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Recipe: Swamp Pea Soup with our Alligator Friend!

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Mile High Mamas is excited to share another fun recipe from Lost My Name, an innovative startup that creates personalized children’s books, home décor, games and more that spark imagination, creativity and interactive play for the whole family.

Lost My Name creates unique products and activities that give every grown up creative superpowers to make magical, meaningful connections with children. From recipes to crafts, they are your go-to resource for fun, kid and family-friendly activities.  I’m sharing a few inventive recipes from the Lost My Name Clever Ideas blog that make snack time fun and adventurous for little ones and parents alike. 

Today we’re going to cook a dangerously good Swamp Pea Soup with our friend Alligator. But beware, this recipe is for courageous cooks only. If you’re afraid of green veggies (or green animals) this may be too much. We need fearless explorers with a tremendous appetite for adventure. Are you ready? Then put on some sensible footwear and your most adventurous hat!

Pea Soup Ingredients:

  • 6 Jersey new potatoes or 2 medium potatoes
  • 500g of peas (frozen or fresh)
  • 500ml vegetable or chicken stock
  • Fresh mint (15-20 leaves)
  • Half a bunch of spring onions, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp Crème Fraiche
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • A splash of olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • ¾ cup of water
  • Salt

For your alligator:

  • Olive oil
  • Watercress
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Cucumbers
  • Black olives

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Some super snappy facts to finish

  • brrrrilliant: Did you know you could make delicious ice cubes out of water and mint and turn any glass of water into a refreshing drink? Beats a squiggle straw. Try it!
  • The smell of success: Researchers discovered that smelling mint improves concentration. Who knew? That’s why some companies put some small amounts of it through their air conditioning. Quite refreshing, isn’t it?
  • Power to the pea-ple: Did you know you could turn pea starch into plastic bottles? Talk about a tiny vegetable with a stupendous purpose!
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