What to Know about Black-Eyed Peas

What to Know About Black Eyed Peas

Not too long ago, I was looking at some of my posts about Black-Eyed Peas. A Black-Eyed Pea & Rice Salad (I loooove that salad!) and since the Holidays are approaching and Black-eyed peas are considered a “lucky” dish for New Year’s, I was thinking too, of the dish, Traditional Black Eyed Peas. Since they have been on my mind, I thought now would be a great day to talk about Black-Eyed Peas, their nutrition, how to shop for them and how to store them.

Black Eyed Pea & Rice Salad

Black Eyed Pea & Rice Salad

Over the years, I have given shopping hints on almost every post. This year, I’ve decided to move forward with my original vision, and cover an ingredient from some of my posts pretty much from top to bottom, with a goal of eventually having my site be a better resource for you. Today, obs, I am choosing Black-eyed peas.

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Cowboy Caviar Salad

Cowboy Caviar Salad

I just recently learned the history of Cowboy Caviar – along with the original recipe. The earliest recipes were basically pickled black-eyed peas with a bit of onion and garlic! While we’ve come a long way since then with all kinds of additions, bottled salad dressing just isn’t one I approve of! But then you probably already knew that if you’re a regular reader! Simple dressings like this are so easy and inexpensive to make at home and there are no worries about strange additives.

Cowboy Caviar Salad

Cowboy Caviar Salad

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