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From: Marie Oser (
Subject:         (VEGAN) HOPPIN' JOHN, New Year's Day Dish that brings Good Luck
Date: December 26, 2008 at 9:30 pm PST

According to the legend, if you serve this dish on New Year's Day you'll have
plenty of pocket change in the New Year. If served with Collard Greens you’ll
have plenty of folding money, too.

Enlightened Hoppin’ John
from The Enlightened Kitchen, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., © Marie Oser
6 servings

1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
2 serrano chilies, seeded and minced
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1/2 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
1 cup sliced baby carrots
1 (6 ounce package) Veggie Canadian Bacon, diced
1 (15 ounce can) black eyed peas
2 cups cooked brown rice
1 (14 1/2 ounce can) Mexican stewed tomatoes
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon dried thyme

(For dry beans: Sort, rinse and cover 1 cup beans with at least 3 inches of
water and soak overnight. Discard soaking water and cook beans for 40
minutes in a quart of water.)

In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium high heat. Add chilies, garlic,
onion, bell pepper, celery, and carrots. Saute` vegetables for 5 minutes. Add
veggie bacon. Cook mixture 8 minutes, stirring frequently. Add black-eyed
peas and rice, stirring to mix thoroughly. Add tomatoes and seasonings.
Reduce heat to simmer. Cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove bay
leaves before serving.

Enlightened Hoppin’ John
Nutrition Analysis: per serving: 1 1/2 cups
Protein 13 g., Carbohydrate 38 g.,Fiber:6g., Fat: 2 g., Sat. Fat 0g Cholesterol
0 mg, Calcium:112 mg., Sodium: 411 mg.
Calories 222,
from protein: 23%, from Carbohydrate.: 68%, from Fat: 9%

Traditional Hoppin’ John
Nutrition Analysis: per serving: 1 1/2 cups
Protein 12g, Carbohydrate 32g, Fiber 5g, Fat 15 g, Sat. Fat 4g Cholesterol
23 mg, Calcium 109 mg, Sodium 910 mg
Calories 318
from Protein: 16%, from Carbohydrate:41%, from Fat: 44%

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