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Friday, February 4, 2011

Sign of the Times

A friend of mine on Facebook posted this...what? Party Poopers. It is snowing here as I write. Big, fat beautiful flakes. Love it. But, I know, I know...LOTS of you don't!!

And, speaking of parties. It is Super Bowl weekend and maybe you are thinking that by being a plant-based eater, you are going to miss out on all the fun.  Ha, you may even be told "You're no fun anymore!" You, with your plate of raw carrots, well, may feel like a party pooper yourself....on the sidelines of all the action. Outside the box. Well, here is another sign of the times. No more herd mentality. If plant-based eating is a fit for you...

Game on! Give a cheer! You can treat yourself to the best eats in the house. On this morning they have the top10 bean for each touchdown the Steelers are going to make. Fix up one or three and take them wherever you want to party. Just say no to those cocktails weiners, oh, and to the lid on the box as well.

This recipe is a tip of the hat to the Super Bowl hosts. And, not a mention of cheese...just cannot risk the association! Have a great weekend! And don't forget to brush up on your Pittsburghese...see post from January 21, Tasty Bilingualism for a quickie language course.

Texas Caviar (makes lots and the black and gold colors are perfect!!!)

3 (15 ounce) cans black-eyed peas, rinsed well and drained
1 cup chopped, roasted red bell peppers
1 small yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
1 cup thinly sliced green onions
1 tablespoon Tabasco
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 cup loosely, packed chopped parsley
2 serrano chilies, minced
4 large garlic cloves, crushed
1 large tomato, coarsely chopped
6 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Combine peas, bell peppers, green onions, Tabasco, Worcestershire Sauce, parsley, chilies, garlic, tomato, vinegar and olive oil in a non-reactive bowl and mix well. Chill at least 8 hours or longer. When ready, stir in black pepper and let come to room temperature.  You may also want to add in some cumin. Serve with tortilla chips. Make 10 cups.

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