Looks like a very good, starter recipe to try soon. I like a forgiving recipe that you can vary as you like. Vegetables, seasonings, and I should think any kind of bean or legume you like. I often cook beans in broth or beer in place of part or all of the liquid.
I tried this recipe today. Since it was the first time and I was just cooking for one person, I cut it in half to try out. I used whole fresh tomatoes instead of tomato sauce and found that the red bell pepper and additional blended onion gave the dish a sweetness that I really liked. The amount of Cayenne seemed high for me, so I reduced it (for my half recipe) to 1/4 teaspoon. It has a nice kick! Maybe I could use more, but not as much as the author of this recipe. Other than that, I followed the directions without adding any other seasoning. I will be making this again. So nice to eat Black Eye Peas with no mention of Ham, this is great on it's own. Thanks for a simple and delightful idea. Plus, I love the name!