Red & Green Pockets

Meatless MondayThis recipe started from one (called Peas Sauteed with Tomato Nut Topping) in Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe, a book I highly recommend to anyone who’s concerned that a vegetarian diet can’t give them enough protein.  She focuses on getting multiple sources of vegetarian protein into one meal, in this case peas, peanuts, whole wheat, and yogurt.  (To make this meal vegan, skip the yogurt or choose a non-dairy yogurt.)  Her recipe calls for dried split peas, fresh tomatoes, and whole peanuts, and it would be lengthy to prepare.  On a whim, I tried making it with what we had on hand: canned peas, canned tomatoes, and peanut butter . . . and it turned out to be fabulously delicious and pretty easy to make! Read more…