2medium carrots,cut in a 1/2-inch dice or thinly sliced in rounds
3celery stalks,cut in a 1/2-inch dice
1large bell pepper,cut in a 1/2-inch dice. I used green but you can use any color.
1sweet potato,optional but very tasty, cut in a 1/2-inch dice
3cupsblack eyed peas,if using frozen, like I did, you can use these without any prep. If using dried, use 1 cup dried peas and soak overnight or at least 8 hours, then drain and rinse and cook until almost tender.