Theresa's Mixed Nuts: New Year's Lucky Meal: Hoppin' John

Friday, December 28, 2018

New Year's Lucky Meal: Hoppin' John

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Well, another year has come and gone. I'd say for the most part 2018 was a great year for me, so I'll be a little sad to see it go. But, I'm hopeful that momentum of this year will carry through the new one and I'm so excited to see what's in store for 2019. I'm big on superstitions or traditions or whatever you want to call them, and while it may seem silly, when the 1st of the year rolls around we'll be sitting down to dinner with a plate full of New Year Lucky Food. I can't recall the last time black eyed peas weren't on our menu, and we definitely aren't breaking the tradition this year. I've been saving this Hoppin' John recipe from Golden Blossom Honey for a while now, and can't wait to start my new year off with a heaping plate of it in hopes that it does have some magical lucky powers.

Hoppin' John

Even if it doesn't bring in luck, it does nourish the body and tastes great too, so I'd say that's already starting the year off right. Add in a salad and a cornbread muffin and you've already knocked off several items on the lucky food list. This meat-free version is low in fat, so if one of your resolutions is for healthier eating, this is a great recipe to keep on hand for year round healthy dinners. 

Ingredients
1 package (16 ounces) frozen black-eyed peas
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped onions
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
2 tablespoons soy sauce
black pepper to taste

2 cups brown rice, cooked
Garnish:
1 ripe tomato, chopped
1/2 cup smoked Gouda or cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 cup chopped scallions
fresh parsley, chopped

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Hoppin John

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What's your favorite lucky food for New Year's?



25 comments:

  1. Wait what? Black eyed peas aren't black? This is news to me! And peas can be frozen? This is even bigger news to me! Why do they call them black eyed peas?

    The red gold forks look tres lovely and elegant!

    For me 2018 was a year of massive professional disappointments, and I pretty much lost faith in people and goodness and being honest, but my last year horoscope did say this year would be a stepping stone and building up for the future, and now the 2019 horoscope tells me it will be the year to score success and enjoy what was built this year. I'm not optimistic, but I'm guessing it can't get any worse than it already is LOL
    Baba Vanga said Putin will survive assassination, Trump will go deaf, Islam will take over Europe and we will have a contact with Aliens next year.... and she did guess right most of the things this year... so Klingons, welcome!

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    1. They are beans, so the name is confusing. They freeze quite well when cooked. They are called that because of the black center looks like an eyeball pupil, though mine look more brown when cooked.

      I am so sorry you didn't have a good translating year :( I'll keep my fingers crossed that next year brings in a wealth of work and honest people to help propel you forward.

      Sounds like Baba Vanga isn't very optimistic on world events for next year. I saw a funny meme on Facebook about how aliens probably roll up their windows and lock their spaceship doors when they pass Earth. We are a hot mess right now, for sure.

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    2. Just popping over to wish you a Happy New Year, dear, it arrives here before there :) It's already eight in the evening here. I plan to fall asleep before eleven LOL Drink a glass of champagne in my name as well at midnight!

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  2. We don't usually make anything too fancy. Just frozen foods, fruit, veggies, mixed nuts, and cookies.

    It does look good.

    We're still in shambles for New Years. Not many RSVPed to our party. Travis is all blue about the holiday now.

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    1. That's too bad about not getting many RSVPs in yet. Hopefully more people will respond over the weekend. Your New Years parties always sound so fun, I'd be a repeat customer every year :) We're just doing the same old, same old. Board games until midnight with the girls. Low key and quiet.

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  3. That looks so good! I think this is what we'll have for our New Year's Eve dinner this year!

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  4. I'm thinking of making black-eyed peas on January 1st this year. This recipe looks like a better idea!

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  5. Luck and food? hahaha If that were the case here, then I think someone must love me as they screw me out of so called luck enough. This year has been better than some, but not as good as others. I think I'd call this year a Time Suck!

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    1. I had a few time suck moments myself, mostly trying to regroup and reorganize my life. Here's hoping 2019 is a great one for us all!

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  6. Hello from Idaho and stop in from Dark Thoughts of new year meal have set in. But I for New Year breakfast I want to try oyster omelment.
    If you have time stop in for a cup of coffee

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    1. That sounds like something my husband would also like to try for New Year's :)

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  7. I've never heard of that but it sounds good.

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    1. You should try it sometime Mary. Maybe you'd like it :)

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  8. This is the first time I heard about this meal. Seems very interesting to do for New Year! Thanks for the recipe. I'll cook it tonight with my family.

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  9. Ooo that looks delish and healthy! Plus I love the mixture of textures and colors there. I'd love to try making this.

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  10. Wow! I ate Hoppin’ John all of my young life. I was born in South Georgia and my Grandmother made it for News Years dinner. Thank you for bringing such warm memories! It’ll be on my New Year’s table this year.

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    1. Us southern folk do love our traditional comfort meals, don't we? I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!

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  11. Here is to another great year for both of us. Wishing you so much good health, much more travel (so I can see your great pictures) and someone to discover your talent for food and photos that will pay you a bazillion bux. You have a unique talent in those areas that should be shared with the world. :)

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    1. Awe, thank you Rosey! I hope that the New Year is really good to you as well. You know, I am waiting for a friend to open up her own bakery because I am demanding she put out a cookbook that I can photograph for. I think I'm too much of a chicken to pursue it further than that though lol.

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  12. Once you've taken in the unique d├ęcor at these New York venues, the hardest part is to decide whether to go upstairs or downstairs. With a large open floor plan, you'll find bars on both levels, and someone will always come by to serve you matter where you decide to hang out.

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