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Black eyed pea - more green pea-like or bean?

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Created December 24, 2011 at 3:58 AM

With New Year's approaching, I can't help but think of black eyed peas (and much bacon and ham) and what the Paleosphere thinks of them. I know some accept that the green pea, like the green bean, while legume is less problematic than some legumes. Something tells me the black eyed pea does not fit this more favorable profile (hunch more than anything). Thoughts? Regardless of the answer, I think a pot with much pork is in my New Year's future.

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on December 27, 2011
at 11:23 PM

Dang right, juba. Collard greens, black eyed peas and ham hocks are all part of soul cuisine, the type that stick to your ribs. I used to love cornbread and biscuits; now I just stick to pulled pork, ribs w/o BBQ sauce and kale and colalrd greens.

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on December 26, 2011
at 04:42 PM

I don't miss much eating Paleo, but I miss me some good cornbread. That might just need to make it in. Thanks for a great answer.

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on December 25, 2011
at 04:09 PM

I had no problems at all from them, and BTW the texture was quite different that eating baked dried beans. That pasty texture wasn't there and they were more like eating very young peas or green beans.

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on December 25, 2011
at 04:08 PM

+1 What a nice holiday message, Firestorm! And a great one to remember always.

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on December 25, 2011
at 03:02 AM

I eat black-eyed peas, too. In my soup. I also eat lentils. Legumes do not bother me, as long as I stick to green peas, split peas, lentils, and black-eyed peas. Beans do seem to bother me.

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on December 25, 2011
at 02:41 AM

Apparently, it's just you and me Nance. I'm planning a pot. To heck with it. I might have more pork in the pot than legume, but I think that's a good trade.

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on December 24, 2011
at 04:00 AM

I ate a spoonful at a buffet tonight. I'll be interested in the responses too.

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on December 26, 2011
at 04:22 PM

Hoppin John! A Southern dish eaten on NYD to bring on a lucky prosperous year. The peas represent coins. The collards money. If cornbread is incorporated that is for wealth as its the colour of gold. Oh! and the piggy because they root forward when foraging, represents positive motion. Neat, right?

Ham hocks, bacon, hot sauce. With or without cornbread or rice. This is something we ate growing up and a tradition that I have carried on. Something tasty warm and comforting that is a once a year specialty, I don't believe it will impede your goals, so share with your friends, have a lovely day, and enjoy. Good food and friends - what better way to bring in the new year?

PS: I recommend doing a triple pork threat of hock, jowl, bacon, and eating it all with a big spoon.

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on December 27, 2011
at 11:23 PM

Dang right, juba. Collard greens, black eyed peas and ham hocks are all part of soul cuisine, the type that stick to your ribs. I used to love cornbread and biscuits; now I just stick to pulled pork, ribs w/o BBQ sauce and kale and colalrd greens.

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

(3717)

on December 26, 2011
at 04:42 PM

I don't miss much eating Paleo, but I miss me some good cornbread. That might just need to make it in. Thanks for a great answer.

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on December 27, 2011
at 08:59 PM

A legume that makes you want to shake your booty on New Year's Eve? I don't see anything wrong with that.

black-eyed-pea---more-green-pea-like-or-bean?

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on December 25, 2011
at 12:27 PM

Enjoy them. They may not be paleo, but one of the things I've learned is that tradition, and the joy it brings to our lives, is at least as important as a regimented diet.

Enjoy them in moderation, as a once-a-year treat... keep yourself as close to a healthy diet as you can, without stressing out over restrictions. Don't gorge on them... but share in the treat and the fellowship in equal measure, and may your life be glorious!

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on December 25, 2011
at 04:08 PM

+1 What a nice holiday message, Firestorm! And a great one to remember always.

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