Get your good luck on…any day of the year!
Though I created this recipe for New Year’s Day, it is too tasty, quick, and healthful to only roll out once a year.
I am happy to share black eyed peas like you’ve never had them for good luck throughout the new year and great taste in the present moment:
Creamy Vegan Middle Eastern Black-Eyed Pea Dip or Spread
1/2 red or yellow onion, diced
1-15.5 ounce can black eyed peas, rinsed and drained
Pinch sea salt
8 ounces tofu, silken (dip) or firm regular (spread), patted dry
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon Everything Bagel seasoning
Barely cover the bottom of a large skillet with water and saute onion, stirring, with a pinch of sea salt until it begins to soften, about 2 minutes. Add black eyed peas and continue sauteing until onion is soft and water is evaporated. Place all ingredients in bowl of food processor and process until smooth. Serve garnished with a sprinkling of smoked paprika and, if you have on hand, a few pomegranate seeds. Serve with pita points, regular or fried, pita or bagel chips, or raw vegetables.
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Yield: 4 cups (about 60 calories per quarter cup)
Broccoli-Cheese Dip is everyone’s favorite that needs no preamble, except this: my dairy-free version is rich and creamy but the flavor of broccoli and cheese shines through. Serve it a little thinner, and you have the tastiest soup with no tongue-coating, flavor-masking dairy. Just the perfect savory balance of aged and smoky cheddars, aromatic onion and garlic, and fresh, herby broccoli.
I medium-large onion, diced
2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups vegetable broth or stock
16 ounces riced broccoli, purchased or homemade in food processor (I buy at Whole Foods)
2 cups grated vegan cheddar
4 slices–or 4 ounces–vegan smoked gouda, torn into small pieces
Optional: if you like a bit of tanginess, 2 tablespoons vegan Parmesan with other cheeses
2 tablespoons 10-calorie/tablespoon Blooming Platter Mayo (at TheBloomingPlatter.com) or your favorite creamy base, e.g. vegan mayo, vegan cream cheese, cashew cream, etc.
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Accompaniments: raw veg, chips, crackers, or bread
Place onion, garlic, and garlic powder in a large skillet. Add enough broth just to cover bottom of skillet. Saute over medium heat, stirring, for 3 or so minutes until onion is tender. Add broccoli and remaining broth, and simmer 5 to 7 minutes or until very tender. Reduce heat to low, add cheeses, and stir frequently until melted. Stir in Blooming Platter Mayo or favorite creamy goodness. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper. If serving as a dip, continue cooking until desired consistency is reached. You may also bake at 350 for 20 minutes with or without additional grated cheese on top. Serve with the accompaniments of choice. If serving as a soup, add additional vegetable broth, if desired, and heat through.
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