Another fun group to get together on a regular basis is a Vegetarian Club. I belong to an Eat for Life group, which meets once a month. Everyone brings a Vegetarian dish and we have a fun and delicious potluck followed by a healthy eating program. Here’s a recipe I brought to the last one:

California Caviar

1¼ cups Dry black-eyed peas
1 cup Green bell pepper, diced
½ cup Green onion, finely chopped
¼ cup Red bell pepper, diced
¼ cup Jalapeno chilies, finely chopped and seeded
¾ cup Low-calorie Italian salad dressing

Place the beans in a large pot with 3 cups water; bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 45-50 minutes or until beans are just barely tende. Drain and rinse with cold water.

Mix beans with remaining ingredients. Chill.

Serve over lettuce or as dip with baked tortilla chips.