This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Love With Food for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Good for you and full of great smoky flavor, this greens and beans dish topped with a fried egg is perfect for a lucky New Year’s!
spinach with yellow-eyed peas and fried eggs from Eats Well With Others

Let’s get some good New Year’s juju up in this joint.

Here’s how it’s gonna go. I’m gonna give you this rockstar beans and greens recipe that will bring you ALL THE LUCK when you eat it on January 1st.Β AND I’m gonna tell you about this rockstar monthly snack box subscription that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, not only because it is full of totally scrumptious good-for-you no-guilt healthy snacks…but also because for every snack box that is sold, a meal is donated to a hungry child in the US.

SHAZAM! And that’s how we’re gonna get our good karma in this year. By stuffing our faces with things like Tuxedo Popcorn, Maple Fudge, Ginger Twist Tea, Rosemary Sea Salt Shortbread, and Sweet Potato Popchips.

And spinach and chickpeas with a fried egg on top.

Karma tastes good.


This monthly snack box subscription I’m talking about is called Love With Food. Each box costs only $10 and arrives at your door full of unique, hard-to-find healthy snacks. Let me tell you, getting a box full of food in the mail is always fun. Love With Food also partners with various food banks so that for each box sent out, a meal is donated to someone who needs it. Another fun aspect of Love With Food is that by reviewing the organic and all-natural snacks you try each month, you can earn points that you can then use to buy more of the snacks you love from Love With Food’s online store. It’s really a win/win kind of situation, if you ask me.

Love With Food is currently running a holiday special such that with any order purchased until 1/1/14, you will receive a $15 gift from or Little Black Bag. In addition, by using the code ‘HOLIDAY2013’, you can get $5 off your next purchase.

To get you even more excited about this, I am giving away a 3-month subscription to Love With Food! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling me what your favorite gift you got someone this year was. For additional entries, you can like Love With Food’s facebook pageΒ and leave a separate comment telling me that you’ve done so.


Every country has its own set of lucky foods that one should eat on New Year’s Day in order to have a prosperous year ahead, but by far my favorite is the south’s greens and beans tradition. Traditionally, these are black-eyed peas and collard greens, but I went with some yellow-eyed peas and spinach for this hearty smoky healthy dish. You can use whatever you have sitting around your pantry! This is my submission to this month’s Recipe Redux, the theme of which is Good Luck Foods!

Spinach with Yellow-Eyed Peas and Fried Eggs
Good for you and full of great smoky flavor, this greens and beans dish topped with a fried egg is perfect for a lucky New Year's!
Yield: 4 servings
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced, divided
  • 8 cups baby spinach
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 lb dried beans, soaked overnight and boiled until tender or 2 (15 oz) cans chickpeas
  • 28 oz canned diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 large eggs
  1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large heavy skillet. When the oil begins to shimmer, add 1 garlic clove worth of garlic. Stir until it starts to brown. Add the spinach to the pot and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook until wilted. Transfer to a medium bowl and set aside. Wipe out skillet.
  2. Heat the remaining olive oil in the same skillet over medium heat. When the oil begins to shimmer, add the onion and remaining garlic. Cook until onion is softened, about 3 minutes. Add the cumin and paprika and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add the beans and tomatoes, stirring to combine. Cook for 8-10 minutes.
  3. Add the broth and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 20 minutes, or until sauce is thickened. Stir in the spinach. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  4. Fry eggs, two at a time, in a bit of oil in a medium skillet. Spoon the chickpea stew into four bowls and top each with a fried egg. Serve.
Adapted from Bon Appetit
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ of recipe

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73 Responses to Spinach with Yellow-Eyed Peas and Fried Eggs {#giveaway}

  1. Daphne says:

    Yum! Great ideas with the ingredients. It reminds me of shashuka actually!

  2. sandra says:

    what a wonderful breakfast. so full of god things for you how could it be anything but lucky.

  3. Yummy Joanne, what a great breakfast! Favorite gift I gave this year was sea glass green converse sneakers to my step-daughter! I had the hardest time finding them and she will be thrilled to see them under the tree this year!

  4. Deena Kakaya says:

    Hearty, tasty, full of protein…that is some tasty looking fuel! X

  5. debbie says:

    My favorite gift I gave this year has to be little matchbox cars for my granddaughter who loves cars!!! I would love to win a subscription for that box of goodies. Such a great idea and helping out at the same time.

  6. kurt says:

    Perrier Jouet gift set, (1 bottle of amazing champagne and two flower design glasses) for my wife.
    The beans and spinach dish sounds good.

