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Crispy Air Fried Black-Eyed Peas

December 31, 2016
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Air fried black-eyed peas make a crispy snack. Make them as spicy as you like by varying the amount of the Creole-style seasoning you use. Happy New Year! At the end of each year, I try to come up with a new black-eyed pea recipe so that I can start the year off with the […]

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Barbecue Black-Eyed Pea Burgers

June 5, 2014
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Delicious and meaty, these vegan black-eyed pea burgers are seasoned with just a touch of barbecue sauce for a spicy, smoky flavor. Move over, African-Inspired Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burgers! I have a new favorite veggie burger, and it’s ridiculously easy to make. It was inspired by a burger at our local vegetarian restaurant […]

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Black-eyed Pea Chili with Quinoa and Corn

January 1, 2014
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Happy New Year! In my newsletter this week, I asked my subscribers what they would rather have, a new semi-healthy dessert recipe or a new black-eyed pea recipe. I received a handful of replies, and all but one of them voted for the black-eyed pea dish (the other wanted both!) Well, I didn’t have time […]

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Korean-Inspired Black-eyed Peas and Kale Bowl

January 7, 2013
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I’m seven days late in saying this, but Happy New Year! Coincidentally, I’m 2 days early in wishing myself a Happy Blogging Anniversary. That’s right, on January 9 this blog will be 7 years old. I wish I had something profound to say about that, but frankly, I ran out of wise words on my […]

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Black-eyed Peas and Greens for a Healthy New Year

December 30, 2012
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Black-eyed peas and greens are the traditional New Year’s Day meal in the South. Supposedly, the peas bring you good luck and the greens bring you money in the coming year. Or maybe it’s the other way around. Either way, I think it’s a great tradition because beans and greens are about the healthiest thing […]

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Black-Eyed Pea Hummus

September 24, 2012
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A thick, smokey dip with Southern charm, this black-eyed pea hummus goes well with thick slices of crispy bread, crackers, or raw vegetables. Black-eyed peas have such a distinctive flavor that they may seem like an odd base for hummus, but I was so intrigued by a recipe for Black-Eyed Pea Hummus in our local […]

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Black-eyed Pea Masala

January 4, 2010
Black-eyed Pea Masala

Welcome to 2010! It’s a new decade as well as a new year, and perhaps because of that, more people than usual are making resolutions to eat healthier. From PCRM’s 21-Day Vegan Kickstart to my own Eat-2-Live Group’s “Happy New You Challenge,” lots of us are pledging to stick to a healthy lifestyle. Yes, you […]

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Moin-Moin (Nigerian Savory Black-eyed Pea Cake)

January 1, 2009
Moin-Moin

Happy New Year! As you know, it’s supposed to be lucky to eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day. Every year around this time I scour my cookbooks and my imagination for new ways to cook them because the way I grew up eating them was, frankly, a little boring–as well as not vegetarian. Last […]

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Spicy Collards and Black-eyed Pea Soup

May 15, 2008
Spicy Collards and Black-eyed Pea Soup

I’ve had a package of pre-washed, pre-chopped collard greens in the fridge for a few days, and I was hoping to do something different with them. But as time went on and no new recipes came to mind, I started to get afraid that they’d go bad; at the very least, they were losing nutrients […]

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Creole Black-eyed Peas

January 8, 2008
Creole Black-eyed Peas

Last year, a cold made me feel so miserable that I didn’t even think of having my traditional New Year’s black-eyed peas until a few days into the new year. This year I was determined to have them on New Year’s Day, despite the fact that a sizzling, burning short in our breaker box had […]

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Black-Eyed Pea Cakes

September 14, 2007

What can I say? Ever since I saw KathyF’s Black Bean and Rice Cakes with Chipotle Remoulade and Roasted Corn Salsa I’ve been craving that remoulade sauce, lusting after the whole gorgeous dish, really. At the same time, I’ve had it in mind to create a version of these black-eyed pea cakes that I once […]

