Jamie says: Happy New Year! I can’t believe 2009 is almost over. It was a great year. I just want to say thank you to everyone who has ever read our blog. It’s so wonderful to have readers who enjoy following our food adventures.
For a lucky 2010, I decided to make a black-eyed pea recipe for our New Year’s Eve party tonight. My family has never really been into the black-eyed peas for the new year tradition, but for some reason I embraced it this year.
Here’s the recipe I came up with: two 15.5 oz cans black-eyed peas (drained), 1 medium tomato (diced), 1/3 cup fresh cilantro (chopped), 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1/4 tsp sea salt, and a dash of pepper. Chill in the refrigerator and serve alone or with corn chips. I had a spoon or two already, and it’s wonderful. The fresh cilantro is key; it adds a garden-fresh flavor.
Nutrition note: Most people can use some more vegetables in their diet, and beans can be a good meat substitute, too. 1/2 cup of black-eyed peas has 4 g of fiber (17% Daily Value), 8 grams of protein, and 10% of the Daily Value of iron- all for 110 calories.
I wish you all a happy and healthy 2010!