Category: Cajun Cuisine

Tasty and spicy cajun cuisine dishes for when you crave Louisiana deliciousness. Perfect for your Mardi Gras menu!

Cajun Cuisine, Gluten Free, Lunch & Dinner, One Pot Dishes, Sides, Southern US Cuisine, Stove Top Dishes, Summer Holidays, Vegetables

New Orleans Maque Choux

A favorite southern side dish, New Orleans maque choux is comfort food you’ll want to make year round. The recipe name is pronounced “mock shoe,” and the name is thought to be a French interpretation of a Native American name for the dish. This favorite Cajun dish is perfect for celebrating Mardi Gras. This year, […]

Breakfast, Cajun Cuisine, Desserts, Oven Dishes, Southern US Cuisine

Monkey Bread King Cake

Monkey bread king cake is such a quick and simple way to create a celebratory New Orleans dessert. Using cut up vegan biscuits rolled in cinnamon and sugar gives this cake a delicious cinnamon roll flavor. Vanilla glaze and colored sugar provide the Mardi Gras colors and decoration your guests will expect. King cake is […]

Cajun Cuisine, Father's Day, Game Day, Italian Cuisine, Lunch & Dinner, Sandwiches, Southern US Cuisine

Mardi Gras Muffaletta

These sandwiches are especially great for a game day or Mardi Gras muffaletta. They’re so yummy, you’ll make them for all of your parties. They’re also perfect individual sandwiches for picnics! So easy to make, you only need 35 minutes to assemble them. You will need 3 hours to let the flavors blend in the […]

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 […]