HELLO kings and Queens!
I just wanted to share a quick and easy recipe with you all. If you are ballin on a budget like myself then this recipe will be perfect for you. I love okra and it has always been a comforting meal for me because it reminds me of home. When I’m homesick, I make this quick pick me up. Traditionally, okra stew is made with goat meat, beef, or salt fish, but I decided to leave out the meat in an effort to reduce my meat consumption.
*disclaimer I eyeball everything that I cook so this recipe is mainly guesstimations. I suggest that you use this recipe as your base. Be creative and trust your tastebuds! Enjoy!
Half an onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 frozen tomato
veggie or peanut oil
1 tablespoon of tomato paste (optional)
1 maggie bouillon cube (optional) or seasons of your choice
- Chop okra into small bits ( the smaller the okra the more slimy it will be)
- I wide pan , saute chopped onion and garlic on med heat for 1 min.
- add roughly chopped tomato and tomato paste.
- add bouillon cube or seasonings of your choice.
- let simmer for 6 mins.
- add veggies and okra
- add water, about 2 cups
- cover and let simmer for 15 mins or until the oil and water have merged together.
- serve with rice.
Co-founder and the wellness curator, Odilcia is a current 4th year at the California State East Bay. Having been raised in Salinas, CA, she was surrounded by negative stereotypes of the Bay Area. However, because her family lived in the Bay, she had an early appreciation for what the Bay has to offer. Now that she lives in the Bay, she wants to use her insight and love for the Bay Area to help alter the negative stereotypes of the Bay that some people may have. @odilciab