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Spicy Cajun Rice

Spicy Cajun Rice

Serve this dish with steamed greens and roasted or stewed tomatoes, and you’ve got a full-on Southern-style meal. Frozen peppers and onions are used as a time-saving way to season the dish, but you could also use fresh chopped onion and bell pepper.

New Years Black-Eyed Peas and Greens

New Year’s Black-Eyed Peas 
and Greens

“Eat poor on New Year’s, and eat fat the rest of the year,” goes the saying in the American South, where black-eyed peas are eaten at New Year’s for luck and good fortune. The peas are said to represent coins, and are often eaten alongside collard greens, which represent paper money, as well as golden cornbread. 
This version replaces the collards with superfood kale.

Essence of Peach Soup

Essence of Peach Soup

Best when peaches are at their prime, this refreshingly chilled soup is both light and delicate, depending on the peach’s succulent flavor for its success.

Mixed Greens

Mixed Greens

You can find a mix of hearty greens in just about any typical African, Caribbean and southern American meal. Being from the South, I became accustomed to seeing the bottle of vinegar with chile peppers settled at the bottom on the table next to the salt and pepper and a condiment called chow chow pickle. These condiments were used to kick up your greens. You will find these add punch.

Crispy Kale Chips

Crispy Kale Chips

Betcha can't eat just one of these light, crispy snacks. Nutritional yeast gives them a tangy, almost cheesy flavor. If you are concerned about gluten, check to make sure the brand of nutritional yeast you use was grown on beets, not barley.

Strawberry Cobbler

Strawberry Cobbler

Serve this delicately sweet dessert warm or at room temperature, or cover, and refrigerate up to two days.

Citrus Collards with Raisins

Citrus Collards with Raisins

"This is my signature dish," says Chef Bryant Terry proudly. "When it was first published, the recipe was my way of showing you can take traditional cuisine and reinvent it—I grew up on collard greens that weren't considered done unless they'd cooked at least two hours."

Deep South Slaw

Deep South Slaw

The key to perfect coleslaw is a creamy base, a hint of sweetness, a touch of tangy vinegar, and, in the case of Cajun versions, a little kick from hot sauce or cayenne pepper.

Picnic Caviar

Picnic Caviar

There's nothing fishy about this combination of beans, corn, and peppers. The easy-to-make gem gets better as it marinates in its sweet-'n'-spicy dressing.

Callaloo with Hot Pepper Vinegar

Callaloo with Hot Pepper Vinegar

Callaloo refers to amaranth, a leafy vegetable cooked the same way greens are cooked in the southern United States. For a similar taste and texture, we made the dish using a half-and-half mix of collard greens and spinach.

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