I’m growing quite a few green beans and a few black eyed peas. Here’s a quick, easy, interesting recipe. And healthy! I have a few vegetarian and Vegan readers that can easily adapt this to their liking too.
Let a few green beans on the plants longer that you would, till you can feel real beans inside them. (They are available canned in the store mixed with regular green beans and it will be called green beans and shelly beans. Some southern based companies make them.) Split your beans and get the shelly beans out. They will be white or light brown, definitely not dried yet.
Take some ready-to-pick green beans, some shelly beans and some black eyed peas picked before they are dry. Put those all together and cook them about 10 minutes. I then strain them and add some butter and some garlic powder. You could add onions, and you could also add bacon, but they’re so good without the bacon. Makes a great side dish and if you don’t eat butter you could substitute something else that fits your Vegan food style.