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!