Archive | December, 2014

Recipe Round-up: Gettin’ Lucky with Black-Eyed Peas

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blackeyed peas2Ah, the humble black-eyed pea. I love that we start our year with this non-glamorous legume as a symbol of good luck and prosperity for the new year – kicking off the year grounded to tradition and simple food as a way forward to bigger and better things. I know not everyone share’s my enthusiasm, but I love everything about black-eyed peas from shelling the peas to their earthy flavor, and I look forward to a heaping helping of beans on New Year’s Day.

As Lillian and I scoured the internet for recipes, we found some great new ideas. The primer from Livestrong is a great place to start if you haven’t cooked dried peas before. I can’t wait to make the paella from Virginia Willis’ blog  and the fritters look like the perfect recipe for that family member or friend who isn’t a big fan of black-eyed peas. Personally, I see a batch of the hummus in my future for my football binge watching.

Do you have a favorite black-eyed pea recipe? Share it with us and we’ll add it to our Pinterest board.

Happy New Year and cheers to a prosperous 2015!

How to Cook Dried Black-eyed Peas in a Slow Cooker, Livestrong

Black-eyed Pea Paella, Virginia Willis

Black-eyed Peas and Pancetta with Pickled Okra, In Monkey Slippers

 Accara (Black-eyed Pea Fritters), Cooking with Siri

Grilled Shrimp with Black-eyed Peas and Chimichurri, Food & Wine

Black-eyed Pea Hummus, Kalyn’s Kitchen

Black-eyed Pea and Collard Green Soup, The Gallery Gourmet

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Eat Drink Local Week

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Edible Austin Eat Drink Local Week 2014
December 6-13

The 8th annual Edible Austin Eat Drink Local Week (EDLW)  is upon us! EDLW celebrates local food with events designed to encourage support for farm-to-table restaurants and home cooking with local, seasonal ingredients. Proceeds from EDLW benefit the Sustainable Food Center and Urban Roots.

This year’s lineup:

Kick off for Eat Drink Local Week
Saturday, December 6, 10am
SFC Farmers Market – Downtown

Join Edible Austin for the kick off of Eat Drink Local week with a Proclamation by the City of Austin and a community picnic. Support the amazing local food artisans at the market and build yourself a locally foraged brunch spread, all taking place at the cafe tents by the music stage.

An Evening with Dan Barber
Monday, December 8, 7pm
Paramount Theater

Dan Barber will come to the Paramount Theatre to talk about his new book, “The Third Plate,” which moves beyond farm-to-table to offer a revolutionary way of eating. Musical guest Michael Fracasso will open the show and after the show enjoy a book signing and pop-up farmers market. Dan Barber is a world-renowned chef, winner of multiple James Beard awards and was named one of Time magazines 100 Most Influential People in the World. Tickets and more information here.

Harvest Dinner
Tuesday, December 9, 6:30pm
Palm Door

Enjoy a dinner from Pink Avocado Catering and Bread & Circus Supper Club in downtown Austin at the Plam Door. Dinner featuring a seasonal, local feast served family style. Purchase tickets and see full menu!

Five Days of Giveaways
December 8-12

Edible Austin will host a five-day social media giveaway with daily giveaways from a different local business, including Wayward Chocolat, JuiceLand, Royer’s Pie Haven, Blue Lux Fashion and more. Be sure you’re following #EDLW14 for the latest info!


If you can’t make it out to any of the EDLW events this year make sure you check out Edible Austin’s  Local Sourcing Restaurant Guide and Farmers Market Guide to support the local food community during EDLW and all year long.


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