For my telecom provider to get here and fix the glitches that invaded yesterday morning right in the middle of a client conference call…I’ve been intermittently without internet access and/or my landline for over 24 hours. And I can’t leave the house because I know the minute I do is when they will arrive. Thank goodness for my iPhone which is the only reliable means of communication with the outside world right now.
During a break from working (offline) this morning, I took a random poke inside my freezer. And discovered half a bag of frozen peas…and inspiration struck.
Perhaps it was the lovely side dish of mushy peas that I had with my fish & chips last week in London? Or my ongoing desire for green healthy food as part of my vacation detox? Or a general feeling that I needed to do something with that half a bag of peas that I have been staring at for the last 6 months every time I open the freezer door? Regardless, I figured it was time to take action. The result was a lovely bright green pea hummus which I can’t wait to spread on crackers.
Take half a bag of frozen peas and cook until tender. Drain and throw into the food processor with two large garlic cloves, 1.5 tablespoons of tahini, juice from half a lemon and salt to taste. Whirr it all together. You may want to add a splash of olive oil to get the right texture.
I make a variation on this in the summer to serve with cut up vegetables: use shelled frozen edamame (soy beans) instead of peas, miso paste instead tahini, and add a squirt of wasabi for some heat. Excellent!
And still waiting…