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Spicy Black-Eyed Pea Curry with Swiss Chard and Roasted Eggplant

Black-eyed peas have long been one of my favorite legumes, adding a welcome earthiness to dishes comprised of tangy, zesty or spicy flavors that make them a wonderful base in curries. In this nourishing curry, earthiness takes the main stage with roasted eggplant and Swiss chard. The eggplant isn’t really …

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Black-Eyed Peas with Coconut Milk, Curry Leaves and Spices

Serving black-eyed peas with collard greens is apparently good luck for the New Year. It’s a tradition in the American South and around the world. Because the beans swell with cooking, the peas are considered to represent growing prosperity in the New Year and are sometimes believed to represent coins …

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Curried Black-Eyed Peas with Mushrooms and Coconut Milk

This is an easy weekday black-eyed pea dish that is mildly spiced. The creamy coconut milk goes so well with earthy black-eyed peas and tones down the heat of the spices. There is really no bean quite like black-eyed peas, and this recipe was the result of a sudden craving …

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Spicy Black-Eyed Pea Sambar

One doesn’t have to be of Indian descent to enjoy Indian cooking and flavors. In fact, although I was born and raised here in Ontario, Canada, it became my favorite cuisine by far to cook and eat only shortly after becoming vegetarian. And considering India has a strong vegetarian culture, …

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