To pea or not to pea? That is one meaty pie of a question
"EWWW, green stuff".
This seems to be a statement I hear coming from the lips of the males of our species these days.
I've lost count at the number of times one of my colleagues, who will remain nameless in this piece, has turned his nose up at the food I eat for lunch - particularly when it has salad, fruit or vegetables in it.
I also have a step-father who you have 'cook' around. I don't know how my mother deals with it... having to miss out on eating yummy green vegetables just because a certain someone in the house won't eat them.
Even two of my cousins were fussy eaters. You could only serve the chips, fish, chicken or sausages. Forget any other kind of vegetables besides the chips.
So when the boss asks a random question about who in the office likes peas in their meat pies, the chorus that pipes up to say 'not me' doesn't come as a complete surprised.
Do you prefer peas in your meat pie?
This poll ended on 22 February 2013.
Only mushy peas
Only full figure peas
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.
Peas are one of my favourite vegetables. In fact, vegetables are my favourite food.
There's nothing like a stack of freshly cooked vegetables to go with a steak, chicken or other meat dish.
And you don't always have to have the classic peas, carrot, broccoli and mashed potato.
It was only the other night that I decided to try mashed sweet potato and cauliflower. I wasn't sure what it was going to taste like, but I stick to the saying 'you'll never know if you don't give it a try'.
Thankfully I did because I'd made a veal stir-fry and accidentally added a little bit too much chilli than I usually have and the mashed sweet potato and cauliflower complimented the dish really well. I think it worked better than if I'd cooked rice to go with the stir fry.