For all you Meatless Monday lovers – here’s a quick, easy and healthy vegetarian recipe to try out featuring an ingredient you may not have heard of – Textured Vegetable Protein!
Cajun Bean n’ TVP Casserole
dried black-eyed peas 1 cup
onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup
garlic, minced and pressed 2 cloves
boiling water 1 quart
brown rice, uncooked 1/2 cup
TVP 1 cup
NutriFit Calypso Salt Free Spice Blend 1 1/2 tbsp.
sea salt 1/4 tsp.
extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp.1
Note – For each teaspoon of the Calypso Blend, you may use: 1/2 tsp. ground chiles, 1/4 tsp. ground cumin, 1/8 tsp. each black pepper and garlic powder.
1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil and cook the onions and garlic until translucent. Add the black eyed peas and seasonings and cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Add the TVP and continue cooking another 15-20 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed.