Cuban Black Eyed Peas & Sweet Corn

Welcome to the new year! Welcome to another black eyed pea dish to wish us all good luck for the upcoming year. We will need it with COVID staying firmly in the mix. For those who are new to this blog, I pick a black eyed pea dish as my New Year's good luck charm. [...]

Happy New Year! Lobia for good luck in the new year

I wanted to start off the new year with a great bean recipe. While eating beans are a superstition that are supposed to bring good luck, I wanted to do them more as a great healthy and comforting start. I also did Hoppin' John and Black-Eyed Peas with Coconut Milk and Ethiopian Spices for the [...]

Happy New Year! Why regular gym-goers despise New Year’s resolution folks at the gym.

Happy New Year! Hopefully by now you know to skip the resolutions. I know when someone makes a resolution at New Years, they will be over it by February. That's why I wanted to extend the conversation from last year. I talked about skipping a gym membership and the benefits of working out at home. [...]

Black-Eyed Peas with Coconut Milk and Ethiopian Spices

As we get closer to New Years Day 2019, it's time to look at recipes that bring good luck in the new year.  I did Hoppin' John last year.  This year, I am again using black-eyed peas in a dish.  Black-eyed peas are a symbol of luck in the new year.  I wanted to combine [...]

A New Year’s Day Healthy Treat – Healthy Hoppin’ John

There are lots of dishes around the world that represent prosperity for the coming new year.  One of my favorites is Hoppin' John.  If you're from the southern US, you know this dish very well.  I know southern dishes aren't known for being healthy, but that doesn't mean there aren't a few healthy gems in [...]