Creole Black Eyed Pea Soup

by Lana Stuart on February 24, 2015 · 28 comments

Creole Black Eyed Pea Soup from @NevrEnoughThyme #ProgressiveEats

Today is the last Tuesday of the month and you know what that means, right? Yep, it’s time for Progressive Eats, our group’s monthly virtual dinner party. The theme for February is “Soup’s On!” and is being hosted by Lauren Keating who blogs at Healthy. Delicious. If you need some warming up, we can help!

We’ve had some wild weather around here lately. Nothing like they’ve experienced in the Northeast, but for Georgia it has been exceptional. Two weekends ago, we had an ice storm that left every leaf, twig, and blade of grass encased in a layer of ice. Yes, it was cold (10 degrees), but oh my gosh it was so beautiful! The sun shining on the trees looked like millions of sparkly diamonds everywhere. If your weather is wintry-wild, too, then you’ll really enjoy this month’s selections of delicious soup recipes. Be sure to scroll all the way to the end of this post for links to everyone’s recipes.

It goes without saying that I, of course, had to make something with Southern roots. This Creole Black Eyed Pea Soup, like many Creole and Cajun recipes, begins with the trinity of Louisiana cuisine – onions, celery, and bell pepper. Then some ham, chicken stock, and Creole seasoning goes into the pot along with fresh greens. The result is a soup that will warm you up no matter how icy and cold it might be outside.

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Prime Rib

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Olive and Tomato Whole Wheat Focaccia #TwelveLoaves

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Home baked bread is one of my most favorite things in the world and the process of bread baking is one of the kitchen activities that I enjoy most of all. Proofing the yeast, kneading the dough, watching the rising and, of course, the heavenly smell of the bread itself baking. It’s one of those […]

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Super Bowl Roundup – My 20 Best Game Day Recipes!

January 31, 2015
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So who’s watching the big game tomorrow? Hands going up everywhere! I have to admit…BeeBop and I almost never watch the Super Bowl. Well, the game anyway. Like lots of folks, it’s more about the commercials and the food for us. Neither of us are pro football fans and to tell you the truth, I […]

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Slow Cooker Asian Style Wings

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Ready for the next installment of Progressive Eats? I sure am! It’s time again for our group to put on its monthly virtual dinner with everything from soup to dessert. Modeled after the ever popular progressive dinner, we each choose a course based around a theme and present the complete menu on the last Tuesday […]

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