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FOOD FOR THE SOUL: Finding flavor, prosperity in Black-Eyed Peas

January 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Food

Recipe by Executive Celebrity Chef DOMINIQUE SOLOMON
Executive Celebrity Chef Dominique Solomon kicks it up a few notches with her amazing, full-of-flavor recipe for black-eyed peas. It is so special, that she only whips it out at New Year’s.
Black-eyed peas are known to symbolize good luck, good fortune and prosperity. “My clients and I love to welcome all the good health, fortune and prosperity we can get,” says Solomon. “Just when you think you had it all with the good fortune and prosperity in the mix, black-eyed peas are the perfect addition to many healthy recipes, such as dips and salads. They contain dependable sources of nutrients, antioxidants and folic acid — which is linked to a lower risk of heart disease, colon, lung, prostate and cervical cancer, depression, dementia and neural-tube birth defects in newborns.”

People in search of an excellent New Year’s recipe will be certain that they’ve stumbled upon some good luck after eating these black-eyed peas! For more information on this healthy, flavorful recipe, and many others, visit

Serves 6

4 scallions, chopped
1 medium carrot, diced
1 celery rib, diced
1⁄2 medium red bell pepper, diced
2 fresh large garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 bay leaves
3 teaspoons dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon hot red-pepper flakes
2 tablespoons Crazy Cajun spice
Sea salt and fresh smoked ground black pepper to taste
2 (15-ounce) cans of organic black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1 3/4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1⁄2 cup dry white wine

Cook scallions, carrot, celery, bell pepper, garlic, bay leaves, thyme, red-pepper flakes, Cajun Crazy Spice, sea salt and fresh smoked ground black pepper, in skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are pale and golden, about 10 minutes. Add black-eyed peas and broth. Simmer five minutes, transfer to a serving dish and enjoy!


One Response to “FOOD FOR THE SOUL: Finding flavor, prosperity in Black-Eyed Peas”
  1. nootropics says:

    Very interesting info!Perfect just what I was searching for!

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