Did you know that if you eat 365 black-eyed peas on New Year's Day you will be lucky and prosper every day of the coming year? OK, so we know that this is a ton of beans (maybe enough to give gas for all 365 days). But aside from the witty jokes, there's a pretty interesting story behind the Southern tradition (scroll down to get the black-eyed peas recipes if you're not less interested.)
Almost everything until the end of the Civil War The crops in the southern states had been destroyed. All harvests except you guessed it, the modest pea that became the symbol of luck and survival. And that's why people eat them on New Year's Day.
If you've only experienced black-eyed peas as the first hip-hop group of the early 2000s, then these tasty black pudding recipes offer the chance to extend your taste, taste horizons and try a bean that you might like brings more luck.
Chili has earned its place as the ultimate winter comfort food, so it seemed to be the first dish on our beans list. Although everyone loves a classic, the usual ingredients can be a bit unnecessary.
That's why we love this unexpected and delicious recipe that combines the rich nuttiness of black-eyed peas with the fresh (still spicy) taste of green. Chilis Add some tasty, minced pork, and you have a hearty dish that you eat more often to be prepared as New Year.
The holidays are over, you only had cookies and champagne in the last week and you're ready to get better. If clean food is one of your New Year resolutions, this salad is a great place to start. It is full of vitamin-rich vegetables, purple herbs and carrots, quinoa and black-eyed peas to make you feel full. Oh, and it's really pretty.
If you grew up in the South, you probably know them. Hoppin & # 39; John is the most famous black-eyed court that exists, with much superstition (for reasons we've discussed before). The main ingredients are peas with black eyes, ham and dark leafy vegetables, usually accompanied by cornbread or rice. The black-eyed peas are coins, the greens are paper money, the cornbread is gold and the ham makes it especially happy. This version uses bacon and peppers to give the old classic a twist.
I mean, what could be better for your first meal of 201
Southern cuisine is delicious (love some soul food), but it is not always the healthiest option if you are trying to forgo sugar and sugar saturated fat. This vegan soup makes it easier with tons of vegetable protein and all sorts of nutritious vegetables. With all the smoked paprika, there is no sacrificed taste, and you barely know it's meat-free. Get ready for the cozy factor, because this is the meal you want to eat while sitting by the fire, wrapped in a blanket and wearing furry slippers.
Many people believe hummus can only be made with chickpeas, but, boy are they wrong? Just give any kind of beans (in this case black-eyed peas) and tahini to a food processor and, bam, hummus! Plus, it's great for hangover snacks after New Year's Eve.
I bet you did not think we would add a dessert option to the mix! Cooking brownies with beans may sound strange, but the consistency of these beauties is amazing and surprisingly wet (sorry). And hey, beans are high in protein and fiber, so these brownies are basically a healthy food, right?