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.

* Enjoy!