Those Are Spicy Collard Greens! Not So Traditional New Year’s Day Recipes #2

Those Are Spicy Collard Greens!

Here’s what you’ll need!


  • 1 Fresh bunch of collard greens
  • 1 Fresh lemon
  • 1 Jalapeno (fresh or in a jar will work)
  • 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acids (this is to replace salt and can be found on Amazon if your local grocery store doesn’t have it)
  • 2 32 oz Low sodium vegetable broth
  • I used a local (Already Dunn) spicy flavor enhancing sauce (you can use hot sauce if you don’t have this)
  • 1 Tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds
  • Stock Pot
Add Vegetable broth to the stock pot
Add jalapenos and spices and turn stock pot on medium heat and bring to a boil
While the stock pot heats up chop up the collard greens or you can just rip them up and rinse them off
Once the stock pot comes to a boil turn the temperature to medium low and add the collard greens, spicy sauce (to your liking), lemon juice, amino acids, and garlic.
Stir often and let cook on low medium heat (simmer) until your collard greens are tender. They will get darker as they cook. When they are done they should look like…
THIS! When they do, put them in a pretty bowl and serve them up! I do like things spicy so if you don’t I would recommend adding very little hot sauce. YAY! You’re done!

New Year’s Day Not So Traditional Recipes!

Best of Luck Black Eyed Peas

I don’t know about y’all but in the South black-eyed peas are a staple! Especially on New Year’s Day! Since I changed to a WFPB lifestyle, this year I had to come up with a different way of making one of my favorite side dishes. Boy am I glad I did because these have such a wonderful, organic flavor that adding bacon never gave them. I will make them like this from now on!

Best of Luck Black Eyed Peas

  1. 1 1/2 Boxes of Vegetable Broth (low or no sodium)
  2. 1/2 Fresh onion (minced)
  3. 1 Fresh jalapeno (minced)
  4. 1/2 Tbsp of minced garlic
  5. 1 Bag fresh black eyed peas (not in the can)
  6. 1 Frozen bag of green beans
  7. 1/2 Tbsp Black Pepper and Turmeric
  8. 1 tsp Celery Seed
  9. Stock pot
Allow bag of fresh black-eyed peas soak in water overnight according to the directions on the bag.
Add vegetable broth to the stock pot and turn onto medium high heat until boiling.
Chop or mince (your preference) the jalapeno and onion while the stock pot heats up!
Once the broth is boiling turn the heat down to low and add the black-eyed peas and rinsed green beans.
It should look a little something like this! Then add the garlic, onion, jalapeno, and spices.
Then BAM! It will look like this! Let it cook on low, covered for about an hour or until the peas are to your liking! Uncovered they will need to cook for a few hours*
Don’t forget to stir every now and then so they will cook evenly!
Serve in pretty dish and best of luck y’all!

Happy New Year!! It’s 2020!!

Welcome to a New Decade!

Hey Y’all!! Welcome to 2020! Can y’all believe we’ve entered into a new decade? I remember when we were all freaked out about Y2K and that feels like yesterday! This year my goals are simply self love and self care. That includes actually working out (something I’m terrible at), meditation, seeing my girlfriends more, bettering my relationship if that’s possible, reading more (something else I’m terrible at), and lots of other things!

What are y’all planning for the New Year? Whatever it is, just remember not to be too hard on yourself! Speaking of goals, one of Jeff’s is to try and hop on the Whole Food Plant Based train with me! What a great boyfriend, right? So today, like all my wonderful Instagram followers voted on and asked for, I’m going to be adding two new posts under the Whole Food Plant Based Journey tab! My New Year’s recipes. I hope y’all like them and have the best New Year’s Day anyone could ever have! Best Wishes!