Recipes for Luck in the New Year

on December 29, 2011

Black-Eyed Peas with Capers

Want to keep the New Year’s Day luck going? Make this wonderfully tasty dish and eat for days! Salty capers and feta make for one incredible bite you will want to eat again and again. Get the Recipe

Pork Chops with Sage and White Beans

Pork and beans are as tasty as they are lucky in this dish. Sage and lemon bring out the earthy flavors of the pork, while also creating an aromatic experience you will remember the whole year. Get the Recipe

Pork Chops with Orange and Thyme

Good luck pork never tasted so good. The citrus flavors of the orange complements the pork perfectly, while the thyme freshens up the taste with a burst of herbal aroma. This dish is a true sensory experience, as good to look at and smell as it is to taste. Get the Recipe

Mushroom and Black-Eyed Pea Ragout

Eat this vegetarian option for all the luck, but none of the beef. Savory shitake mushrooms and black-eyed peas work together to create an intricate flavor for the refined palate. The greens only increase your luck! Get the Recipe

Dark Leafy Greens with Caramelized Onions, Raisins and Maple Walnuts

Bring some lightness to dark leafy greens with this dish. Red onions, raisins and walnuts drenched in maple syrup create dynamic sweetness against the earthy backdrop of greens. Makes a fantastic side item or salad. Get the Recipe

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Gingered Jezebel Sauce

Give your guests something to remember with this juicy, fruity dish. The Jezebel sauce with its distinctive light blend of pineapple and ginger enlivens the hearty, rich flavors of the pork. A dish to serve again and again. Get the Recipe

Gratin of Greens

This thick dish is sure to keep you full. Delicious Swiss chard and zucchini coalesce with rice and cheese for a good luck gratin filled with flavor. Makes a great healthy alternative to fatty, meaty casseroles. Get the Recipe

Good Luck Peas

This healthy, lucky dish is perfect for New Year’s Day. Make a great mixture of flavors with the Italian dressing mix—an interesting alternative to traditional flavoring options with high salt and fat. Red pepper heats things up as well. Get the Recipe

East-West Black-Eyed Peas

This 20-minute meal is perfect for the adventurous type. Combining Southern and Asian flavors in a fantastic combination of black-eyed peas and miso, this dish brings good luck and a different take on an old favorite. Get the Recipe

Collard Green Salad

Get some pure luck by eating raw collard greens. The earthy, natural flavors of the greens are on full display, complemented nicely by the light seasonings of salt, pepper and lemon juice. Get the Recipe

Citrus Golden Ring Cake

Give your family a sweet, lucky treat to start the new year. This moist cake, made with lemon and orange juice, is a perfect dessert to any New Year’s Day meal. The buttery citrus icing is sure to please. Get the Recipe

Cheese and Black Pepper Cornbread

Celebrate the new year with this golden, cheesy treat. This moist dish pairs perfectly with the rest of your New Year’s Day meal with its signature cheese taste and excellent consistency. Get the Recipe

Black-Eyed Pea Soup

Double your luck with this hearty mixture of beans and sausage! Ground beef is the stage upon which black-eyed peas and Polish sausage perform a symphony of flavors. Diced tomatoes and chilies complement the dish with a hint of heat. Your family will love it. Get the Recipe

Black-Eyed Pea Salad with Bell Peppers

Enjoy this festive take on an old, lucky classic. Red onion and bell peppers add crunch and texture, while hot pepper sauce heats up the new year. Prepare the night before for easy cooking on Jan. 1. Get the Recipe

Quick Pork Posole

Looking for a delicious soup for New Year’s Day? Try this delicious pork posole for an interesting taste and a healthy dose of good luck. Jalapeños, onions and hominy construct an elaborate taste you are sure to enjoy. Get the Recipe