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Food & Drink

Peas and Thank You

At family-friendly Blue Plate restaurant in Santa Monica, there’s always a special baby food du jour. We got chef Violet Robles to share one of our favorite recipes. (Grown-ups love the puree as a side dish.)

Wilted Leeks, Peas, and Feta

Ingredients
1 medium-size leek, washed and chopped (white part only)
1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 c. fresh or frozen peas
1 c. crumbled feta cheese (pasteurized)

1. Saute leeks with oil until tender.

2. Put cooked leeks, peas, and feta in blender and pulse until smooth.

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Too hot to cook? Take the kids to Blue Plate, 1415 Montana Avenue, at 14th Street, Santa Monica (310-260-8877).

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