Vegan Black-eyed Pea and Quinoa Mash

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.

beans, quinoa, black-eyed peas, rice

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!

beans, quinoa, black-eyed peas, rice

Activity:  Making Vegan Black-Eye Pea and Quinoa Mash for Lunch and Dinner

Total Prepping and Cooking Time:  40 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • (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

Directions: 

  1.  Boil a cup of rice for about fifteen minutes.
  2. Boil a 1/2 cup of quinoa for about fifteen minutes.
  3. While the rice is boiling, boil the black-eyed peas for fifteen minutes, and saute the spinach and fire roasted tomatoes.
  4.  Dump the beans, quinoa, rice, and seasonings into the pan.
  5. Add the nutritional yeast to cut down the heat of the tomatoes, plus for the nutritional bonus.
  6. 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.
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

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