Okra

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Okra, also known as "Lady's finger" is rich in vitamins and contains cancer-fighting properties.

Okra is used in many cultures and can be served in various ways. I serve it cooked in tomato sauce over rice or with feta cheese and a baguette.

Ingredients

  • 1 package of Okra
  • 1 box tomato puree (26.4 oz) or you can use freshly pureed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Place cleaned okra in a pan with olive oil.
  • Sautee for 5 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add tomato puree.
  • Add salt, pepper, and a sprinkle of sugar (or another natural sweetener) if the tomatoes are too acidic or slightly bitter.
  • If needed, add some water.
  • Cover and let simmer until okra is soft (about 45-minutes) stir occasionally.
  • Serve over rice or with a baguette and feta cheese!