Step 2) Soak peas overnight in cold water. I soaked these for 12 hours.
Step 3) Rinse and wash peas again after overnight soak.
Step 4) Set crockpot on HIGH and add peas with mixture of fresh water & 1 can of beef broth.
Step 6) Use food chopper to mince 1 onion and 4-5 garlic cloves. Add to crock.
Step 7) Add rest of ingredients to crock. Sprinkle of chili powder, Adobo seasoning, and cumin. Cook in crock for a few hours or until peas are tender. Optional: Sprinkle the Spanish Rice Seasoning on peas after you dish it up.
How can you go green in the kitchen? By replacing conventional items with safer/healthier products. Here are a few things I've done...
COOKWARE-->>Replaced non-stick cookware with stainless steel. Why? Polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE, the chemical name for the coating on non-stick cookware can be toxic to humans.
POPCORN-Replaced microwave popcorn with stainless steel stove-top popper-> Why? A chemical coating used in microwave popcorn bags breaks down when heated into a substance called perfluorooctanoic (PFOA). The EPA has identified PFOA as a “likely carcinogen.”
PLASTICS-> Replaced plastic storage containers with Pyrex glass storage sets Why? Source:http://www.sprig.com/7_Everyday_Environmental_Causes_of_Breast_Cancer "Bisphenol-A, a chemical used to make plastic stable but also leaches out of the plastic and into the food or drinks you ingest. The danger: "Sustained exposure over time can effect your estrogen system to disrupt your normal hormone function of your breast cells to possibly feed and promote cancer," says Janet Gray, Ph.D., director of the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center at Vassar College."
SPORTS BOTTLES-->Replaced plastic sports bottles with stainless steel bottles. Why? Plastic bottles contain a number of chemicals, some of which are unhealthy. Use Code 2468to receive 8% off your orderhere.
CANNED FOODS-> Limiting my canned food intake. Why? Many canned foods are lined with a plastic coating made from BPA, which can leach into the food. BPA (bisphenol-A,) is an endocrine-disrupting chemical.
Okay, so I've given up sandwich bread but I can't resist a delicious quick bread! I wanted to eat this whole bundt loaf at one sitting... Feel free to share your quick bread recipes in the comment section:)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, beat with a mixer-> the sugar, applesauce, coconut oil, egg whites, egg, and vanilla until well blended. Gradually beat into sugar mixture->flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda. Stir in the zucchini, pineapple, and walnuts.
Transfer mixture to bundt pan.
Bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Let cool completely before taking out of the bundt pan.
Wash and sort dried beans. Place beans in bowl and cover with cold water plus a few extra inches (I use a large glass canister with cover on my counter). Soak beans for 8 hours.
Rinse beans again, discard water.
Put beans in crockpot and cover with fresh water plus a few extra inches of water.
Cook on LOW in crock for 10-11 hours or until beans are almost cooked.
Add Jalapeno peppers, tomatoes, onion, garlic cloves, and hot sauce and cook on HIGH for 1 1/2 hours longer, or until beans are tender.
Cook Lundberg rice. I replace the water with Beef Broth and this gives it a delicious taste. I like to make 8-10 servings of rice at a time to last throughout the week. Which is=2 cups of rice PLUS 4 cups of Beef Broth. Read directions on package. This rice takes atleast 50 minutes.