Blackeyed Peas & Greens

Source: Vegetarian Slow Cooker by Judith Finlayson

  • 2 cups finely chopped sweet onion.

  • 1 fennel bulb; trim-off greens, core it, then finely chop.

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced.

  • 1 tsp dried basil.

  • 1 tsp paprika disolved in 2 TBL lemon juice.

  • 1/2 tsp black peppercorns, crushed.

  • 1/4 tsp fennel seeds, lightly dry-roasted then ground.

  • 2 tomatoes finely chopped (or 1 can - 15 oz - petite diced tomatoes) with the juice.

  • 2 cups of cooked black-eyed peas.

  • 4 cups of chopped spinach (or any other 'green' of your liking).

  1. In a skillet over medium heat, saute the onions in a good oil (such as coconut oil) along with the chopped fennel for 5 minutes.

  2. Add to the skillet: garlic, crushed peppercorns, ground fennel seed, and basil (if you want to make this spicy, add your favorite hot-stuff now). Saute another 2 minutes. Take off heat.

  3. In a soup pot, combine all of the remaining ingredients then add-in the sauted mixture, adjust water for desired thickness. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.

  4. Add salt to taste (or Bragg Liquid Aminos).

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