• 1 1/2 cups Black Eyed Peas, soaked overnight (or two 15oz cans, rinsed)
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 onions, peeled and diced
  • 5 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1 tbsp. fresh oregano (1 tsp. dried oregano)
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock (or water)
  • 3-4 oz chorizo, diced
  • 1 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • Fresh black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. fresh parsley, minced

Discard soaking water from black eyed peas.  Add 3 cups fresh water and bring peas to a boil.  Skim and discard foam that rises to the top.  Add bay leaves, cover and simmer on low flame one hour. Add 1 tsp. sea salt and continue cooking 15-20 minutes or until beans soften. In a deep frying pan saute onion and garlic 2-3 minutes.  Add cooked beans and bay leaves, chicken stock, oregano and chorizo.  Season the dish with remaining sea salt (1/2 tsp.) and black pepper.  Adjust to taste.  Cover and cook on medium/low heat 15 minutes.  Garnish with fresh parsley.

Successfully healing her incurable thyroid disease with health-promoting foods, exercise and other natural therapies was the catalyst that transformed Andrea Beaman’s life, health and profession.

Andrea is the author of The Whole Truth – How I Naturally Reclaimed My Health, and You Can Too! The inspirational story that follows her eye-opening journey from sickness to wellness.  Poignant, funny and informative, this book reveals that freedom from disease is possible when you discover how to get to the root cause and make the necessary diet and lifestyle improvements that can transform your health.

She is also the author of The Eating and Recipe Guide that contains over 120 delicious and nutritious recipes.  Her third book Health is Wealthis coming soon. Andrea was a featured contestant on BRAVO’s TOP CHEF.   And, as seen on Barbara Walter’s THE VIEW and CBS News, Andrea is a food expert with the wisdom to help you clean out your body and get healthy.

As the host of WISE UP! Andrea travels across the country seeking life-enhancing activities such as CocuSocial, alternative therapies, holistic health and organic foods. Andrea also hosts the award nominated FED UP! A cooking show that teaches viewers how to cook for specific health conditions. Andrea’s shows can be found on Veria; DISH network channel 218 as well as channel 162 on Verizon FiOS

Andrea is dedicated to sharing knowledge about how we can reclaim our health. Educating people about better foods and lifestyle is her specialty and she does it in and easy to digest and fun way. She teaches natural foods cooking classes and health supportive seminars at The Natural Gourmet, The Institute For Integrative Nutrition, The Open Center, Whole Foods , and she is on the advisory board at:  TheHolisticOption.com.

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