Spring Vegan Sugar Snap Peas

Spring Vegetable Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar snap peas are said to be cultivated in Idaho and are a cross between Chinese snow peas and a mutant shell pea plant.  The difference between the Chinese snow pea and the snap pea is that the snap peas pod is round as opposed to flat.  As with the snow pea, snap peas are a variety of edible pea pods.  They are similar to the English pea but the pod is less fibrous rendering it edible which eliminates the need to shell the peas before cooking.

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Vegetable of the Week: Beet

Just like the radish, beets are also a two in one vegetable (roots + greens). Mediterranean native, beets have been foraged since ancient times. Historically, the beet greens were used for food while the beet roots were used for medicinal purposes. This nutritious dense vegetable has been enjoyed for its health benefits for ages.

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Watermelon Radish Salad with Madarins

Vegetable of the Week: Radish

Originally cultivated in Ancient Egypt, followed by China and then later Greece, radishes come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes for you to enjoy. As a part of the cruciferous or mustard family, the radish is related to the delicious cabbage.

Spring radish varieties include the popular red globe radish, the french breakfast radish, daikon (who knew?) and lastly, watermelon. Oops, I almost forgot there are also white icicles.

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