Hey there my little doodle bugs!
Did ya miss me yesterday?
I WISH I could say that I took the day and basked in the wonderful spring weather that Tennessee has been graced with this week, but sadly, my gimpy fin prevented such things…so instead, I made the most out of my time indoors…
With some puzzle piecin’ (fittin’?…puttin’ together’n?), Downton Abbey watchin’, and
oh yeah, a little
skinny SPRINGY dippin’!
Hey, if I can’t go TO the spring, then the Spring is coming to ME!
Thank you Tori for being my babysitter, sous chef, AND photography assistant…and for maintaining crowd control after the ants showed up and tried to start trouble!
Now gather up your “crunchables”…
Shoo away the ladybugs (sheesh, always gotta have a piece of everything…
greedy little girls!),
And get ta dippin’!*
*Because we ALL know that spoon’s just there for looks!
Wait, what exactly are we dippin’ into?
Follow me for a moment, while we trace the convoluted and twisted, inner weirdness of Heather’s mind (if you get scared just grab a “love” bug!)…
I wanted a snack.
I wanted something crunchy.
As always, I wanted to take that crunchy and DIP it into something creamy.
So I grabbed my new favorite CRACKers and a jar of almond butter.
Then, all of a sudden, I really wanted some bananas and…
Well, I’d be lying if I didn’t have the WIAW “going green” theme on my mind.
So THIS is what happened…
“Spring” Pea Dip
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Keywords: food processor appetizer snack breakfast high fiber high protein no sugar added vegan vegetarian peas #strangebutgood
Ingredients (Serves 1-2)
- 1 cup peas, fresh or frozen
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 Tablespoon creamy unsalted almond butter
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 19 1/2 ant legs* (Ha! Just making sure you’re reading)
- 6-7 mint leaves or 1/4 teaspoon mint extract (optional)
1. Place peas in a microwave safe bowl and add 1 inch of water.
2. Cover with plastic wrap, leaving a small gap for air to escape, and cook on high for 1-2 minutes, or until tender.
3. Drain and rinse under ice-cold water.
4. Combine peas with the rest of the ingredients, place in a food processor and blend until creamy.
5. Serve with your choice of “crunchables”
The dip is REALLY like none other…and I’m not just saying that because I made it…OR because it has peas AND bananas in it!
Actually, you can’t even taste the peas…
*Or the ants!
What’s the last thing you went “dippin’” in?
Has spring sprung where you live?