Lentils and beans are said to bring good fortune and prosperity for the new year. To honor this tradition and perhaps increase my luck, I made a pot of red lentil soup and tossed in some black-eyed peas for good measure. I garnished with toasted almonds, feta cheese and black olives for added texture and flavor. This recipe is from www.101cookbooks.com, a beautiful cooking website and one of my personal faves. Happy 2010!