Month: March 2019

irish farmhouse soup
Easter, Gluten Free, Irish Cuisine, Lunch & Dinner, Sides, Soups, Stove Top Dishes, Vegetables

Irish Farmhouse Soup

The flavors of this Irish farmhouse soup come from warm vegetable broth, potatoes, barley, carrots, leek and onion. Farmhouse soup is delicious and light as a simple broth soup, or you can thicken it for an even heartier meal. My family is Irish American and it is so fun for me to continue to play […]

grape avocado arugula salad
Easter, Fruit, Lunch & Dinner, Salad Dressings, Salads, Summer Holidays, Vegetables

Grape Avocado Arugula Salad & Vinaigrette

I love this grape avocado arugula salad for its flavor combinations, with sweet grapes, red onions and smooth avocados. You can serve this lively salad with the vinaigrette on the side or toss it into the salad. If you serve it on the side, your salad leftovers will stay crispier after being refrigerated. Before making […]

meatless dirty rice
Cajun Cuisine, Lunch & Dinner, Sides, Southern US Cuisine, Stove Top Dishes

Meatless Dirty Rice

With meatless dirty rice, you can have the spicy, super tasty Cajun dishes you crave. Served with a special Mardi Gras meal or party, or just as vegan comfort food, dirty rice and my other Cajun dishes will satisfy any cravings for New Orleans cuisine. Mr. Key Lime and I *love* this recipe, along with […]

jambalaya soup
Cajun Cuisine, Lunch & Dinner, Soups, Southern US Cuisine, Stove Top Dishes, Vegetables

Jambalaya Soup

This soup is a great feature dish for a Mardi Gras menu. It’s a spicy, delicious jambalaya soup with a full tomato and vegetable flavor and a perfect little bite of heat. You can serve it with crackers, a crusty bread, or vegan cornbread for southern authenticity! A few things you can do ahead before […]

Cajun Cuisine, Southern US Cuisine, Spice Mixes

Cajun and Creole Spice Mixes

What are the differences between Cajun and Creole spice mixes and their cultures? Cajuns are French colonists from the Acadia region of Canada who immigrated to Louisiana after the British conquest of Canada in the 1700s. Creole describes the descendants of the Cajuns, and of the Spanish and Africans, who were born in Louisiana to […]

cajun baked okra
Appetizers, Cajun Cuisine, Father's Day, Fewer Than 6 Ingredients, Game Day, Gluten Free Option, Lunch & Dinner, One Pot Dishes, Oven Dishes, Sides, Southern US Cuisine, Vegetables

Cajun Baked Okra

You might want to double or triple this crowd-pleasing Cajun baked okra recipe! Tasty as a stand alone appetizer or snack, this okra is also a great side dish. Add it to soups or veggies for a boost in flavor. It would be a perfect addition to any southern or Cajun meal. You need it […]