Black-eyed Pea and Quinoa Croquettes with Mushroom Sauce
I cooked up this little number from Vegan with a Vengance, for today's dinner. It was a nice change from what we have been eating lately because it was actually cool enough today to turn on the oven in the kitchen. Black eye peas are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. They also help manage managing blood-sugar disorders since their high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal.
Quinoa, quinoa, let me sing your praises! What vegetarian doesn't love quinoa our beautiful complete protein? Did you know quinoa is technically not a grain? It is actually a relative of the green leafy vegetables such a kale! Quinoa is a very good source of magnesium, the mineral that relaxes blood vessels. This can help reduce migraines and improves cardiovascular health.
By the way, the mushroom sauce for this meal was yummy! I also tried a new salad dressing for my salad - PC honey dijon, definitely tasted great on our garden lettuce and tomatoes!