This is a Southern classic done California style. Hoppin’ John actually has a rich history, which one legend says started in 1841 when a crippled black man known as Hoppin’ John sold the dish on the streets of Charleston. The dish has African/French/Caribbean roots and eating it on New Year’s Day is supposed to bring a prosperous year filled with good luck.
The Hoppin’ John ingredients symbolize different things. For instance, the tomatoes will help to bring good health while the peas symbolize coins. The greens are supposed to add wealth to the new year. And when eaten with cornbread, which is the Southern tradition, this is supposed to further symbolize wealth.
Here’s an easy way to make a delicious Parmesan Chicken. It’s a great dish for a cool day and you can pair it with the Roasted Brussel Sprouts recipe for a complete meal. To make this gluten-free, simply replace the croutons and marinara sauce with gluten-free varieties.
Cozy Up To A Warm Bowl Of Taco Chili. We’ve had this Turkey Taco Chile done gluten-free style and it’s terrific. The only changes we made to make sure it was gluten-free were to replace the ranch salad dressing mix with a dry soup mix and use a gluten-free chicken broth. We topped it with some cheddar cheese and served it over buckwheat. It was terrific!