Vegan Caliente

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So why does John hop anyway? June 13, 2009

Filed under: Food Talk — veganshane @ 8:55 pm

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Way back in March,  I gave Kala a copy of the Vegan Soul Kitchen by Bryant Terry, and at long last we made something from it.  The dish of the day:  Creole Hoppin’ John and to add a little green I improvised a spicy sauteed spinach. For the uninitiated Hoppin John is spicy black-eyed peas and rice.

It was a very tasty meal and the only tweak I made was adding a bit more heat to it.  It was fairly easy  although a bit time consuming with soaking the beans and the rice overnight and a longish cooking time the next day.   Besides being good the first night it was amazing the second day, I think I might even like it a bit better on the second day.  This will be a recipe we will try again in the future.

–Shane

Photos by Kala

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