Posted: 06/07/2013 - The fresh peas in the market are just too pretty to resist! My daughter is about to leave for New York to return to college, and her southern roots are screaming for a really good vegetarian black-eyed pea recipe to take with her. I developed this one, both vegetarian and gluten-free. The mushrooms and the hickory smoked salt give the beef/ham flavor we were missing, and she was all smiles with a big spoonful. I hope your family smiles, too! Enjoy!