Let the Black-Eye Pea Begin
Yesterday, I decided to do one of my favorite things when it comes to cooking and baking: mix a lot of different things together to see what I come up. This meal was super economical, and the bonus is that you can have this for lunch and dinner for at least two days. If I am not using meat when I cook, I try to have more than one source of protein. In this case, we have the beans, quinoa, and rice helping you out in that area.
Also, since my daughter is a vegan, I like to start everything off with a vegan base. You can always add the meat on the side. As I was sauteing the tomatoes, my eyes were running like crazy. They also opened up my sinuses. I am usually not able to handle really hot stuff, so I added nutritional yeast to calm the spicy kick. This was a great energy booster, and I paired it up with a slice of bread. When I was a kid, it seems like every meal my grandmother made was complete with a slice of bread. Some things you never let go!
Activity: Making Vegan Black-Eye Pea and Quinoa Mash for Lunch and Dinner
Total Prepping and Cooking Time: 40 minutes
- (4) cans of black-eyed peas
- (1/2) cup of quinoa
- (1) can of fire roasted diced tomatoes
- (1) teaspoon of garlic powder
- (1) teaspoon of onion powder
- (1) teaspoon of oregano
- (1/4) cup of grapeseed, butter, or whatever oil you have
- (1) teaspoon of cumin
- (1) teaspoon of turmeric
- (1) tablespoon of nutritional yeast
- (1) cup of rice
- (1) can of spinach
- Boil a cup of rice for about fifteen minutes.
- Boil a 1/2 cup of quinoa for about fifteen minutes.
- While the rice is boiling, boil the black-eyed peas for fifteen minutes, and saute the spinach and fire roasted tomatoes.
- Dump the beans, quinoa, rice, and seasonings into the pan.
- Add the nutritional yeast to cut down the heat of the tomatoes, plus for the nutritional bonus.
- Enjoy and have a blessed weekend!
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”
Psalms 91: 1-2, NKJV