Being the boring adult I am, I was asleep before the new year came in this morning. Mostly because I had a stupidly early workout with my trainer. Waking up and taking the "cold" truck to the gym sucked. It was 25° and the windshield was frozen inside. Made me grumbly as my van can be started… Continue reading Happy New Year’s Day – Vegan Hoppin’ John!
I got the idea for this recipe from Food Network Magazine, in the dinners section. I changed it a bit, the original called for Kale or Swiss Chard. I had a bag of spinach on hand and am always looking for ways to boost my iron intake (I have chronic anemia). It would work with… Continue reading Black-Eyed Pea Gumbo
A quick to pull together salad that is vegetarian friendly, it is full of black-eyed peas that are cheap (er...frugal!) and nutritious. Frozen bags are available in most grocery stores, hidden with the boxes of frozen squash. They are almost always just the peas, unlike canned where they contain a lot of sodium. A 20… Continue reading Black Eye Peas and Rice Salad
I had seen the basis for this recipe in Martha Stewart's Food Everday magazine. The original recipe had you cooking the peas in water, my thought was why not use lower sodium chicken broth for flavor instead (vegetable broth would also work)? The recipe made a filling for tacos and it made a LOT. Enough… Continue reading Black-Eyed Peas Two Ways