Black-eyed Pea Soup (Cajun-inspired, Vegetarian)

Pot of black-eyed pea soup with a wooden spoon

I grew up eating black-eyed peas and cornbread on New Year’s day, but wishing for good luck and prosperity are not the only reasons to try this recipe. It’s simple, substantial, and flavorful. You can also make it with fresh or frozen vegetables. I made this batch with celeriac from the freezer, frozen bell peppers, […]

Ode to the Glass Peanut Butter Jar

Glass peanut butter jars filled with cooked chickpeas

Glass peanut butter jars are a bonus gift–not unlike the cotton sacks flour used to come in. These jars are sturdy and versatile, and most glass peanut butter jar lids are interchangeable, which is another reason to love them.   How can you make use of glass peanut butter jars? Glass peanut butter jars are […]

Basic Black Beans

Ziploc baggie full of uncooked black beans

Yellow or orange bell peppers are particularly nice in this dish. When they are abundant in the summer, I highly recommend freezing as many as you can so you have them on hand as long as possible (see post link below for how to freeze bell peppers). Fresh-frozen celeriac is another way to get a […]