  7. cori says:

    I got my mother in law a wine set and appetizers from Napa, since we took a trip there this year and she was a little envious πŸ™‚

  8. Katherine says:

    I got my Mom a subscription to Cook’s Illustrated. I think she’ll love it!

  9. SallyBR says:

    I think the favorite gift I got was for my stepson’s fiance, they will get married in April…. I found a necklace that is golden and black, super stylish, kind of exotic and the moment I saw it I saw HER wearing it. I think they are perfect for each other, just like I hope she and my stepson will be as a couple…. I hope she likes the necklace as much as I do ;0))))

  10. ali says:

    my favorite gift that i got someone was sneaking a card and some $$ in an envelope and then hanging it on my friends tree. she is going away on vacation and i told her to use it for a massage!

  11. Deairdre Miller says:

    My sister always makes applesauce for gifts. I love it!

  12. gloria says:

    this look absolutely stunning!!!

  13. JoAn says:

    Looks like this could be another favorite!

  14. JoAn says:

    My favorite gift I gave was my favorite scarf to my sister-in-law.

  15. JoAn says:

    I “Liked” the Love With Food FB page.

  16. Kristi says:

    My favorite gift that I got this year was the first aid kit. I got an old first aid box, and wrapped little items that my friend could use during “emergencies”.

  17. Kristen says:

    My favorite gift I’m giving this year are some bottles of our homebrewed beer to some fellow beer lovers.

  18. Shanna says:

    I’m really excited to give my husband a really nice knife set. He’s been wanting one for years and I could finally afford it!

  19. Teffy says:

    I’ve got so many eggs in my pantry, this seems like the perfect way to use them up.
    Serve up a delicious family breakfast full of beans, eggs, and spinach

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  20. Wow, this looks fantastic. How come I can never fry an egg as perfect looking as yours?

  21. tcmary says:

    My fav gift I’m giving away this year is the box of blogger cookbooks, including Joy the Baker, Recipe Girl, Smitten Kitchen, etc, I’m giving to my foodie friend. Def a gift I would enjoy receiving. And good luck to all the great bloggers with their books.

  22. Kaitlin Sickle says:

    My favorite gift is a kitchen scale for my good friend and favorite home chef!

  23. Those snacks sound amazing! And I like that they donate food to those who need it: that’s awesome!
    And this dish sounds phenomenal, yum! xo

  24. TJ says:

    My favorite gift this year was for my husband–a hand-held steamer. He loves gadgets, and it means no more ironing for me πŸ™‚

  25. Mimi says:

    My favorite gift I got someone this year was an immersion blender!

  26. I got my dad a go pro to hook up to his kayak, bike, and dog. Pretty excited, mostly to hook it up to the dog and play fetch! They have a pond and it’s water proof, so I know we’ll get some awesome videos in the summer πŸ™‚

  27. Haven’t had black eyed peas in forever! My mom used to make it a lot growing up…I was one lucky kid. Sounds like a perfect way to ring in the New Year.

  28. Eileen says:

    Ooh, yes! Beans and greens are truly one of the greatest foods imaginable. Especially with a beautiful egg on top!

  29. Jeanette says:

    Sounds like the perfect holiday brunch Joanne – I’m a big savory breakfast eater, so this is right up my alley!

  30. I love spinach topped with a fried egg, and this just takes it to a whole different level. I’d love to win the Love with Foods subscription. One of my favorite holiday gifts this year is a cookbook written in braille that I got for one of my sisters!

  31. jacquie says:

    love the idea behind a box of healthy snacks being delivered to someone’s door. the donation of a meal makes the concept even more special

  32. I love that they are helping American families in need!

  33. I’ve never even heard of yellow-eyed peas, for some reason! This looks hearty and homey… would you believe that as soon as I typed that, my stomach made the most obnoxious grumbling noise ever? Well it is after midnight, so I suppose I deserve that.

    My favourite Christmas purchase this year would probably have to be Chip Kidd’s new book, which teaches kids about graphic design. I got him to sign it to “Irina’s parents,” ha!

    Hope you’ve been well, Joanne!

  34. Love with Food sounds like a great concept – they need to come to Australia (or England, given I’m heading there next year) πŸ™‚ And I don’t eat enough yellow eyed peas. Must rectify that!

  35. ~Bea~ says:

    I never heard of the yellow, every other color almost but not love peas black eye, purple hull you name it the pink eye I really enjoy! Great giveaway! Nice to help the kids in the USA. I am all for that. I do NO KID HUNGRY bake sales!

  36. ~Bea~ says:

    I think the yellow eye come from the egg ??What do you think?

