Across the world there are several symbolic foods prepared and eaten to ensure a good start to the New Year. We have highlighted a few of our favorite, easy to make New Year's recipes.
One of the most known and celebrated New Year's ingredient is definitely blackeyed peas or Hoppin' John! Katerina at diethood.com has created the ultimate Hoppin' John Skillet to enjoy all day of the new year. Originating in the South, blackeyed peas shell when the cook therefore they symbolize prosperity. These traditions date back the American Civil War. Keep the luck alive with this scrumptious skillet!
In the U.S., originating from the midwest region, eating pork on New Year's Day symbolizes progress and prosperity. This is because pigs normally use their snout and root ahead when eating. Therefore eating pork on New Year's Day symbolizes a year of progress to come. This classic Best Ever Pork Roast Sauerkraut dish is sure to get your year started on the right foot. Lori at thekitchenwhisperer.net is meeting all your New Year's needs with this progress packed pork dish!
Have your cake and eat it too! No, seriously...in Greece, Vasilopita or St. Basil's Pie, is a cake baked every New Year's Eve and served right after midnight in celebration. Mirella at littlecookingtips.com shares her Greek traditions with us in the yummiest way possible with this cake! The cake is cut to bless the house and bring good luck for the new year. Bless your house and share this cultural cake with your family this New Year's!
If you want a healthier recipe that incorporates New Year's blackeyed pea, try this Calypso Soup with Black-eyed Peas and Spinach recipe. Shelby at diabeticfoodie.com is getting a healthy start to the New Year with this blackeyed pea soup. Fill up your bowl and get ready for all the good that's sure to come this year!
Cabbage eaten on New Year's is taught to bring financial success for the future. This Sauteed Cabbage with Bacon recipe is not only super savory and full of flavor, it's also a great way to ensure you start the fiscal year on the right foot. Brittany at momwifebusylife.com knows that bacon makes everything better!
In Italy, lentils are a symbol for coins thus when eaten at New Year's it is believed they bring good wealth in the coming year. This New Year's Day Lentil & Farro Soup recipe is great if you want to start your year off on a lighter, healthier note! Deborah at italianfoodforever.com is bringing her Italian traditions to your table with this healthily splendid protein packed soup!
Pomegranates are known to represent good luck and health in many different countries and religions. Specifically, in Greek traditions, a pomegranate is opened and eaten on New Year's for good luck. Make these delightful Mascarpone Dates Stuffed with Pomegranate & Honey to share with your loved ones on New Year's day. Aseygul at foolproofliving.com is filling our mouths with sweet, cheesy, luck laden joy! With these dates there is no debate, good tastes and good luck are to come this year! Happiest of New Years from the Key Ingredient family!