Man, I’m on a roll with these guest posts! Why all the guest posts, you ask? If you haven’t heard the news already, I’m collaborating on a veggie-inspired e-Cookbook called The Casual Veggie that’s being release on October 19th. And it’s awesome. It’s packed with over 200 delicious recipes featuring ALL THE VEGETABLES. What could be better than that??
Anyways, today I’m doing a blog swap with Rachel of Delicious Balance, another one of the fabulous contributors! Head on over to her blog to see the brand new recipe I’ve shared with her readers today. IT’S AMAZINGGGGG. That’s all I have to say. I’ll turn it over to you now, Rachel!
My name is Rachel and I blog over at Delicious Balance. I am a registered dietitian, a yogi, and a want-to-be chef. I’m so excited that Liz and I decided to do a recipe swap. I recently “met” Liz because we are both collaborating on The Casual Veggie cookbook. I love her site because it is full of mostly plant-based healthy recipes with some treats thrown in the mix…my kind of eating!
We decided to do a recipe swap featuring a veggie-based recipe. I decided on this Creamy Garlic Spaghetti with Peas. Don’t worry, it’s a healthy version of a creamy garlic sauce 😉 This recipe is oh so simple and oh so delicious.
Why the spaghetti with peas, you ask? Let’s just say it’s a tribute to all the hard work my mom put in trying to get me to eat healthy from a young age. When I was a toddler and learning to eat different foods, my mom would do all she could to sneak vegetables into my meals. She was usually pretty successful but peas were one thing she could never get me to eat. She would serve them to me in all sorts of ways but I always found a way to pick them out. Her favorite way to hide them was to mix them with spaghetti sauce served over noodles. I would take a bite of the spaghetti in my mouth, chew it all up, swallow, and then, politely, stick out my tongue, which was holding all of the peas that were in that bite. I would do the same thing bite after bite until there was nothing on my plate except for the peas! As a veggie-loving dietitian, I would say I have come a long way since then!
This recipe far from hides the peas. In fact, they are the star of this dish. I love this dish because it only requires a few simple ingredients, it comes together in minutes, and it is a healthy satisfying meal. Since it’s just my hubby and me at home, we always have leftovers. I save the leftovers in separate containers and reheat my portion for lunch the next day. This is a great plant-based main dish to incorporate into your weekly rotation.