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19 Great Ways to Dig Into Fresh Spring Peas

Spring pea season is brief but glorious, especially if you can get your hands on the freshest produce at the market. But even frozen peas are pretty great (better, in fact, than fresh ones that have languished for even a day or two). From stir-fried snap peas with mushrooms to a summery pasta salad with peas and pesto, we've got 19 great ways to celebrate the season. More

Hearty One-Pot Black Eyed Pea Stew With Kale and Andouille

This easy black eyed pea stew starts with andouille sausage and pork belly cooked until browned and crisped, then gets flavored with the Holy Trinity of Cajun cuisine: onions, celery, and green bell peppers, along with some leeks and garlic for extra flavor. Tender braised kale transform this into a full-on meal, while a shot of apple cider vinegar brightens up all the flavors. More

16 Sweet Pea Recipes We Love

Move over, frozen peas—it's spring. Now's your chance to find fresh sweet peas at the grocery store or farmer's market. What to do with them once you've got them home? We've got 16 delicious ways to use them all up (and yes, they'll work on the sweet pea's frozen brethren, too). See them all after the jump! More

Ham Hocks and Crowder Peas From 'Down South'

Smoked ham hocks are a magical, transformative ingredient. The collagen-rich bony cuts of pork leg boast intense levels of umami and the ability to turn mere water into a silky broth in a matter of hours (a.k.a. pot liquor). Throw in freshly shelled crowder peas (a small Southern shell bean) to that cooking water, as Donald Link does in his new cookbook, Down South, and you'll wind up with a homey yet flavor-packed dish. More

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