Give Peace (and Peas) a Chance
Originally posted on 10/09/2017 for Huffington Post
I may call this recipe spring pea puree, but it’s a perfect — and perfectly addictive — no-cook summer treat.
Flawed as we are, our humanity is the coolest thing about us. It’s what allows us to love, to recognize and celebrate each person’s inner rock star. It allows us to hold on to hope in the face of despair. One of the vegan tenets I hold most dear is the practice of ahimsa, nonviolence. You can also use the Tibetan term tsewa, which also means compassion. Care about animals, but care about each other, too. You don’t even have to be vegan to do it. Caring, love is how we defeat the banality of evil.
John Lennon had it right. Love is the answer. So on his 77th birthday, I invite everyone to give peace a chance.
Spring Pea Puree
- 1-1/4 cup frozen peas thawed
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 bunch fresh mint leaves
- Juice of 2 or 3 lemons
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- sea salt to taste
- Blitz the peas, garlic, mint, lemon juice, and olive oil in a food processor until smooth and well combined, about 2 minutes. Taste and season with salt.
- The pea puree can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several days.