Peas with Orange and Mint

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I planted mint in my garden, not realizing that it would take over, so I’ve been searching around for great recipes using mint! This one makes a great side for any dinner.

Mint is a functional food and provides many natural benefits. Because of the specific antioxidants in mint, it has been proven to relieve symptoms from seasonal allergies. Mint is a natural decongestant and is used to soothe sore throats and calm upset stomachs. It is thought that mint helps improve the flow of bile through the stomach to help speed and ease digestion. It is also used to treat discomfort related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). When used as a topical oil, mint gives a cooling sensation and can relieve headaches and migraines.

Some people may think of peas as a “starchy” vegetable. But they should not be avoided! They are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They are a great source of Vitamins C, K, A and folate.

 

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

4 tbsp. olive oil
2 large shallots, thinly sliced
4 cups frozen green peas
¼ cup fresh orange juice 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
3 tbsp. finely chopped mint
zest of 1 (organic) orange

Directions:

Heat oil in a 12″ skillet over medium-high heat; add shallots, and cook, stirring often, until soft, about 4 minutes. Add peas, juice, and salt and pepper, and cook, stirring, until heated through, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in mint and orange peel before serving.

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 About Tracy Konoske, MS, RDN

meet_tracyTracy Konoske is an eclectic clinician and uses a blend of natural, integrative, functional, and personalized medicine to help her patients feel their best.  Tracy understands that there are 4 drivers of chronic disease:  Toxins, Infections, Stress, and Diet.  And it's often a combination of all 4 that lead to a chronic health condition, and thus it takes a treatment plan addressing each of the 4 to resolve and reclaim good health.  Tracy has recovered from 2 "perfect storm" situations which had drastic effects on her health and led to multiple mystery illnesses and diagnosis including Lyme.

By reducing the burden of these triggers, Tracy is successfully resolving:

  • Fatigue (anemia's, adrenals, thyroid-related, chronic fatigue syndrome, ME-CFS)
  • Auto Immune Conditions (Hashimoto's, Lupus, MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Celiac)
  • Mental Health Conditions (anxiety, depression, OCD, ADD/ADHD)
  • Cognitive Dysfunction (trouble concentrating, forgetfulness, symptoms of early Alzheimer's)
  • Digestive Disorders (low hydrochloric acid, "leaky gut", Candida Albicans, Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth SIBO, IBS, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Migraines and chronic headaches
If you've one or more of the above-mentioned conditions, or have been told you have Lyme or chronic Lyme,  there's a good chance you are in the right place.If you have a history of chronic sore throats, tonsillitis or tonsillectomy, mononucleosis, glandular fever, shingles, and/or cold sores, there's a good chance you are in the right place.

There are no coincidences.  All good things come from God.