Holiday Recipes Vegetarian Hoppin' John

Published on December 28th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe

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Vegetarian Black Eyed Pea Recipes for the New Year

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Vegetarian Hoppin' John

The Southern tradition of eating black eyed peas on New Year’s day goes all the way back to the Civil War, when the folks in Vicksburg discovered a store of black eyed peas that saved the town from starvation. A bowl of Hoppin’ John has since become a New Year’s tradition.

Black eyed peas are more than a good luck food. They’re loaded with folic acid, vitamins, and fiber and are a great vegetarian source of protein. Here are 5 recipes featuring this nutritional superstar that are sure to bring you some luck in 2011!

1. Hoppin’ John

This is the classic New Year’s Day black eyed peas dish, and Whole Foods shares a tasty vegan version!

>>Next: Black Eyed Peas and Leeks


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Hi there! I'm Becky Striepe, a green crafter and vegan foodie living in Atlanta, Georgia with my husband and two cats. My mission is to make eco-friendly crafts and vegan food accessible to anyone who wants to give them a go. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .



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