  37. Mabel C. says:

    Best present I got someone was a mixed material painting I made!

  38. Mabel C. says:

    I liked their facebook page


  39. Johanna GGG says:

    I like the idea that beans bring good luck because I just want to eat them a lot and that makes me very lucky, yes? and the snacks look v yummy

  40. Emily L says:

    I got my foodie friends some cookbooks,

  41. Beans and greens! Love it! We got cookie butter for everyone this year

  42. Anastasia says:

    I got my daughter a Doctor Who scarf, which she loved! That was one of my favorite gifts to give this year πŸ™‚

  43. itzia says:

    a pair of sunglasses

  44. itzia says:

    I like you on Facebook

  45. I need to eat something like this right about now. We’ve already commenced the chain of Christmas-related family lunch/dinners. Yesterday was basically just melted cheese on everything. Good but give me a chickpea!

  46. Love this lucky (and delicious) meal for the new year! My favorite gift I got someone this year is a duo of Speculoos/Biscoff that I sent to my parents, since they tried them for the first time a few weeks ago when they were visiting me and totally fell in love with them πŸ™‚

  47. Haha Karma tastes the best(if it is good :P)
    Love this recipe, all those bright colours puts me in a festive mood!


  48. Deirdre says:

    My favorite gift that I gave was a precious and cozy outfit to my new nephew who was just born (only days before Christmas).

  49. sara says:

    Fun giveaway! My favorite gift I’ve gotten this year was a photo book I made on Shutterfly for my sister. πŸ™‚

  50. Delicious dish, love the ideas of peas and a fried egg – have to try it!

  51. Katie says:

    I got my mom a stand mixer this Christmas. How she got by so long without it is beyond me!

  52. Beans and fried egg? I’ve been doing it all wrong. I’ve been doing bean and greens. I’ll give this a try for good luck.

  53. Meg says:

    My favorite gift I got someone was Barney and Babybop stuffed animals for my niece. I had my own Barney when I was young, and it was fun to give one to my niece! Also, very difficult to find Barney at a reasonable price nowadays! 1992, so vintage.

  54. karen says:

    Got my husband the usb recording of a concert he took me to on my birthday. He was surprised and delighted. And I get to listen to it, too.

  55. I love the addition of eggs on this dish o’ beans! It’s like an extra little boost of good luck for the new year πŸ™‚ Oh, and I got the Hubster a FitBit and I’ve never seen a man quite so in love with a bracelet πŸ™‚

  56. Kate says:

    My bean loving kid would adore this. He went nuts over the white bean rage I made last week.

  57. Great combination of ingredients for a healthy breakfast.
    The gift I am most excited about giving this year is for someone I don’t even know. We picked a card off the giving tree at our church. The person that we got was a 7 month old girl and we bought the items that was listed on her card that she needed, clothes, blanket, toys…).

  58. Hotly Spiced says:

    This looks like a wonderful flavour-packed breakfast and the perfect start to Christmas Day. I do love how you’ve cooked the egg – so perfect! xx

  59. Traci says:

    I made the yummy snickerdoodle cookie butter sandwich cookies from your blog to give as gifts to friends and they love it!! πŸ™‚
    Happy Holidays!!

  60. The sushi gift certificate for my parents.

  61. This sounds so delicious, we love the beans and collards together and with an egg on top? what could be better! How nice!! What a great idea and a wonderful giveaway too!
    I got my daughter a hand mixer and my sister Liz a Jack L. Juicer!
    Have a Merry Christmas Joanne, all the best to you and your families!
    Warmly, Anna and Liz

  62. grace says:

    i got tickets to see my boyfriend’s favorite hockey team play. they lost, but it was still a great time. πŸ™‚

  63. Liz says:

    I baked chocolate chip cookies for my neighbors!

  64. Love the twist on collards and black-eyed peas with the spinach & yellow peas. So creative and awesome photos as always πŸ™‚

  65. Kari M says:

    We got my mom a new dishwasher this year. So excited to give it to her!

  66. I love the fried eggs here, looks delicious! Will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing Joanne!

  67. Heather S says:

    I got some very pretty ornaments for some people I love and those were my favorite gifts I purchased!

  68. Heather S says:

    I liked Love with Food on FB!

  69. Emily H. says:

    I gave my mother some handmade earrings I got at a street fair in Northern Cali. She loved them!

  70. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    This looks fantastic and so flavorful πŸ™‚ I can’t resist that fried egg on top!

  71. Christine P. says:

    The best gift I got someone this year was a record player. My boyfriend loves it and it is really helping him expand his musical collection! Happy new year and thanks for the recipe!

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