Last week I learned a new cooking technique while preparing Beefy Black-Eyed Pea Chili. The recipe instructions say to cook the spices in hot oil for 2-3 minutes, and the result was a fabulous aroma filling our kitchen. We couldn’t wait to try this chili!...more
For everyone who's committed to Meatless Mondays when Monday happens to be New Year's Eve, allow me to recommend my favorite New Year's snack of Black-Eyed Pea Hummus with Olive Oil and Sumac. You probably know that black-eyed peas are a traditional food thought to bring luck in the new year, and if you're really lucky you might have some of this left to nibble on for the first day of 2013!
One quick question to get things going: What happened to Spring?! It seems that just yesterday I was complaining about running in the frigid temperatures and now I’m already complaining about the heat. I always struggle with running in August, but June? Really? If you, too, are struggling with the heat you might find this article helpful: Running in the Heat: Nine Tips to Keep Your Cool...more
Friends, I want to thank you for the overwhelming response, via comments and email, to my New Year’s Day post January diet? Nope, I bought bigger clothes. Your kind words and sentiments mean so much!...more
Every year on New Year's Day I make black-eyed pea soup with a ham hock (or the closest thing to a hock I can find around here). My husband will humor me and eat it (probably since there's not going to be anything else to eat), but he's not really as big a bean person as I am.