Hi guys :)
I know, this is basically the easiest recipe in the box, and it’s not even a recipe, right? I mean… no not really. But this is what I enjoy making, and I know that it will serve as some inspiration to someone out there, right? It’s just too easy and too good to not share some of these classics!
To be honest, I was super inspired because of a youtube video. Have you ever had LightLife Smart Patties? Joe and I are obsessed with the Original flavor. Holy crap – if you are trying to eat plant-based and are missing burgers, these are your guys. This is the closest that I’ve ever gotten to having something taste like a meaty burger. Top it off with some vegan cheese (GoVeggie! is the bessssst!) and you wouldn’t even know it was made with quinoa. Sorry – I had to rant and rave about them for a second because I am loving them right now. But anyways, we were watching reviews on youtube for these burgers and one guy was not only reviewing it, but also making a side of peas and carrots. We literally both looked at each other and said, “Mmm peas and carrots! Haven’t had that in a while – let’s make!!”
Now we’ve been on a kick, and sorry that was a long and weird story but… here I am about to share my quick and easy recipe. I call them sweet carrots and peas, because I like to use coconut oil and it adds a little extra ;)
Growing up, peas and carrots usually meant peas and carrots from a can. Yuck. Nothing against canned food (it is convenient as hell) but I much prefer fresh or frozen. So there’s a mix of both in this recipe. Trust me – go fresh and frozen. It’s not as mushy and much more flavorful!
You will need:
- 1-2 tbs coconut oil
- 3 large carrots, sliced thin (I leave skin on for extra nutrients)
- 1 cup frozen peas
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Water, as needed
- In a large sauté pan over high heat, melt coconut oil and add your sliced carrots. Cook for about 10 minutes alone – stirring occasionally. I add a bit of water (like a tbs at a time) and cover to get the steam going.
- After about 10 minutes, add your frozen peas, salt, and pepper. Cook over medium heat until both peas and carrots are a bit charred and cooked well.
- Serve warm
The key to making these extra good is to let them burn a little on the bottom – crispy and awesome for the flavor. Joe loved it! This recipe is definitely family-friendly and kids just may want to eat their veggies. I kept saying to Joe, “I can’t wait to make this for our kids!” Watch them hate it – LOL. Let’s hope not. I can’t wait to grow a bunch of plant-based cuties ;)
I hope this classic and easy recipe post gave you some inspiration – much like that youtube video inspired me.