Showing posts with label legumes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label legumes. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Cajun Red Bean Stew


This recipe is super simple and delicious.  It has a lot of ingredients, but comes together fast. I love using okra to thicken stews and curries.

Cajun Red Bean Stew
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 chipotle pepper or 1 t chipotle powder (or if you really can’t stand the heat 1 t smoked paprika or 1 t sweet paprika and ½ t liquid smoke)
  • 1 T thyme
  • ½ t Italian seasoning
  • 1 t cumin
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 large green pepper chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 large carrot cut in rounds
  • 10 cloves garlic pressed
  • 2 t Tony seasoning
  • 1 T vinegar
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes and their juice
  • 2 c water
  • 2 c kidney beans
  • 8 oz frozen okra (or 2 c fresh)
  • 1 t Pickapeppa sauce or vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • Parsley
  • Juice and zest of half a lemon
  • 2-4 T Hot Pepper Sauce (such as Louisiana Red Hot)
  • Salt/pepper to taste 
Method:
In a heavy bottom soup pot over medium heat add the oil and spices. Toast for several minutes, then add the onion, pepper, celery, carrot, garlic and tony’s. Sauté for 10 minutes then add the vinegar and can of tomatoes and their juice along with 2 c water, beans and Okra. Cover and bring to a strong simmer for 45 minutes. Stir in pickapeppa, a handful of parsley, lemon juice/zest, hot sauce and add salt/pepper if needed.


Monday, May 30, 2011

Summer Black Eyed Pea Spread


This spread is a great alternative to hummus.  Black eyed peas are often over looked in the legume world.  They are fast cooking and really good, so please give this a try!

Here is the recipe

The recipe for the bread is here:

http://melomeals.blogspot.com/2011/03/100-whole-wheat-bread.html

Of course, my absolute favorite black eyed pea recipe is my New Years Day Black Eyed Peas.  They are delicious, even in the summer!

Do you have a favorite Black Eyed Pea recipe?