Healthy Recipes - Sleet April 16 2015
May 12 would have been my beloved grandmother’s 99th birthday and, boy, could my Sittoo cook! I’d like to share one of her favorite recipes: Sleet - a black-eyed-pea-and-kale combination that is chock-full of calcium, magnesium, iron, and when she made it, love.
What You'll Need:
* 1/2 cup of dried Black-Eyed Peas
* 2 1/2 cups of Water
* 1 lb. of Kale – if using fresh, first strip from the large stem, or thaw 1 bag frozen
* 1 large Onion – thinly sliced
* 2 tbs. Olive Oil
* 2 tbs. Lemon Juice
* Salt and Pepper to taste
What You'll Do:
* Rinse the ½ cup of dried Black-Eyed Peas and, in a medium sauce pan, boil in the 2 ½ cups of Water. After the peas are brought to a boil, cover and simmer until tender, which takes about 15 minutes.
* In a large frying pan, cook the 1 thinly-sliced Onion and the 2 tbs. of Olive Oil. Cook over medium heat until the onions are brown and caramelized.
* Apparently Sittoo liked using as many pots as possible, because here comes #3… In a large stock pot, salt water and bring it to a boil, adding in the 1 lb. of Kale. Cook until the kale is wilted.
* When all three components are cooked, combine them in the large frying pan.
* Add salt, pepper and lemon juice to the mixture and stir until thoroughly mixed.