This is a quick and easy dish that I like to whip up when I need some vegetarian protein, but don't have a lot of time. I use canned black-eyed peas when I'm in a hurry, but you can also soak your own dried legumes. It reminds me a bit of the Middle Eastern Ful Mudammas with fava beans. The ingredient quantities are really just 'to taste', so it's hard to mess up.
Try this dish on New Year's Day for prosperity and good luck in the coming year! —clcatto
cans black-eyed peas (cowpeas) drained and rinsed