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Black-eyed Pea Gumbo

August 8, 2006
Blackeyed-Pea Gumbo

Yesterday was the first day of school, and I don’t know who was more excited, my daughter or me. She’s in a new school and riding the bus for the first time, and, best of all, her best friend is in her class. She was so eager to start that yesterday she woke up at […]

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Perfect Baked Sweet Potatoes in the Pressure Cooker and Oven

January 28, 2015
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Happy New Year! Yes, I know I’m ridiculously late in saying that. People have been writing to ask if I’m all right because it’s been so long since I posted, so before I write one word about cooking, I want to assure you that I am fine. Actually, I’m more than fine. By any means […]

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Chickpea and Broccoli Bowl with Tahini Sauce

September 18, 2013
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Chickpea: We’ve got to stop meeting like this. Quinoa: Why, when we fit together so beautifully, your Rubenesque form nestled in my bed of tiny spheres and tendrils… Chickpea: Stop it, you’re making me blush. Or is that the smoked paprika? Whatever. It was good while it lasted, but I want to see other grains. […]

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Roasted Okra Masala

July 31, 2013
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Tender, young okra are roasted and then combined with a spicy Indian masala for an excellent vegan side dish. Next to vine-ripened tomatoes, the vegetable I look most forward to in the summer is okra, small, tender okra pods that are impossible to get during the winter. Frozen okra is fine for gumbos and stews, […]

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Fat-Free Dal Tadka

July 25, 2013
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Creamy red and yellow lentils are delicately seasoned and topped with browned onions and hot chile pepper in this fat-free version of the classic Indian dish. Dal Tadka is the dish that made my daughter love Indian food. Years ago, E resisted every time her father and I wanted to go to our favorite Indian […]

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Caribbean Pineapple Black Beans and Oven-Fried Plantains

December 13, 2012
Caribbean Pineapple Black Beans

I know we’re in the “holiday season” when most people are looking for holiday recipes (see mine here), but I wanted to send you on a brief vacation to the tropics with a couple of easy recipes guaranteed warm up your winter meals with a bit of summer sun.

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Gluten-Free Raspberry Corn Muffins

September 7, 2012
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As a Southerner, I’m morally opposed to sweet cornbread. Where I grew up, cornbread is for sopping up the pot liquor from a mess of collard or turnip greens. It’s moist on the inside and has a crispy crust from being baked in a cast iron skillet. It is not the cake-like confection that passes […]

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Curried Rice Salad with Black Chickpeas and Mango

July 17, 2012
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Have you ever gotten excited about a new food only to try it and wind up disappointed or, even worse, hating it? I finally got around to trying black chickpeas last week, and I’m sorry to say that I was disappointed and my family was even less impressed. My husband, who likes almost everything, just […]

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Curried Chickpeas and Kale

June 11, 2012
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This easy curry dish is like a vegan palak paneer, with chickpeas instead of paneer and kale instead of spinach. It’s a delicious and quick meal for two.  There’s nothing like being left alone for the weekend to make someone who “loves to cook” lose all desire to operate a stove. My husband and daughter […]

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Healthy Super Bowl Party? Start with a Big Pot of Really Good Chili

January 31, 2012
A Big Pot of Really Good Chili

If, like me, you made a New Year’s resolution to start eating healthier, you might be just a little worried about what you’re going to eat at the Big Party coming up this weekend. I’m referring, of course, to the Super Bowl, the day when grown adults run and dodge and knock each other down […]

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Ridiculously Easy Vegetable Gumbo and Cooking From Your Pantry and Freezer

January 16, 2012
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Near the end of the first week of my KISSS healthy-eating plan, calamity struck–or at least what passes for calamity when you are trying to cook and eat healthy soups every day. I went to the pantry and found that I had no onions. No onions! Take a look at almost any of my savory […]

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My Get-Healthy Plan to KISSS in the New Year

December 31, 2011
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I seem to have started eating for the holidays sometime back in September. Though I had spent much of the early part of the year watching what I ate, exercising regularly, and losing around 25 pounds, a sinus infection in late August coupled with a quick trip to Portland (vegan Mecca) threw me off balance. […]

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Homestyle Green Beans and Potatoes

