Black Eyed Peas may be traditional New Years food, but we prefer lentils for flavor. This recipe is made with thick sliced peppered bacon and country ham, and contains lots of good-for-you ingredients. This works for vegetarians, too. Just leave out the bacon and ham, and substitute 2 tablespoons of olive oil to sautee the vegetables. Liquid Smoke flavoring makes a great addition, and it's vegan.