Step One: Get More Sleep
Step Two: Drink Water
Step Three: Eat Healthy
First, the pictures below do NOT give it justice. I have made this dish numerous times throughout the years and it keeps getting better, I just forget to take pictures. I make this dish in a crockpot, however using a dutch oven or Instapot would work just as well.
Here are some quick healthy facts about what is included in this recipe:
- Black-eyed peas and collard greens are packed with nutrients. They are loaded with fiber, vitamins, and all kinds of yummy flavors.
- Collard greens are one of the oldest members of the cabbage family. They are rich in Vitamin K, high in calcium an essential nutrient that promotes healthy blood clotting. 1/2 cup of black eyed peas contains 25% of your daily value of folate!
- Bloated? Celery will help your body get rid of excess fluid and sodium.
2 packages of black-eyed peas, (I use the dried peas...then soak and cook them myself)
1-2 27oz cans of Glory Southern Style Collard Greens
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 large organic celery ribs, finely minced
6 large organic carrots, peeled and cut into a 1/4-inch dice
1 shallot thinly sliced
1 organic leek sliced
2-3 cups homemade organic chicken broth (homemade is healthier)
1 smoked ham hock
2 tbs Italian dressing (odd I know)
1 tbs hot sauce
(optional) 1/2 pound ham, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- Cook or soak the black eyed peas according to directions. (To skip the soaking simply cook your black eyed peas in an electric pressure cooker, according to instructions included in your model for dry beans).
- Turn your crockpot on to Low. Place the shallot, celery, leek and carrot in first (cover with lid).
- Get the rest of your ingredients out and ready.
- Give the veggies a quick stir, then add the rest of the ingredients. Note: I put the hamhock in first.
Let it cook for 6-8 hours. Prepare for the goodness!
Accompaniment and Substitutes
Tabasco or hot sauce
Buttermilk Corn Bread/Muffins
Use a packet of Goya pork flavorings instead of hamhock.
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