Hi!!! Welcome to my crazy awesome (or just plain crazy) corner of the internet. I’m so glad you’re here!
Around here we’re all about making veggies fun and delicious. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or of the T-Rex variety, there’s something for everyone here. Recipes range from light and healthy to excitingly indulgent.
With so many food blogs that focus on sweets and meats, this little blog of mine is here to shift gears and give vegetables their much deserved time in the spotlight. Instead of planning our plates around carbs and proteins, let’s start our grand plans for mealtime with veggies in mind!
There’s something super satisfying about planning an entire dish around a fresh from the garden zucchini or an ultra-ripe bunch farmer’s market tomatoes. Around here, produce is the star!
Some dishes will be gloriously vegetarian while some will surely satisfy that voracious T-Rex in our lives, but they’ll all start with produce. I’ll be whipping up recipes that are so totally tasty that you won’t think twice about eating your veggies.
Even better? You’ll start to crave them!
As for me? I’m a Boston-born, South Florida-raised veggie addict living in sunny Pensacola, Florida. My husband calls me bird, my friends call me Jenn, and pretty much everyone else calls me crazy, but that’s to be expected when you whip out your camera every time food is present.
Or so I’m told.
I’m momma to one crazy little chickpea.
The game hungry hungry hippo is based on a true story. My story, obvi.
I’ve given up coffee a total of 4 times in my lifetime. I have no recollection of what went on during those periods. I may have joined a fight club.
I love every vegetable on the face of this Earth with one exception: OLIVES. If given the choice between eating an olive and sand I’ll insist you pass me a shovel. #fact
I can’t fold a fitted sheet. I’ve thrown myself at the mercy of Martha Stewart and her super simple step by step photos. Please refrain from looking inside my linen closets. In a fit of rage I balled up all my fitted sheets, tossed them inside the closet, and ran.
I graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in Dietetics.
The nutrition field is my happy place and I’ve worked for both the Florida School Lunch and Breakfast Program and WIC as a Nutrition Educator. I love talking about food as much as I love eating it!
When my other half’s job in the military moved us to the middle of nowhere, I started Peas and Crayons to document my adventures in the kitchen. Before I knew it, I was in DEEP! I love creating recipes and dreaming up fun new ways to give veggies the star status they deserve.
For several years I ran a blog series called What I Ate Wednesday that even turned into a fun link party! I’ve taken a little break from WIAW to carve out more time for friends and family but hope to start up again when this season of life gets a little less cuckoo for cocoa puffs, which at this rate will probably be when my little chickpea starts school, which at this rate will be SUPER soon! Kids grow freaking fast, yo!
In the meantime, you can check out all the past installments of What I Ate Wednesday here.
I’ve been writing/blogging/peas and crayon-ing it up for 8 years now and LOVE it!
I hope y’all have as much fun with this blog as I do. Totally pop on over and introduce yourself sometime! I’m on twitter, instagram, pinterest, facebook, and all that jazz. Come say hello! Seriously – I love hearing from you!
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There’s a handy little search box at the top of my recipe page as well as on the top right sidebar of this blog.
I love telling stories. Love reading them? Check out my story time collection to keep up with my never-ending antics.
For anything and everything kiddo related, there’s a page for that too! The chickpea tab has everything from fun stories to baby + toddler meal ideas. She’s the unofficial sous chef and taste tester for this blog and makes a pretty stellar hand model too.