is going to be the year we bless everyone’s keyboards with a mighty pea-emoji. Head to our pea-tition to get involved and help give peas a chance! The pea-tition is waiting for you here.
No, this is not a prank! As we said above, peas are naturally sweet and you’d be surprised when you see how great they are in desserts! These Lemon, Lavender and Pea Cupcakes offer a surprising green colour paired with beautiful zesty, sweet flavours, it’s a yes from us. Check out the recipe from Veggie Desserts here.
Pesto Pasta is a classic! Why not jazz it up with some frozen peas for a super green, pea-fect pasta? This recipe from Jamie Oliver is one of our favourites, using just frozen peas, garlic, basil, pine nuts, parmesan, and olive oil! You can even swap the basil for mint for an alternative. Check it out here.
And finally, a Christmas classic! Bubble & Squeak is the perfect way to ensure no food goes to waste this Christmas. Leftover veggies galore after Christmas can be combines with streaky bacon and cheese to form delicious patties and serve up on Boxing Day. If you fancy, use up your peas or even add some extra frozen ones for some green goodness. You can view a recipe from Love Food Hate Waste, here.
And that’s it from us! We hope you find these tips useful and if you do go ahead and create any of these dishes, facemasks or support our fight for the pea-moji, let us know by tagging us on social!