If you enjoyed my first story about my husband in Romania, you might also enjoy this next one.

Romanian drivers are known for their crazy driving. At a crosswalk, even if you are already engaged in crossing, they will not stop. Instead, they roll their car very close to your legs and when they consider that you are close to the other side (not safe ON the other side walk), they will continue driving. So imagine how my polite (Canadian) husband, who when he drives in Canada gives pedestrians plenty of time and space to safely cross the road, feels when he crosses a road in Romania. It seems that he has a rocket attached to his back that pushes him with a mighty force. For me, it is amusing as I am used to these kinds of drivers. For him, it is stressful.

OK, let’s go back to our meal, chicken wings with green peas and carrots. Like Vegetable Borscht, this is another meal that my mom made often when I was growing up. It is quite easy to make. Chop the carrots and celery, sauté them, add the rest of the ingredients, and simmer. It is delicious and ready in approximately 45 minutes.

This meal is rich in:

  • Healthy fats from coconut oil
  • Vitamins (K, B5, folate), minerals (molybdenum, potassium, manganese), and fiber from celery
  • Vitamins A, B6, C, K, fiber, biotin, and potassium from carrots
  • Vitamins (K, B1, C, folate), minerals (manganese, copper, phosphorus), and fiber from green peas
  • Protein, vitamins B6 and B3, selenium, zinc, phosphorus from chicken wings
  • Vitamins K, C, A, folate, and iron from parsley

Chicken Wings with Green Peas and Carrots

Serves 4


1.5 tablespoons coconut oil

2 celery sticks, diced

2 small carrots, diced (approximately 1 cup)

750 g green peas, fresh or frozen

2 cups broth

750 g chicken wings

¼ cup packed parsley, finely chopped


Sauté carrots and celery in coconut oil for 10 minutes while stirring frequently. Add green peas, broth, and chicken wings, bring to a boil, then turn the heat down and simmer for approximately 30 minutes until the vegetables are tender and the chicken is cooked. Remove from heat and sprinkle with parsley. Serve warm.

The meal can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Does your child like green peas? What is their favourite meal with green peas?


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