1 pound dried black-eyed peas, soaked overnight
1 tablespoon cold-pressed veggie oil
2 pounds winter squash, peeled, seeded and diced
2 large onions, chopped
4 ears corn, kernals cut off cob
2 large tomatoes, sliced
1 small chile, minced
3 to 6 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried oregano
3 bay leaves
1/4 teaspoon whole peppercorns
1/2 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon whole coriander seeds
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1. Drain the soaked peas. Place them in a large saucepan, cover with water and simmer for 20 minutes, should be about half cooked. Take off heat.
2. Heat oil in large skillet and add squash, onions, corn, tomatoes, chile, garlic, paprika and salt. Cook stirring for 10 minutes.
3. Add cooked veggies to the black eyed peas, and add water to cover. Add basil, oregano, bay leaves, peppercorns, cumin, coriander seeds and chili powder.
4. Cover and simmer for about 25 minutes, taste and correct seasonings.'