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In the Southern United States, Hoppin’ John (a traditional soul food) is thought to bring prosperity in the New Year. The story goes, that the peas are supposed to bring you good luck and the greens are supposed to bring you money. I am not southern, but man do I love black eyed peas and I love greens so when I first read about this tradition, I was all over it.

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A few days before Plant Stock, Mike took himself off all cholesterol medications telling me it was his way of ensuring that he would never be tempted to cheat on the diet. We immersed ourselves in the program that weekend, tasted new recipes and learned from all of the presenters as well as the great people we met all weekend.

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For the past couple of years, I have been playing in my 'Recipe Lab' - also known as my kitchen.  I love playing with food.  I am not terribly fond of recipes.  In fact, I really don't like measuring things.  My gran...