1 cup black eyed peas
1 cup chopped mixed veggies (broccoli, green and red bell pepper, carrots)
1/2 cup chopped celery, onion and garlic
2 cups veggie broth
Garlic powder, black pepper, crushed pepper, pink Himalayan salt or kosher salt to taste
You can add a bay leaf as well.
Sautée chopped onion, celery, garlic with olive oil medium heat in same pot to cook peas until clear – you can substitute with any type of beans.
Add peas, and broth – seasonings. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes, add chopped veggies – Cover, season to taste – continue to simmer on low heat until tender. Cook with love dance around to your favorite feel good music. My soundtrack today included “The Healing.”
Make your favorite mixed green or kale salad – homemade salad dressing or simple olive oil and a balsamic vinaigrette with squeeze of fresh lemon juice is best with fresh cracked pepper. Lay off the croutons – add a few almonds or pecans if no allergies for crunch.
Going without meat gives your body and the environment break. Try it!