It's hard to say whether black-eyed peas invite good fortune, whether coin-like lentils and gold-colored cornbread bring wealth, or whether a long soba noodle means a long life. But it's equally as hard to say that any of these are not true.
So why not cover all of your bases? Eat 12 grapes (one for each month) at midnight (and hope that none are sour), have a pork cutlet because pigs symbolize progress, and toast yourself a bagel (because it's round and the year has come full circle, and also because when someone tells you to eat a bagel, you do it). If 2015 is your best year yet, you can attribute it to one of these 11 recipes.
Grape, Almond, and Olive Oil Cake by Gourtmetphd
Vegan Hoppin' John by Gena Hamshaw
Farro with Roasted Sweet Potato, Kale and Pomegranate Seeds by Ann S
Judy Rodgers' Lentils Braised in Red Wine by Nicholas Day
Peanut Soba Noodle Salad by Nicki
Vera Obias' Cheddar & Black Pepper Cornbread by Genius Recipes
Whole Baked Fish in Sea Salt with Parsley Gremolata by TasteFood
Herb-Crusted Pork Chops with Balsamic Onions by erinmcdowell
Black-Eyed Pea Cassoulet by Kayb
Homemade Bagels by Kenzi Wilbur
Mushroom-Lentil Tacos with Tahini Yogurt Sauce by Kendra Vaculin
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