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Mardi Gras Plant Centric Style Community Meal

A recent trip to New Orleans during Carnival Season inspired my senses and my taste buds! We made our way through all the food bite by bite and came home with ideas for a Fat Tuesday party with a plant centric twist.
I swapped out the traditional meats and dairy cheese with plant based sausages and nut cheese. They are simple and fun to make and eat!

Make them for a Mardi Gras Party of your own or just make them one at a time

Plant Based Jambalaya

Creole Remoulade

Hearts of Palm Chickpea “Crab Cakes” + Creole Remoulade Slaw

Mardi Gras Salsa + Pineapple Gator!

Olive Muffuletta Spread

Muffuletta Sandwich Vegan Style

Baked Creamy Muffuletta Dip


Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Plant Based Jambalaya

Mardi Gras celebrations have Jambalaya!
We have Plant Based Jambalaya with Veggie Sausage and it is a delicious variation on the New Orleans favorite.

Plant Based Jambalaya

Recipe by Leslie Indigo Alison


Prep time


Cooking time






  • 1 Green pepper diced

  • 1 Red pepper diced

  • 2 stalks Celery diced

  • 1 Carrot diced

  • 1/2 White onion diced

  • 2 cans Red beans (or make fresh from dried red beans)

  • 2 cups Rice (white or brown)

  • 4 cups Vegetable broth or water

  • 1 can Chopped tomatoes

  • 4 Roma tomatoes, fresh, chopped rough (if available)

  • 4 tablespoons Creole Seasoning

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 1 package Veggie Sausage (Tofurkey brand works great in this recipe)

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

  • Hot red pepper flakes to taste

  • Fresh Parsley as garnish


  • Saute celery, onion, carrot in saucepan until tender and golden brown, adding in green and red pepper after 3-5 minutes
  • Add tomatoes and stir until well mixed. Then add in Creole seasoning and stir.
  • Pour in red beans and rice and add the water or vegetable broth.
  • Mix everything together until well covered in broth and add bay leaves.
  • Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is well cooked and tender
  • In a separate pan, chop and saute the veggie sausage until brown
  • Right before ready to serve, remove the bay leaves and add the veggie sausage
  • Serve immediately. Sprinkle with fresh parsley if you like as garnish and lightly salt with coarse salt.

Rating: 5 out of 5.