New Year Recipes

Ahhhh the holidays … There’s one last celebration — New Years. Traditional New Years fare — such as Hoppin’ John — is supposed to bring good luck and collard greens brings good fortune. This one has a twist because its vegan. Here goes:


Hoppin’ John

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh black eye pees
  • 8 oz. slice mushrooms
  • 3 tbps oil
  • 4 whole carrots peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 celery stock roughly chopped
  • 1 whole vidalia onion roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 15 oz. diced frie roasted tomatoes
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Quarter teaspoon turmeric
  • Quarter teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/8 teaspoon Chile powder
  • 2 cups veggie stock
  • Chopped scallions for garnish
  • 6 cups cooked brown rice for serving

Directions:

  • In medium sauce pan, heat olive oil, add carrots, celery. And onion; cook about 10 minutes when onion is translucent, then add garlic and mushrooms and cook mushrooms until they are golden brown.
  • Add fire roasted tomato, smoked paprika, turmeric, cayenne, Chile powder, veggie stock and fresh black eyed pees to the pan. Bring mixture to a simmer over medium heat, then cover and cook until pees are just tender. Remove the lid and continue to cook until liquid has reduced to half. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve over teamed rice garnish with scallions

Collard Greens

Ingredients:

  • 5 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 whole vidalia onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 3 cloves  garlic minced
  • 2-3 cups veggie broth
  • 1 teaspoon smoked sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 pounds collard greens( take spin out and chopped)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Coated a larger deep skillet or pot with olive oil
  • Sauté onions until golden brown, then add garlic and red pepper, simmer until tender and fragrant, about 2-3 minutes
  • Add in veggie stock
  • Season broth with red pepper flakes and smoked salt
  • Taste and adjust seasons if needed
  • Bring to simmer then reduce heat
  • Add in the greens, greens will wilt down as they cook
  • Simmer 30 minutes to an hour depending on desired tenderness
  • Add more smoked salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes if desired