Vegetarian Hoppin’ John

January 01, 2010 By: Megabeth Category: Main Dishes

There are many legends on what to eat when ringing in a new year and black eyed peas always top the list. Eat some black eyed peas to bring good luck and prosperity in the new year.  I’ll try it and see what happens. Either way, this recipe is a spicy, warm meal on a cold winter night. Of course, the original Hoppin’ John requires some pork, but this is made with vegetarian sausage. You’ll never miss the meat. This also makes a heck of a lot so you won’t go hungry if you’re feeding this to a crowd.

Vegetarian Hoppin’ John
By Megabeth

  • 2 15 oz cans organic black eyed peas, drained
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced organic tomatoes
  • 1 4 oz can green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 32 oz vegetable stock
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups long grain rice, uncooked
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 8 ounces vegetarian sausage, crumbled

Empty black eyed peas, tomatoes (include the liquid) and green chilies into slow cooker. Add spices and one cup vegetable broth. Stir to combine. Cover and heat on low for 3-4 hours.

Vegetarian Hoppin John

Add long grain rice and the rest of the vegetable broth. Heat for another hour or two. Add more water or vegetable broth if mixture dries out.

About 15 minutes before serving, brown vegetarian sausage in olive oil over medium high heat.

Add to mixture in slow cooker. Stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings accordingly.

Saucy Lime Potatoes

June 25, 2009 By: Megabeth Category: Side Dishes

The tartness of the lime juice and the spiciness of the chilies makes this a unique way to serve potatoes. About a year ago, I purchased a chopper/dicer thing that makes chopping go so much faster.  By using that gizmo, I was able to prep this dish in no time flat. What made it even faster was the fact that I still had some leftover romesco sauce that I used instead of tomato sauce.

Saucy Lime Potatoes
Summer Cookery

Rohini Singh

  • 6 largish potatoes, boiled, peeled, and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, preferably unsalted
  • 1/2-3/4 teaspoons black pepper, preferably freshly ground
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander (I used cumin instead)
  • 1-2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt to taste

Gently melt the butter in a pan.

saucy lime potatoes

Add all the ingredients except the potatoes and lime juice. Stir and cook until the fat separates. This takes only a few minutes.

saucy lime potatoes

Add the potatoes and stir to coat each well. Fry for 5-7 minutes and longer if you like them crisper.

saucy lime potatoes

Add the lime juice and stir to coat evenly.


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