For all you pasta lovers out there, this one is for you! Nothing beats fresh pasta and that familiar, comforting flavour, but sometimes you need a little something to fresh it up. When my garden started producing these enormous peas in the pod en masse, I knew I had a perfect match! If you do find yourself cooking with these, make sure you’re using the edible garden variety and not the ornamental sweet pea which apparently have a toxin that can cause paralysis (which is generally less than ideal). Amy always says these lunch boxes are to die for, but if we can keep toxic plants out entirely, that would be nice. Anyway once you’ve sourced them, you can use pea, pod, shoot and even the flowers! These are great to provide some textural differences and keep that clean eating vibe going. The perfect was to freshen up some vegan tortellini!
You can freshen that spring salad up even more with some simple additions. I went with nectarine for that bright, sweet taste that complements the pasta and the peas perfectly. Hearty, sweet, fresh – this lunchbox has all the best flavours in one place! Put it on a bed of spinach and tomato for a classic pasta pairing, and you’re all set. I paired this up with a little mini-breakfast bowl – the coconut yoghurt really adds a much needed creamy element to the lunchbox, while the fruit finishes the whole thing on a high note. So good!
- Pasta, nectarine, sugar snap peas, pea shoots, pea flower, pine nuts, vegan cheese, kale, tomato, radish
- Muesli flakes, coconut yoghurt, toasted coconut, cacao nibs, rose petals
- Strawberry, watermelon, blueberry, nectarine