More Peas, Please

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on April 22, 2009


I think I covered my pea bases in today’s lunch.

From left to right: The regular pea, black eyed pea, split pea.

Who knew there were so many ‘peas’ out there?

Today’s lunch was nothing short of wholesome, filling, goodness.


Black Eyed Peas ‘Pump It’ Power Lunch

On the menu:

  • 1/2 cup Black eyed peas
  • 1/4 cup green split peas
  • 1 cup frozen veggies
  • 1 whole zucchini, sliced
  • Black pepper
  • Italian Seasonings


  • 1 dollop of Tipsy Whiskey BBQ Sauce
  • couple T of Almond milk (to thin out)

IMG_9628 This sauce was amazing and super easy!


Black Eyed Peas pack a lovely nutritional punch! 14 grams of protein and 6 grams of fibre per cup!

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I also threw in some green split peas (above right).


Canned beans are high in sodium so in effort to reduce my sodium consumption, I always rinse off the peas under water. This helps remove sodium!


Speaking of Black Eyed Peas, one of my new favourite songs to work out to is “Boom Boom Pow”…anyone else? I LOVE this song!



Lunch for 1:


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Lil Dempster’s Flax bread ‘fingers’ a la Kath:


Chandelier view:


This lunch was super easy to make- my specialty!

I was thinking this would be a great lunch to prepare the night before work and just pop it in tupperware. It took me all of 15 mins to prepare and cook on the skillet!


A couple things to review on Oh She Glows:


  • Pertaining to Shop 4 a Cause: Thank you for everyone’s interest! We are up to 15 amazing readers who have volunteered to take part. There are going to be so many exciting things up for auction, I can’t wait to tell you all about it! When you email me ([email protected]) please let me know if you will ship to both US and Canada or just one or the other (specify). You also have the option of shipping to the UK if you’d like. It is in your hands, just let me know! Also, please try to submit the photos of your goods to me as soon as possible. The sooner I get them, the sooner we can get this underway! Some exciting items being auctioned off: Aluminum Sports bottles (I’ve always wanted one!), original painting by a fabulous artist, designer cards, homemade journals/photoalbums, delicious baked goods, OSG Track Pants, GLOW By JLo perfume, JEWELRY, a huge set of the most up to date workout DVDs (Including Shred!!), books, a special ‘on the go’ package, and much much more! I will need to restrain myself from bidding on everything! lol.


  • Thank you for all of your awesome environmentally friendly suggestions in this morning’s post! I have such a great group of readers who obviously care so much about the environment. Throughout the morning, I thought of a few more things that Eric and I do that I forgot to mention in all the excitement:

    9) Reduce your meat consumption

    According to a 2006 U.N. report, the meat industry produces more greenhouse-gas emissions than all the cars, trucks, planes, and ships in the world combined—providing further evidence that meat’s not green. These gases worsen climate change and might lead to catastrophic disasters—like droughts, floods, hurricanes, rising sea levels, and disease outbreaks—unless we drastically reduce the amounts emitted into the atmosphere. Source.

    10) Get Rid of Plastic

    Stop using plastic bags and bring your own reusable tote bags with you when shopping. Many of our local stores have eliminated plastic bags which I think is a huge step in the right direction! I am also happy to report that we stopped buying plastic bottles!

    11) Buy Used Items!

    Many of you would be surprised to learn that I actually buy most of my favourite Lululemon clothes- used! I shop on Ebay. It is simply another way to recycle and to save money.

    12) Pay bills online

    Another thing I have done is asked my billing companies to stop sending me paper copies of bills. I do all of my payments online so I don’t need the waste of paper each month! It is a great way to cut back on paper use.

    13) Switch to Todoist

    I used to be a chronic post-it gal. Until recently I was known for having about 20 post it notes all over my desk. Not anymore! I finally use Todoist to create E-notes and I will never go back!

And there are so many other great tips and tricks in this morning’s comment section! Check it out.

Glo Bakery

  • Glo Bakery is going to be in the media once again! Stay tuned :)

OSG Maybelline Stiletto Lash Mascara Giveaway

  • The contest ends tonight at 8pm EST! Don’t forget to leave a comment to enter. One of you lucky readers is going to win my FAVOURITE mascara!

Well, back to work! This morning I got half-way through my Glo Price List. I also got quite a bit done with respect to organizing Shop 4 A Cause. I am going to finish the price list while my stomach digests this wonderful food and then it’s that time again- exercise!

Today’s question: What is one habit you have now that isn’t very environmentally friendly that you would like to stop?

Mine would have to be paper napkins! I just haven’t gotten around to using cloth ones.


"You will find, as you look back on your life, that the moments that stand out
are the moments when you have done things for others."
Henry Drummond

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

zestycook April 22, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Angela, the eats look delicious!!!


brandi April 22, 2009 at 2:40 pm

i can’t wait to see everything in Shop 4 a Cause!


Marissa April 22, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Oh, love the pink napkins! :)


megan April 22, 2009 at 3:07 pm

I’ve thought about starting some sort of cookie/cake baking company in the past, but I’m only in the very very early planning stages. One thing I was wondering about is insurance – do you have to have insurance in case somebody gets sick and claims its your food? There’s so many little things to think about – do you have a post where you talk through all the little details in opening globakery? I would love to hear about it – thanks!


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 22, 2009 at 3:31 pm

Hi Megan That is a great idea for a future post! I would love to do something like that. You need to apply for incorporation and insurance- this covers you in the event that something should happen.


Leah @ Simply Fabulous April 22, 2009 at 3:57 pm

I pay all of my bills online and get my statements and bills through I love it except I still get some paper statements in the post, which is so annoying!


Help Meghan Run April 22, 2009 at 4:44 pm

Those black eye peas looks tasty! I like them but have actually never made them…I think you’ve inspired me!

Check out my blog as I run with Team in Training and raise money for blood cancers!
www. HelpMeghanRun .com


MaryBe April 22, 2009 at 5:23 pm

Mmm that looks good!
I have entertained the idea of using cloth napkins – but then I would use resources washing and drying them. So would I really come out ahead?


Heather April 22, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Another totally creative mixture! You are giving me such good ideas! I love the variety of peas, and the sauce sounds so good too.


Kelsey April 22, 2009 at 7:14 pm

I love peas!! + the fingers are a great idea!


Run Sarah April 22, 2009 at 8:50 pm

I need to use less paper towels. Love your creative lunch!


Sally April 22, 2009 at 9:12 pm

Yum, beans and peas are so good. I love that fiber filled feeling.


Rose April 22, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Love that veggie-filled dish. All my fav foods in there.


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