Smoky Cajun Black Eyed Peas Pasta


1/2 white onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1/4 cup low sodium vegetable broth or water
2 (15-oz.) cans tomato sauce or tomato puree
1 1/2 Tbsp. smoked paprika
2 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried thyme
2 tsp. liquid smoke
1 tsp. Simply Organic All-Purpose Seasoning, or to taste
1/4 tsp. pepper, or to taste
1 tsp. cayenne pepper, optional
1 cup power greens, chopped (baby kale, spinach, and chard)
2 (15-oz.) cans black eyed peas, rinsed and drained
16-oz. long whole-wheat noodles  (spaghetti, linguine, fettuccine,
          etc,), cooked according to package directions

In a large deep skillet over medium heat, saute the onion, garlic,
peppers and celery until softened -- about 7-9 minutes.

Add the crushed tomatoes and spices, turn down heat to med-low and
simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the black eyed peas and greens and simmer another 5 minutes to
heat through.

Serve over pasta (or brown rice).

Makes 6 servings.