July 18, 2011
Homestyle Green Beans and Potatoes

Smoked salt adds a hint of Southern style to this easy, vegan green beans and potatoes side dish. I know that after my recent talk about all the San Francisco restaurants where we dined on our vacation, some of you expected me to come back with ideas for fancy, cutting-edge dishes. Well, sorry to disappoint […]

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White Bean Salad with Za’atar

April 12, 2011
White Bean Salad with Zatar

Chickpea salads are very popular in my household. My daughter E likes them so much that she often helps me throw them together, and we never use exactly the same formula twice. Over the weekend, I decided to really shake things up and, instead of chickpeas, make a bean salad from great northern beans. I […]

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My Favorite FatFree Vegan Recipes of 2010

January 3, 2011
My Favorite FatFree Vegan Recipes of 2010

I don’t usually write “best of the year” posts. The one time I tried, I divided the year into two posts and never got around to writing the second half! That was for 2006, the first year of this blog, when I was posting almost every day. In 2010, I adopted a much slower pace, […]

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Tropical Black Bean and Collard Green Soup

January 20, 2010
Tropical Black Bean and Collard Green Soup

One of my favorite ways to cook collard greens—and the best way to get my daughter to eat them—is to simmer them in soup. There’s something magical about adding a huge pile of greens to a pot, an amount so big that the lid can barely be squeezed shut, and then coming back a few […]

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Creamy Creole Eggplant Casserole

December 28, 2009
Creamy Creole Eggplant Casserole

There are certain recipes that fall into a category I call “Louisiana Church Potluck Dishes.” These are dishes that I grew up eating regularly because they were staples at the monthly “Family Night Suppers” at the church of my youth. I remember sampling delicacies like baked cushaw, mirliton supreme, and eggplant casserole without knowing what […]

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Spiced Rice and Lentil Squares

October 13, 2009
Spiced Rice and Lentil Squares

Unlike a lot of people who love to cook, I don’t tend to pick up cookbooks and read them like novels. The majority of the cookbooks on my shelves are there for reference only, useful when I need to check an ingredient’s preparation or cooking time. But Delights from the Garden of Eden by Nawal Nasrallah has […]

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Butter Bean Soup with Portabellas and Wild Rice

December 20, 2008
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In the depths of winter weather–or as deep as it gets in these parts–often the only thing standing between me and acute culinary boredom is the freezer. Sure, pumpkins and winter squash are exciting at first, but it doesn’t take long before summer produce envy sets in and I start pining for the juicy tomatoes […]

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White Bean Chili

November 7, 2008
White Bean Chili

No, this photo wasn’t torn out of an old newspaper, though that was the effect I was going for. Sometimes when I don’t like the way a photo comes out, I imagine how it would look in some different era, such as the 70’s. Dark, washed out colors and a grainy texture can hide a […]

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Rasedar Rajma (Kidney Beans in Curry Sauce)

May 2, 2008
Rasedar Rajma

Have you ever picked up a cookbook and opened it right to the page with the perfect recipe, the one that exactly suited your mood and for which you had all the ingredients? No? Well, neither have I. Normally I pour over multiple cookbooks, imagining this recipe and that–or this recipe combined with elements of […]

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Happy New Year!

January 1, 2008

Happy New Year to everyone. I certainly hope your 2008 is going better than mine. We woke up this morning to find that our heater and other large appliances weren’t working. Looks like we’re going to need an expensive new breaker box which we won’t be able to get until tomorrow at the earliest. So […]

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Vegan Omelette for One

September 19, 2007
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I’m not a big breakfast eater. In fact, ordinarily I skip breakfast and don’t even miss it. But I’ve been trying to change my ways since finding out that people who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight than people who skip it. In addition to speeding up your metabolism, eating breakfast has also […]

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E Cooks: Banana-Coconut Bars

September 17, 2007
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The bananas were growing more spotty and fragrant by the hour, and my daughter E was experiencing a rare social slump (in other words, she was at home). I’m not a believer in signs from the universe, but I can spot a good opportunity when I see one, so I knew that if I was […]

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Keeping it Light and Cool on the Fourth of July

July 1, 2007
Strawberry-Blueberry Tapoica Parfaits

[2013 Update: Check out my Vegan 4th of July Pinterest board for more delicious suggestions.] I can’t remember ever celebrating the 4th of July when I was growing up. Perhaps the holiday blended into other summer days of swimming and picnics so that now I don’t remember it as anything special, but whatever the case, […]

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Happy Mardi Gras!

