Category Archives for Beans, Peas & Lentils

True South Hoppin John

Hoppin John is a classical southern dish that's as tasty as it is frugal. Served over rice, the ham, black eyed peas and veggies burst with flavor and fill you up.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. We’ve been talking about the tradition of eating black eyed peas on New Year’s Day.  The symbolism of this very southern dish is interesting.  You can […]

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Black Eyed Peas Recipe

Skip the canned stuff and cook up a batch of black-eyed peas from scratch. They taste amazing.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Down here in the south, it’s tradition to eat greens and black eyed peas on New Year’s Day (usually served with ham and some other sides.)  […]

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White Beans with Red Pepper

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Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

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Indian Lentil and Rice Bake

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Beans and rice are the basis of many a frugal meal. The only problem is that it can get a bit boring if you don’t venture […]

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Kidney Beans And Rice

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Easy Black Bean and Rice Recipe

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Black Eyed Caviar

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. There is a tradition here in the south of eating black eyed peas on New Year’s Day to symbolize prosperity.  The source of the symbolism is […]

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Red Lentil Dip

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Ellen's Monterey Beans and Cheese

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. This was originally in the “More with Less” cookbook and this version was tweeked by my friend Elle. Fry, drain, and crumble 2 slices bacon*. Saute […]

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