I cannot believe that the New Year is almost here. It’s been such a long and productive year, but I’m even more excited about the upcoming year. Of course you have to have some Black-Eyed Peas and Greens for New Year’s Day to make sure to have luck and money for 2015.
In September I have a new book coming out, The Easy Vegan Cookbook, and I’m lucky to have Ann Olivero from An Unrefined Vegan taking photos for it. I have lots of other things in the works including a redesign for the blog.
What goals do you have for 2015? Let me know in the comments.
You can get your black-eyed peas in first thing with this easy to make pate. I make it to snack on or sometimes for a meal. It takes no time to whip it up, and it’s great as a veggie dip, or even sandwich spread.
There’s no black-eyed peas here, but this yellow-eyed bean soup will still hit the spot and bring you some luck too. Yellow eyed beans are a little harder to find, but if you get your hands on some you have to try them. Rancho Gordo is where I order mine.
This pesto can be made with any green you have on hand, but works great with collards. You can use other nuts, but pecans are my favorite. Try adding a dollop of it in your potato soup.
These sloppy Joe’s will turn the worst bean-hater around. Millet also adds a hearty whole grain component and it’s easy to sneak in a few greens too. Best of all it cooks all day in your slow cooker while you’re at work!