Category Archives for Beans, Peas & Lentils

Black Eyed Peas Recipe

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

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.)  Black eyed peas actually have quite a long history of bringing good luck and prosperity to a number of people.  Here in the south, it is most widely believed […]

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Black Eyed Caviar

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 interesting.  You can read more about its origin, and get my favorite recipe for making black eyed peas from dried peas, by clicking this link:  Black Eyed Peas Recipe […]

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Red Lentil Dip

1 cup dried red lentils 3 cups vegetable broth (homemade or bought) 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 large tomato, chopped 1 red bell pepper, roasted and chopped Salt and pepper Freshly chopped parsley In a saucepan, cook the red lentils in the broth until soft and mushy. Place the lentils in a food processor, together […]

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