Greeeeen Minted Peas

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Green Minted Peas

I am a sucker for peas. When there are fresh English peas around in the Springtime, I could spend my whole paycheck on them. My favorite way to serve them is English style- minted mushy peas. If you don’t like peas, there’s something wrong with you! Or you’ve never had them properly prepared. Greeeen is goooood for you!

This is my go-to recipe, but I make a few tweaks: Simple Peas and Onions

My tweaks: I use vegan butter and vegan stock. I cut the amount of stock in half (to 1/4 cup), add some fresh mint (about 2 sprigs worth of leaves) and then blend the whole thing with an immersion blender once the peas turn bright green.

Vegan Shamrock Shake

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Shamrock Shake

Shamrock Shake

Shamrock Shakes have always been a special signal that my birthday is coming. Not a big deal at my advanced age, but when I was young, I would get so excited. I haven’t had a “real” one in years because I can’t tolerate dairy, but I understand that McD’s has changed the recipe to something that tastes more like disinfectant. Here’s a real mint version that tastes like the old kind!

Start with a Mint Simple Syrup. It’s worth the extra effort to make it with fresh mint, although you could use some mint extract instead.

Then make a basic milkshake recipe with 1 cup milk- less if you like it thicker (I use So Delicious Vanilla Coconut Milk) and 2 cups Ice Cream (I use Purely Decadent Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream), add a few tablespoons of the mint syrup and a few drops of green food coloring!