Ingredient: bell peppers

Kitchen Basics, Pasta & Noodles, Salads, Sandwiches, Vegetables

Kitchen Basics: Roasting Bell Peppers (or any peppers!)

Roasting bell peppers is an easy way to cook them for adding to sandwiches, salads, pasta or other veggie dishes. There are a few ways to roast peppers, with variations in how to cut the peppers, mostly. You can roast them whole or halved, but I like this method, for a few reasons: 1) It’s […]

hoppin' john black-eyed peas
Cajun Cuisine, Entrees, Gluten Free Option, Lunch & Dinner, New Year's Eve, Southern US Cuisine, Stove Top Dishes

Hoppin’ John Black-Eyed Peas

No one is sure where Hoppin’ John black-eyed peas originated. Some believe the recipe may have come from Louisiana and the French Creole name for pigeon peas, which are similar to black-eyed peas. The French Creole term for pigeon peas is “pois a pigeon,” which is pronounced “pwah peeJon.” This explanation makes great sense to me. […]