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Hoppin' John

Vegetarian Southern Flavor

Seemingly getting its name from the Haitian Creole "pois pigeon", meaning "black eyed peas", this is a colorful, rustic dish that's full of flavor.

While traditionally this dish is served with rice, the meal is complete on its own - as the beans will provide an adequate amount of carbohydrate on their own, as well as protein and fiber.

In order to keep the dish vegetarian, I used vegetarian bacon to give the dish flavor.

Now, I know some people will ask this, so I'll answer it directly. While vegetarian bacon has less fat than regular bacon or turkey bacon, it is not what I would recommend as a healthy choice that is to be eaten every day. Just like processed meats, this is a high sodium (salt) choice and should be used rarely, in small amounts.

The rest is just lots of fresh vegetables - from carrots to celery, to 3 different colored bell pepper and onion. Yum!

This recipe is part of the 2020 - Week 47 - Southern Flavor Menu . Look under Menus for the other recipes of the series or Subscribe to our mailing list and receive complete weekly menu ideas with everything from the grocery shopping list to all standardized recipes in a menu, as well as an organized Order of Cooking list to save you time in the kitchen.

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