February 20, 2007

We had a great weekend in New Orleans. We drove in on Saturday morning and spent the rest of the day out on the street watching parades until about 9:30 that night. I didn’t want to risk breaking or losing my good camera, so I brought my old one and managed to get only a […]

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Chickenless Soup for the Cold

January 2, 2007
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If I were a superstitious person, I’d be worried. I’ve had black-eyed peas every New Year’s Day that I can remember, until yesterday. I started the new year off with a cold so bad that everything tastes horrible. Though I had planned to cook a new black-eyed pea dish, I realized that I had absolutely […]

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Okra and Lima Bean Masala

June 26, 2006
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There’s a farm stand near my house that sells fresh produce throughout the summer. It’s the only place I know where I can get fresh, shelled lima beans, black-eyed peas, and several varieties of field peas. The last time I went I was happy to find vine-ripened tomatoes, peaches, sweet watermelons, and tender, young okra. […]

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Shiny Happy Hummus

April 22, 2006
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When it comes to hummus, there truly are 32 flavors and then some. While hummus is always on the menu in my house, I like to shake things up often and try new variations. Recently, I was intrigued by the Moroccan Carrot Hummus served up over on 28 Cooks; I didn’t have enough baby carrots […]

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Real Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

February 25, 2006
Real Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

It’s Mardi Gras time again! I’ve been craving red beans and rice ever since last weekend, when my husband and daughter left me alone for some much needed quiet time while they went back to New Orleans for the first parades. They came home with loads of beads, doubloons, stuffed animals, and MORE beads, and […]

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Soups

December 2, 2005

Brussels Sprouts and Shiitake Mushroom Soup Butter Bean Soup with Portabellas and Wild Rice Cajun 15-Bean Soup Chickenless Soup Chickpea Soup with Moghrabieh (Lebanese Couscous) Collard Greens and White Bean Soup Creamy Celeriac Soup Creamy Mexican Chayote Soup Creamy Zucchini and Basil Soup Curried Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Soup Curried Eggplant Soup Curried Red Lentil […]

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Recipes by Region/Cuisine

December 2, 2005

Only recipes that fall into obvious categories are listed here. For all others, see the main index pages. African: African Pineapple Peanut Stew Berberé Stew (Ethiopian Lentil Stew) Chickpea and Turnip Stew with Ethiopian Spices Chickpea Soup with Moghrabieh (Lebanese Couscous) Ethiopian-Inspired Red Lentil Soup Ful Medames (Fava Bean Dip) Moin-Moin (Nigerian Savory Black-eyed Pea […]

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Main Dishes

December 2, 2005

See also Recipes by Region/Cuisine Achiote Beans Recado African Pineapple Peanut Stew Anshu’s Red Lentil Sambar Artichoke Pesto Pasta Salad Asparagus and Chickpea Casserole Asparagus and Mushroom Quiche with a Brown Rice Crust Asparagus Pesto Pasta Salad A to Z Pasta Salad Baked Spinach Kofta Barbecued Seitan Ribz Barbecued Tofu and Vegetables Beefless Stew Berberé […]

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Appetizers, Dips, Snacks, and Spreads

December 2, 2005

Almost-Instant Hummus Ghanoush Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Dip Artichoke Tapenade Baba Ghanouj Baba Ganoush Vegetable Plate Baked Lime-Chipotle Tortilla Chips Baked Spring Rolls Black-Eyed Pea Cakes Chinese Vegetarian Chicken with Simple Five-Spice Sauce Chipotle Chickpea Dip Cucumber Hummus Ful Medames (Fava Bean Dip) Gluten-Free Chickpea Crackers Grape Leaves Stuffed with Lentils and Rice Green […]

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