Vegan Hoppin’ John 2 Ways


Vegan Hoppin’ John 2 Ways

We are hoppin’ into 2018 with two delicious and Vegan Hoppin’ John recipes.  With these two fantastic recipes at your fingertips, you are sure to have a prosperous year full of good luck!  So grab your black-eyed peas and collard greens and keep reading so you can pick one of the Vegan Hoppin’ John 2 ways recipes, or make them both, we did!

Hoppin’ John Freekeh

We’ve used freekeh before, Pizza Freekeh or Cajun Freekeh with Kale, but this time we pair it with some traditional New Year ingredients for a winning combination perfect to bring you a prosperous 2018!

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Hoppin' John Freekeh

Black Eyed Peas, Collard, Greens, and Freekeh come together in this flavorful, hearty, comfort dish, perfect for New Year's Day! Happy New Year!

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Ingredients
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup freekeh
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 can black-eyed peas drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 bunch collard greens, de-stemmed chopped
  • 4 oz Chorizo Seitan We use 1/2 the pack from Upton's Naturals
  • 1 bay leaf
  • splash red wine vinegar
Instructions
  1. Sauté the onions until soft

  2. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds

  3. Add vegetable broth and water and bring to a boil

  4. Add freekeh

  5. Stir in spices and add the rest of the ingredients

  6. Cook until Freekeh is tender, and most of the liquid is absorbed; about 20 minutes

  7. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.

  8. Stir in a splash of red wine vinegar

  9. Remove bay leaf, stir, and serve with sauerkraut, hot sauce, and red wine vinegar.

Hoppin’ John & Rice Soup

Who doesn’t love a soup full of hearty ingredients like collard greens, black-eyed peas, and rice when celebrating the New Year.  In our neck of the woods, the temperatures are barely out of the teens, so this is PERFECT for our New Year’s Celebrations!

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Hoppin' John & Rice Soup

A VegInspired twist, black-eyed peas, collard greens, and rice join forces in this flavorful and hearty soup.  Happy New Year!

Course: Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Ingredients
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can black-eyed peas drained, rinsed
  • 1/2 bunch collards, de-stemmed chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 to 3 1/2 cups cooked brown rice (great way to use up some leftovers)
  • splash Red Wine Vinegar
Instructions
  1. Sauté onions until soft

  2. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds

  3. Add the rest of the ingredients

  4. Bring to a boil and simmer for 7-10 minutes

  5. Remove from heat, stir in a splash of red wine vinegar, remove bay leaf

  6. Serve with vinegar, hot sauce, and sauerkraut.

We can not express our gratitude enough for your continued support of VegInspired!  We wish you a healthy, happy, and plant-filled new year!  Let’s make 2018 great together!

Eat More Plants!

Live VegInspired!

XO,

Kathy & John

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