Thursday, May 1, 2014
On My Hearth: Red Bean Gumbo
Whenever I think about gumbo, I hear the Jimmy Buffet song playing in my head! Off course, I'm sure that Jimmy's is nothing like this one! Packed full of veggies and spice but no added fat nor animal products, this one is much healthier but just as delicious as the N'Orleans version. Once again, I turned to Robin Robertson's Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker. I'm copying this directly from her website, please pop over there for more of her fantastic recipes!
VeganGypsy says: I loved this gumbo! My only complaint was that it's a little thin, I ended up draining off some of the liquid before serving. While I did include the veggie sausage (Tofurky brand) to appease Chip, I think it would've been just as tasty without it.
OmniHunny says: This is some good gumbo, Babe!
Yesterday's dinner was not quite as successful. The North African Chickpea Soup was just..ok. It had a nice kick to it, enjoyed the spicy flavor, but something was missing. Maybe it was the consistency? There was a lot of broth, I ended up added a scoop of brown rice to each bowl. Don't take my word for it, though, I encourage you to try the recipe and let me know what you think.
Today I'll be making the Southwestern Stuffed Bell Peppers, always a favorite around here. I have to run to the grocery store for more peppers, though, as somebody used mine up on his salad. *wink* Hey, the man is eating vegetables, I can't complain!
Have a great day,