Recipe: Black eyed peas & seaweed pottage

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Here is a very healing recipe. When I eat this meal made in a soup pot I feel the healing power going throughout my body and brain right away.

Recipe: Black eyed peas & seaweed pottage

Ingredients:

3/4 cup black eyed peas
1/2 cup sweet brown rice
shiitake mushrooms
one small, organic red onion
organic garlic
dried mixed seaweed veggies (Kombu, Sea Palm, Wakame and Nori)
organic curry
organic chili powder with chipotle
organic sage
organic oregano
sea salt
low sodium organic soy sauce
organic olive oil
natural brewers yeast

Rinse black eyed peas in a vegetable wash basket.  Put in a medium sauce pan almost filled with water.  Add a tablespoon of sea salt and bring to a boil stirring once or twice.  After bringing to a boil lower heat to medium and cook uncovered for an hour stirring occasionally.  In the meantime if using dried shiitake mushrooms put four to six shiitake mushrooms depending on size in a bowl and add water that has been brought to a boil.  Let mushrooms soak for 20 to 30 minutes.  Save the water to add to your broth.  After cooking the black eyed peas for an hour add the sweet brown rice, lower heat, cover with lid slightly ajar to avoid over boiling and simmer for about an hour.  While the bean and rice mixture is simmering add the mixed sea veggies and stir.   While the rice, beans and sea veggies are simmering cut off the stems of the shiitake mushrooms and chop them.  Peel and chop the red onion.  Peel and grate a few cloves of garlic.  Saute the mushrooms, onion and garlic in two or three tablespoons of organic olive oil until the onions are transluscent.  Add to the soup pot.  Add a tablespoon of organic curry and a teaspoon of organic chili powder with chipotle.  Add two fingers-full of organic sage and one fingers-full of organic oregano crushing the herbs between the thumb and fingertips before sprinkling into mixture.  This brings out the natural aroma and flavor of the herbs. Stir in the the spices and herbs.  Add the water from soaking the mushrooms if you were using dried mushrooms.  Add anymore water as needed depending on how thick you want your pottage to be and continue simmering, stirring occasionally.  Total cooking time should be almost two hours.  When done put into bowl and sprinkle on some natural brewers yeast and stir in.  Add organic, low sodium soy sauce to taste such as low sodium Tamari.  Yields 4 to 6 servings.

That’s it!  It’s difficult not to have healthy cell growth and tissue repair and healing power with this recipe.  It’s a VGIRLNATURAL original.

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