Black Eyed Pea Soup - This hearty, smoky soup, is not only perfect for New Year's Day, but is quick and easy enough to keep you warm all winter long.
Heat the oil in a soup pot on the stove over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until soft and translucent, about 5-6 minutes.
Add the celery, carrots, and garlic, and sauté 5 minutes until starting to soften, stirring frequently.
Add the chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, and oregano and stir to combine and release the fragrance, about 1 minute.
Add the black eyed peas, diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, salt, pepper, and chopped collard leaves. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 25 minutes.
Add the vinegar and stir.
Serve with chopped fresh parsley as a garnish, if desired.