Medicinal Mustard

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black-eyed peas

Medicinal Mustard

Mustard seeds and mustard greens contain potent antioxidants which fight the cellular damage caused by free radicals.

Mustard also contains sulfur compounds with antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties.

Recipe of the Day:  Black-Eyed Peas with Greens and Ham

This dish is loaded with protein, fiber, and flavor.

It’s great to accompany roasted chicken or pork.

If you use canned black-eyed peas, be sure to rinse them first to wash away most of the added sodium.

Makes 8 (1/2-cup) servings

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup chopped onion

1/4 cup finely chopped carrot

1/4 cup finely chopped celery

4 (1-ounce) slices Canadian bacon, diced

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon ground mustard

1 teaspoon fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried

3 cups cooked black-eyed peas

1 cup beer

2 cups coarsely chopped mustard greens, Swiss chard, or spinach

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

*Use as many organic ingredients as possible.

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.

Add the onion, carrot, and celery and cook for 8 minutes, or until the vegetables become tender and just start to brown.

Stir in the bacon, garlic, mustard, and oregano and cook for 1 minute.

Add the black-eyed peas and beer.

Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.

Add the greens to the pan and stir well.

Cover and simmer for 5 minutes, or until they’re tender and wilted.

Stir in the vinegar.

Serve hot.

Per serving:  140 calories, 3 g total fat (1 g saturated), 10 mg cholesterol, 125 mg sodium, 18 g total carbohydrates (3 g sugars), 5 g fiber, 9 g protein.

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from Flavor First by Cheryl Forberg, RD

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