Growing up in the South we always had black eyed peas for dinner on New Year’s Day. My family always had mashed potatoes too. It was just tradition. The New Year’s dinner was always one of my favorite holiday meals. Maybe it’s because mashed potatoes are one of my favorite foods and I love any chance to eat them.
Being vegan I still love the traditional New Years food. I’ve added the traditional cornbread and greens to the mix though.
The feast for 2021 included chickpea cutlets (the color is a bit deeper of a red because I used mushroom soy sauce in the mix) from Veganomicon, skillet corn bread also from Veganomicon, hottie black-eyed peas and greens from Appetite for Reduction (with extra hot sauce), and mashed potatoes.