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.
Photos by Kala