Greens + Peas + Texas Donuts

I was very inspired by my farmers market goodies today…so much so that I dug right into them for lunch today. I knew I had leftovers from last night’s dinner that I wanted to finish up, but I wanted to make something delicious to enjoy with my market goodies.

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I tried looking up recipes for the Tendergreens, but couldn’t find anything! I finally figured out that tendergreens are also known as mustard greens and a search for mustard greens yielded much better results.

I found a few recipes that looked ok, but decided to wing it and create something on the fly.

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I gathered my ingredients and got to cooking.

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Sautéing the onions

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Rinsing the peas

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Cooking down the greens

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Putting it all together

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With red pepper flakes for some heat

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All together with my leftovers….another yummy veggie combo.

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I was really impressed with my Greens + Peas concoction…so tasty and so simple! This side was ready in about 25 minutes.

Greens + Peas
A simple, healthy side dish by moi
NOTE: This is a good recipe to use any frozen, chopped onion you may have in your freezer. I also think that with the addition of a few more ingredients and more broth, this could easily turn into a yummy soup.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups shelled field peas, rinsed
  • 3-4 cups mustard greens, extra-rinsed, prepped (remove thick stems), ripped into smaller pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 14-ounce chicken broth
  • garlic powder
  • oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

  1. Heat about 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil in a medium pot. Add onion. Cook till translucent, about 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add prepped mustard greens and saute till wilted, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add chicken broth and rinsed peas. Season with dash garlic powder, oregano, salt, and pepper. Bring to boil
  4. Once at boil, cover, lower heat, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, till peas are to desired tenderness.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Lunch was fab, but I did manage to save room for dessert:
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My mini “Texas donut”. A glazed donut and donut hole.
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And since some of you may be wondering…here’s a shot of the real “Texas donut” from the bakery – Suarez Bakery .
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Decorated Texas donuts with my hand for measurement…these guys are HUGE! I want to try one of these Texas donuts one day…and one day, I’m sure I will. :)

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