Meatless Monday / Soups

Oprah Goes Meatless/Black-eyed Pea & Jalapeno Soup Recipe

When Oprah goes meatless, people stand up and take note. In the few weeks since Oprah did a show on going vegetarian/vegan, there has been a wave, I would liken it to a Tsunami as compared to what we saw before, of people who are giving going meatless, even if only one day a week, a try.

The cows, chickens, pigs, fish, goats, sheep, all the creatures of the world can breathe of sigh of relief – Oprah is on their side. Thanks O!

Oprah made available a number of great resources for those of you thinking about making those first steps or those who are looking to take even larger steps to a plant-based diet.   Here is a link to one of the sources: Kathy Freston’s Meal Plans (3 Weeks worth of meals to help you plan) from her book: Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World.  A great help to all of us!

Our Meatless Monday recipe today is…

Spicy Black-eyed Pea & Jalapeno Soup

2 T olive oil
2 cups chopped white onion
2 jalapeno peppers
1 habanera pepper or some combination of peppers to taste
28 oz can petite diced tomatoes with juice
1 T. garlic from jar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
4 ½ cups water
4 vegetable bouillon cubes
5 cups black-eye peas drained (buy 4 cans to get 5 cups) 


Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil on low until translucent – about 10 minutes.  Add peppers, tomatoes (with juice), salt, and pepper, and sauté.  Add water and bouillon cubes; stir to dissolve.  Add 5 cups black-eyed peas (without juice).  Heat through.  Sprinkle cheese on each serving.  Serve with torts and Tabasco.

Have a peaceful Monday!


8 thoughts on “Oprah Goes Meatless/Black-eyed Pea & Jalapeno Soup Recipe

  1. Thanks to everyone for your patience with my late posting today. We had another tornado event last night which resulted in a period of “being scared” (based on what happened to our hood on New Year’s Eve, plus the power went out (again) until 2am. I was only halfway through today’s post went the power went out and the rest is history :).

  2. I saw that Oprah was going meatless for a bit along with her entire staff how neat is that! I am still meatless…I tend to eat junk if i`m hungry where I would eat chicken before if I was hungry. So I definitely need to get better so I can be meatless and lose weight!


  3. That is pretty good post late or not. The soup sounds pretty good also, will give it a try.

    Heard you guys had another bout with tornados. I agree with Dana move away but come to my home, not to her home. Maybe we all could move to Hawaii or somewhere warm. Hope your night is better.

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