Steamed Pumpkin


Ingredients:

600 gr Pumpkin
200 gr Black Eye Peas
1 tbs Coconut Oil
1 Cucumber
1 Red Onion
3 Garlic
2 Tumeric
3 Pimemto All Spice Berries
Sprig Of Thyme
Sprig Of Rosemary
4 Scallion
1/2 Scotch Bonnet Chilli Pepper
Sea Salt To Taste

Instructions:

Firstly Pre-cook the black eye peas for approximately 45 minutes at a medium heat until tender, leave in the pot until ready to use.

Heat the pot up on a medium to high heat and add the sliced onion, garlic, turmeric, scallion and pimento {When it comes to the scotch bonnet for this meal it would be best to finely slice along the length then the side so you get the flavor without blowing your head off} add that too with the rosemary and thyme.

Slice the pumpkin into small chunks and add.
Do this the way which suits you however i like to use a grater, as you will have seen in the video i slice my cucumber straight in the pot to cover the pumpkin.
Lastly remove the black eye peas from the water pour over the cucumber add salt to taste cover.
Leave to simmer on medium low heat.
Cooking time there after will be approximately 30 minutes.
The entire cooking time is approximately 1 hour 15 mins.
One of the beauties of this dish is the cucumber provides the water to cook the pumpkin and all the the flavors are locked in.
I am sure you can find more reasons!!

Garlic health Benefits:

1 Burns calories

2 Combats Cold And Flu

3 Reduces blood pressure

4 Lowers cholesterol

5 Full of antioxidants

6 May help you life a longer life

7 Good for detox

8 May improve bone strength

9 May improve athletic performance

Garlic eaten raw 

Garlic eaten raw is very good for both partners and can aid an good Sex life.

Turmeric health benefits:

1 It’s powerful anti inflammatory and has antioxidant properties

2 Contains Curcumin which may contribute to the growth of new neurons and combat a variety of disorders.

3 May contribute to preventing the process of heart disease

4 May also play a part in the delaying the probability of cancer

5  May help in role of preventing Alzheimer’s disease

6 May also help with rheumatoid arthritis

7 Curcumin has powerful benefits which may help fight depression

8 May help a longer and healthier life with all it has to offer

Scotch Bonnet:

 
Below are 8 health benefits of hot peppers.
 
  • Benefits the Digestive Tract. …
  • Promotes a Healthy Heart. …
  • Mitigates Migraines. …
  • Relieves Joint Pain. …
  • Improves Metabolism / Promotes Weight Loss. …
  • Quells Psoriasis. …
  • Reduces Cancer Risk. …
  • Fights the Flu, Colds and Fungal Infections.

Cucumber:

7 Health Benefits of Eating Cucumber cooked or raw.
 
  • It’s High in Nutrients. Cucumbers are low in calories but high in many important vitamins and minerals. …
  • It Contains Antioxidants. …
  • It Promotes Hydration. …
  • It May Aid in Weight Loss. …
  • It May Lower Blood Sugar. …
  • It Could Promote Regularity. …
  • Easy to Add to Your Diet.
Cucumbers are a good sources of fiber, particularly in the skin. They also provide potassium and magnesium. The AHA also recommend reducing sodium and increasing potassium intake to help prevent high blood pressure. The cucurbitacins in cucumber may also help prevent atheroslcerosis.
 
Pumpkin:
 
Superfood:
 

Raw pumpkin has only 15 calories per 1/2 cup, and is full of iron, zinc, and fiber. It’s high in vitamin C and beta carotene. … And don’t forget the seeds: Pumpkin seeds are a good source of protein and fiber, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, and manganese.

That’s what i call  a good veg…

Pimento All Spice Seasoning

Firstly i must say i am blessed to get fresh Pemento from my folks in Jamaica , so thank you to you all.

Rich in aromatic compounds, allspice contains cineole, eugenol, alpha pinene, alpha terpene, limonene, and many more agents which collectively possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, cancer-fighting, sedative, antiseptic, antiviral and antifungal properties.
 
 
Blackeye Beans
 

Are Black Eyed Peas a good source of protein?

Absolutely, this food source is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Protein, Thiamin, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Folate and Manganese. 
 
So makes a perfect addition to healthy recipes.