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|New Year's Day Black-eyed Peas (Hoppin' John)|
|Written by Whole Grain Gourmet|
|Monday, 30 December 2013 00:00|
New Year's Day would not be complete in our home without eating a warm bowl of black-eyed peas over rice. Our family loves this hearty dish so much that we enjoy it throughout the year.
Hoppin' John is traditionally eaten on New Year's Day in the South for good luck and a prosperous year ahead. My husband grew up in New Orleans eating this dish on New Year's and, after tasting it for the first time a few years ago, I gladly adopted the tradition.
The Cajun Holy Trinity (onions, celery, and bell pepper) forms the base of my delicious black-eyed peas dish. As soon as you start sautéing these veggies together and they release their wonderful aroma, you will know you are onto something good!
Black-eyed peas are a great source of fiber, iron, protein, folate, magnesium, and calcium. It's a delicious and nutritious way to start the new year.
Cheers to our good health and a prosperous new year!
Note: I have also made this vegetarian by replacing the chicken broth with "Better than Bouillon" vegetable broth and leaving out the ham steak. It was equally delicious!
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