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As the 2013 football season culminates in today’s Super Bowl, we want to celebrate the traditional food of the game’s host city — New Orleans. Here is a recipe round-up of signature cajun and creole dishes. The catch is all these recipes are vegetarian and vegan!
- Sarah Voisins recommends using sugar-free canned red beans. Purée them in a food processor to help speed up the cooking process.
- Tempeh is a soy-based patty. Its meaty texture means chances are you won’t miss the traditional roast beef or fried shrimp in this sandwich.
- The vegan dish has a shorter prep time than other recipes and uses beans, giving the plate a rich color. If you’re not a fan of okra, replace it with eggplant or green beans.
- This may not be your traditional New Orleans jambalaya recipe, but gardeners will appreciate being able to use up some staples from the root cellar — parsnips, carrots, sweet potatoes and whatever other root veggies you have laying around.
- Beignets are deep-fried French pastries. This recipe substitutes the milk and eggs used in traditional recipes with Egg Replacer and coconut milk.