This is one of those times I wish I was a food blogger with amazing skills to do this recipe justice visually. I wish I had one of those photos that showed how DELICIOUS this dish is. But, I don’t! So PLEASE take my word for it!
We wanted to make the traditional Black Eyed Peas for New Year’s Day…. channeling our inner “southernness”. But having just started The Daniel Plan, I needed it to be healthy. So I decided to forgo old recipes and try my own version. I gotta say, I’m super proud of this! I got rave reviews from my
fans family on this one…..
First up, COCONUT OIL! Having just learned that olive oil is not the best choice for high cooking temperatures, I started with what is a great healthy alternative, coconut oil. And NO it doesn’t make the dish taste like coconuts!
I added plenty of fresh veggies, ham from Moody’s (a great Indy butcher that sells meat from their own farm — LOVE knowing where my food comes from and that it’s been humanely raised and processed), and plenty of spice.
So don’t let the pictures fool you…. this recipe is a keeper….
I allowed this to cook down quite a bit, so we ate this as is. But it would also be great over brown rice or quinoa.