A fresh take on this traditional New Year’s Day dish featuring festive red rice, black-eyed peas, fresh parsley, and a smoky cashew-tahini sauce. Liquid smoke stands in for bacon, so you start the New Year super-healthy. Why is Hoppin John supposed to bring luck? It’s a holdover from the Middle Ages, when beans or peas […]
A few weeks ago our trip to the Big Island of Hawai’i happened to coincide with a local food event: Mealani’s Taste of the Hawai’ian Range. A special thanks to Fern Gavelek and Mealani’s Taste of the Range/Hilton Waikaloa Village for hosting us. We got a fantastic overview of the eco-friendly movement happening on the […]
Subtle flavors combine with a super-easy cooking method to create a simple but savory pot of flageolet beans that can be eaten alone, as a side, or as the base of any bean dish. The bright flavors of parsley, lemon, and garlic combine in a topping called gremolata, waking up this comforting dish.