Favorite Black Eye Peas

IMG_3186One cup of cooked black-eyed peas, or cowpeas, has 160 calories and negligible fat. Their 5 grams of protein represents 9 percent of the recommended daily intake for men and 11 percent for women. As with all legumes, black-eyed peas are especially good sources of soluble fiber, which helps prevent type 2 diabetes by keeping blood sugar balanced after you eat. Soluble fiber also binds to cholesterol and carries it out of the body. Men get 21 percent of their daily intake of fiber, while women get 32 percent from 1 cup of black-eyed peas.

Ingredients

2 cans black eye peas

1 sm. chopped onion

1/2 tsp. dried thyme

1 can rotel tomatoes

Drain and rinse peas

pour into 2 tbsp. olive oil for healthier or  2 tablespoons bacon grease   add onion cook a couple min. add peas and garlic if you like. add the tomatoes and time and enough water  almost to top or extra flavor use chicken broth. Cook  low until everything is cooked and add salt and pepper if desired. Very Good. For more yummy recipes at Mary’s Country Kitchen. follow me on WordPress at http://mwilliams6337@wordpress.com FRom my Country Kitchen to yours . Have a great day

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Mary’s Tips for Thursday

Use allspice is made up of 4 other spices, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Pares well with soups and stews, pies, jams, cakes, cookies, and even in relishes. I sure you can think of even more it is a must have in my pantry☺

Rosemary is one of my favored, I use it with chicken, turkey, I like it in Italian dishes, It grows in France and Spain. It has kind of a sweet and fresh taste, good used in soups, stews, and lamb☺

Marjoram is in the mint family. grows in Chili, and France. I love it in can green beans , not a fan of canned ,but if you use can and I do sometimes. To two 15 oz. cans I add 3/4 spoon. it will make green beans and am not kidding ,taste like fresh. It is some good stuff.♥