Ready for a prosperous year ahead? Don't take chances and break from tradition. Serve black-eyed peas and walnut lettuce wraps for a fun, festive and healthy holiday dish!
A dish for good health and good fortune!
In case you didn't know, serving black-eyed peas on New Year's Day is a tradition that is said to help usher in luck and prosperity in the year ahead. This is a Southern tradition, but one that has spread far and wide. Often served with greens and cornbread, black-eyed peas are tasty served just about any way you'd like!
Take this time to sit and enjoy dinner with family and friends. This could be a great way to start the New Year off right -- family dinner time! Earlier this year, Anderson Cooper started the "Anderson" Family Dinner Challenge where he committed to spending at least one dinner a week, cooking and eating with family and friends. He encouraged families around the country to participate, too. The ground rules:
Why not give it a try with your family, too. Whether or not you follow Anderson Cooper's rules, the idea is simply to spend time together over dinner.
This black-eyed pea recipe is a healthy, traditional option for a New Year's Day meal, and a good start to a few resolutions for the year ahead!
Black-eyed peas and walnut lettuce wraps recipe
Recipe adapted from California Walnuts.
Start the year off on the right foot! Here's to good food, good times and a good year ahead!
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