RecipesLongevity Eats from the World's Blue Zones
1 large ready-made pie crust or 12 mini phyllo shells
2 tbsp oatmeal
2 tbsp pecans, crushed
2 tbsp maple sugar or brown sugar
Bake potatoes with skin on for 45 minutes. You can do this in advance.
When done and cool enough to handle, slip potatoes out of skins. Potatoes will be soft; mash in a bowl.
Cut pie crust into six 3- to 4-inch rounds. Press rounds into a muffin tin and freeze for at least 10 minutes.
Bake the crusts for 12 minutes at 375°.
Meanwhile, combine oats, crushed pecans and maple sugar together in a small bowl.
Remove crusts from oven and fill with mashed sweet potatoes. Bake for 10 more minutes.
Remove from oven and top with nut and oat crumble.
Bake mini pies for another 10 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
1/2 c extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 large red onion, finely chopped
garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 fennel bulb, chopped
1 large, firm ripe tomato, finely chopped
2 tsp tomato paste, diluted in 1/4 c water
2 bay leaves
1 bunch dill, finely chopped
In a large pot, heat half the olive oil over medium heat and cook the onion, garlic and fennel, stirring occasionally, until soft, for about 12 minutes.
Add the black-eyed peas and toss to coat with oil. Add the tomato, tomato paste and enough water to cover the beans by about an inch. Add the bay leaves.
Bring pot to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until the black-eyed peas are about halfway cooked (if using dried peas). Check after 40 minutes, but it may take over an hour. If using canned, skip to next step after 10 minutes.
Add the chopped dill and season with salt to taste. Continue cooking until the black-eyed peas are tender, about 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and pick out and discard the bay leaves. Pour in remaining olive oil, stir and serve.
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch ground pepper
Honey or agave (optional)
Use an electric frother or whisk to create a foamy consistency.
Remove from heat and divide into two mugs. Sweet with honey or agave, if using.