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  • Instant Pot Black-Eyed Pea Soup

    Instant Pot Black-Eyed Pea Soup

    Instant Pot Black-Eyed Pea Soup Instant Pot Black-Eyed Pea Soup

    I learned about the Southern (US) tradition of eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s for luck, a long time ago from an old friend I used to work with. She would host these big lunches on New Year’s Day complete with champagne, mimosas and revelry.
    At the heart of the … Continue Reading...

  • Spaghetti with Meatless Balls

    Spaghetti with Meatless Balls

    Spaghetti with Meatless Balls

    A few weekends ago, we found an old bag of black-eyed peas wedged behind giant canisters of semolina flour and coarse ground-polenta. I promptly remembered these falafels-type patties we made once, baked and cooked in a rich tomato sauce tossed with pasta. I’ve wanted to make it again for a … Continue Reading...

  • Black-Eyed Peas, Sweet Potato and Kale Soup

    Black-Eyed Peas, Sweet Potato and Kale Soup

    Ceperly Park

    Black-Eyed Peas, Sweet Potato and Kale Soup

    I hope your holiday break, like mine, was relaxing, joyous, sleep-filled and a little magical. I believe all these things are requisite for turning over the New Year. And if you do, do resolutions, I hope it leads to your best year yet.

    I didn’t really set any resolutions for … Continue Reading...

  • Saffron Barley with Black-Eyed Peas

    Saffron Barley with Black-Eyed Peas

    Saffron Barley with Black-Eyed Peas

    I got sick over the weekend, with fever, fatigue and what my dad would call catarrh. I got a little delirious, in a way a fever does; but the doctor suspected it’s an infection from my long bout with seasonal allergies. I took a recommended extra day of rest and … Continue Reading...