Having schooled in Jamaica for college, it was always a delicious treat to be served Jamaican Stew Peas at the cafeteria. Chef knew my likes and dislikes and when I came it came to Stew Peas, he knew I would take my full serving. It was my absolute favorite dish that I remember from my college days at Northern Caribbean University, then West Indies College.
Peas are filled with fiber, protein and the beans provide iron, Vitamins C and B6 and magnesium. It is cholesterol free and guaranteed to lower blood pressure, cholesterol and keep the blood glucose normal.
When I think of this nutrient dense bean, I think of a near perfect food, complete protein, complex carbohydrate and filled with antioxidants.
It will go well with these dishes found here on Something Better Today website:
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- 1 pound bag kidney beans, cooked
- 1 14 oz tin coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon thyme leaves
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1 medium onion, diced
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp cornmeal
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- enough water to make a stiff paste
- In a medium size pot add the coconut milk, diced onions, thyme, Italian seasoning, and bring it to a boil.
- Mix the dumplings and drop in teaspoons full in the boiling pot.
- Once the dumplings are cooked, add the beans and stir well.
- Allow the beans to cooked down to a simmer. It will thicken on it's own.
- Serve over plain rice, quinoa or by itself.
A high fiber diet is not hard to attain if we consume beans daily. If you are just starting out eating lots of beans, you should start small due to the possibility of bloating and discomfort.
It is easy to get the daily quota of fiber if you consume beans, as one cup of most beans has an average of 16 grams of fiber per serving.