Working with vegetables seems easy, but it's not. What it is, though, is simple. Keep a few things in mind and dishes like my Vegetable Barigoule become easier and tastier.
First, always think in terms of layers of flavor and texture when cooking vegetables.
Peas are delicious. Why not smear a large bowl with goat's-milk yogurt, pile the cooked peas in, toss on a handful of mint and then sprinkle with crispy shallots? Lots of complementary flavors and textures will elevate and modernize your cooking immediately.