On New Years Day I like to cook black eyed peas with rice, usually a vegan or vegetarian version of the traditional Southern meal “Hoppin John.”
I’ll make this starting with a mirepoix, cooking diced celery, onion and carrot first. I always soak The Black Eyed Peas the night before. The expand quite a bit, more than half.
There are health benefits to eating all kinds of beans and lentils, even Black eyed peas:
I’ve been boiled the beans for some time, about an hour. And then I add the rice and steam together.
It was delicious. It is said that eating Hoppin John on New Years Day brings luck and prosperity.
Do you have any traditional activities or meals that you eat specifically on New Year’s Day to bring luck or prosperity?