Wednesday was Valentine's Day, but most couples will probably be celebrating their real Valentines this weekend with their loves. Y'know, 'cause work.

In this episode, Jess sits down with her fiancé, Yosef, to talk about how cooking together can strengthen your relationship, plus what you can do to make the cooking process more enjoyable. If you aren't partnered, no worries! These tips work for the individual chef as well.

We love this recipe from Wendy and Jess and can be found on their website,

It's for their Cozy Tumeric Black Eyed Pea Stew



1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon ground turmeric

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1 cup tomato sauce

1 cup water

2 cups black eyed peas, cooked

1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce

Optional: Fresh cilantro


Start by heating the oil in a medium pot or pan, and add the onions and garlic

Sauté until fragrant and then add the turmeric, paprika, and cumin

Sauté all ingredients together for 1-2 minutes over low heat

Add the tomato sauce, water, and black eyed peas and stir together. Cook for 5 minutes

Scoop out 1 cup of the stew, add it to a blender or food processor with the chipotle pepper, and blend until you have a consistent puree

Add it back to the pot, stir in well, and cook for another 7-10 minutes over low heat

Top with fresh cilantro and turmeric. Enjoy with your favorite whole grain!