You know sometimes, even though you love something, you get a bit bored of eating it the same way? We all know and love the cypriot traditional dish of “Louvi” or Black eyed beans with spinach and courgettes. The other day, i saw them on the market stand and i thought to myself, how can i make them differently? I first came across this version when i was in Africa, and the little cogs in my brain started turning and i thought “Im gonna make that!” Note: Did you know Black-Eyed Beans (Louvi) are called ‘Cow Beans’ in Africa?; due to their white & black colour. I loved it when i found that out, well because, we dont eat cows. We love cows 🙂
Black eyed beans are dirt cheap, so this can feed a whole family, for very little cost. It also freezes very well so you can always freeze for days when you’re not bothered. Despite the fact that it has chilli, i promise you its not spicy (i cannot eat spicy food, physically, so if i can eat this, then its definitly not spicy). If you do however like heat, add one red chilli when you throw in your peppers (i have tested it with a chilli and it works, i just cant eat spicy stuff!). Serve with Naan bread and brown fluffy rice for a complete meal.
Please make sure you read through ALL the instructions before you start, it always helps! The last instruction is optional, but its a little “fancy” addition. This recipe is vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, refined-sugar free and cruelty free.
Its a plantbased life , and its wonderful! Enjoy