Meet the King of Cakes

Vegan King Cake Photo

Michelle’s vegan king cake

King Cake is a decadent, festive part of Mardi Gras in and around New Orleans.  It’s actually a yeast bread, kind of like a giant Danish pastry or cinnamon roll.  King Cake is usually filled with butter and brown sugar, cream cheese, or fruit mixes. Then it is braided, glazed, and sprinkled with bands of purple, green, and gold sugar.… Read more

Vegan slow cooker red beans and rice photo

Michelle’s vegan slow cooker red beans and rice. This is the quick version, without the vegan Andouille sausage.

Day after Christmas–I survived!  If you’re like me, some easy cooking is probably sounding really good right now.

Let’s do a Creole vegan slow cooker red beans and rice recipe! Red beans and rice originates from Louisiana. Unlike some other famous dishes from the region, it’s not meant to be too spicy, so it’s served with plenty of hot sauce for the table.… Read more

Vegan Gumbo Photo

Michelle’s vegan gumbo

This Cajun vegan gumbo features Andouille sausage and chicken. It’s such a lovely brown color, and so deliciously savory, you won’t believe it’s vegan!

Gumbo originates in Louisiana, and it’s found in both Creole and Cajun cooking. It’s a thickened soup or stew made with roux and the Louisianan “trinity” of onion, celery, and bell pepper.… Read more

Photo of one of Michelle's vegan biscuits

Michelle’s fluffy vegan biscuits. May yours rise as high as your aspirations!

Biscuits aren’t hard to veganize, and they’re not even hard to make…but they’re hard to figure out if you missed the Southern memo! This recipe for vegan biscuits is dedicated to all the lost biscuits in your life–the hockey pucks, the ill-textured, the misfits. Once you learn their secrets, no biscuit in your home will be left behind.… Read more

Michelle's Vegan Jambalaya Photo

Michelle’s Vegan Jambalaya, Creole Style.

Jambalaya originates in Louisiana and usually has Andouille sausage, chicken, onion, bell pepper, celery, rice, and a spicy kick unique to the region. Many recipes also include shrimp. The difference between Creole jambalaya and Cajun jambalaya is that the Creole version has tomatoes and sometimes tomato sauce as well.

This Creole vegan Jambalaya features homemade vegan Andouille sausage and an excellent chicken substitute.… Read more