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Delicious Black Eyed Pea Salad

Looking for a fun summer side salad for your next family meal? Why not try this delicious black-eyed pea salad recipe. A fresh summer salad with lots of flavor that you can serve as a perfect appetizer for a meal with your friends and family.

To make your black-eyed peas more flavorful, you may also add garlic cloves, diced celery, and bay leaf. This will add a flavor contrast that will be perfect with the light tomato vinaigrette.

If you can't find marinated octopus, you can use calamari as a substitute. You can two cups of white wine as an additional flavoring for the salad during the cooking process. It will add an rich but zingy flavor to the dish.

Grains, dried beans, peas, and lentils are rich sources of nutrients, but they are difficult to digest unless properly prepared, as they contain enzyme inhibitors that keep them from germinating under dry conditions. This is the reason why you need to soak the beans overnight so that the body can easily digest the black eyed peas.

1 lb black eyed peas
1 lb marinated octopus
4 cups chicken stock
4 cups water
16 oz cherry tomatoes
4 oz green bell peppers
4 oz carrots
½ cup olive oil
1 oz shallot
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp fresh oregano
Salt to taste
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  1. Soak peas overnight in water with baking soda. They will sprout by day two.
  2. Cook peas, in chicken stock and water for 40 minutes or until beans are tender.
  3. Bring liquid to a boil,...
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Nutritions

Calories
236

Sodium
313mg
13% DV

Fat
18g
27% DV

Protein
13g
27% DV

Carbs
13g
4% DV

Fiber
4g
19% DV
536

Charred Romaine Salad

Grilled lettuce in a salad recipe? It may sound a bit weird, but it is yummy. This delicious salad recipe is a perfect side dish for any heavy meat recipe. A charred romaine salad with a light and refreshing flavor that cleanses the palate.

Making the vinaigrette for this salad is super easy. The formula is always 3 parts high-quality oil and 1 part acid. Oils such as extra virgin olive oil, hemp seed oil, flaxseed oil, and pumpkin seed oil are perfect. Just be creative! For the acids, you may use white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, lemon, lime, and other citrus fruits.

4 heads romaine lettuce
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 cup chopped fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil, lovage
Salt and pepper to taste
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  1. Mix the oil, salt, and pepper.
  2. Cover the Romaine heads with half of the seasoned oil.
  3. Grill the heads for 1-2 minutes on each side until grill marks appear.
  4. Mix...
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Nutritions

Calories
57

Sodium
102mg
4% DV

Fat
5g
8% DV

Protein
0.5g
1% DV

Carbs
1g
0% DV

Fiber
0.7g
2% DV
63

Mushroom Spinach Quiche

This tasty mushroom spinach quiche is so good with bold flavors perfect for a savory brunch. This egg quiche recipe is easy to make and a little easier on the waistline than any other homemade quiche.

What is quiche? A quiche is a savory custard usually made with a combination of eggs and cream. However, it can be made with a variety of different fillings including; meat, vegetables, cheeses, and seafood.

A few tasty additions for this recipe are sausages and ham. In addition, you may also add basil for a variation of greens in the quiche recipe.

1 pie crust (store-bought or homemade)
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
8 oz cheddar cheese
5 oz gruyere cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 tbsp olive oil
8 oz shitake mushrooms
2 cloves garlic
6 oz baby spinach
1 tsp nutmeg
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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Unroll pie dough into a cast-iron pan.
  3. Prick all over with a fork.
  4. Blind bake pie dough for 12 minutes, remove and set aside....
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Nutritions

Calories
287

Sodium
441mg
18% DV

Fat
24g
38% DV

Protein
10g
20% DV

Carbs
6g
2% DV

Fiber
1g
4% DV

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