Recipe Type: Health Conscious

Okra Shrimp Egg Gumbo and Oven Cooked Okra

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Most people now realize that okra and the word “gombo,” which means okra in some parts of Africa, mean the same thing. Not to be confused with the soupy gumbo that Cajuns have become well known for. So this means that you can make a gumbo of gombo. Have you ...

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Canned Hot Pickles Cucumber or Mirliton (Mirleton)

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Used with gumbos or any rice and gravy dish in Cajun Country, chayote is a gourd-like squash that is about the size and shape of a very large pear. The skin is pale green and smooth with slight ridges that run lengthwise. Many compare the color to a light green ...

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Lentil Bean or Northern Bean Soup

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Southerners love their beans. Substitute your favorite dried bean, if you prefer, and if there’s leftover ham, feel free to throw it in! Ingredients3/4 lb dried lentil beans (or beans of choice) 2 carrots, sliced in coins 2 onions, chopped 2 stalks of celery, chopped 1 tbsp melted butter 3/4 ...

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Okra Gumbo

Stewed (Smothered) Okra – Oven or Stove Top

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This is a classic way of cooking okra that allows you to use okra (la gombo fevi)  as a side dish or make the ever popular shrimp and okra gumbo. Ingredients3 pounds fresh or frozen okra 3 tbsp canola oil 1 cup chopped onion or 1 large onion 1 cup ...

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SourDough Starter II (Sponge Batter)

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From Wikipedia –¬†Sourdough¬†is a bread product made by a long fermentation of dough using naturally occurring lactobacilli and yeasts. Ingredients2 cups all purpose flour 2 cups warm water 1 package dry yeastDirectionsStep 1Combine ingredients and mix well. Place in a warm spot or closed cupboard overnight. In the morning, put ...

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Diabetic Jelly

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Home made jam for diabetics. Ingredients1 (16 oz) can unsweetened applesauce 2 (4 oz) packages sugar free jelloDirectionsStep 1Warm applesauce in saucepan until hot but don't let it boil. When the applesauce is warm enough, add 2 packages of your favorite jello. Stir until well blended. Step 2After it is ...

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Momma's Black Pot Couche Couche

Couche Couche II (Cush Cush)

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Average Rating: (5 / 5)

Ingredients2 cups yellow cornmeal 2 tsp sugar (optional) 1 tsp salt 1 1/2 cups water 1 tsp baking powder 5 - 6 tbsp oil (canola preferred)DirectionsStep 1Mix together all the dry ingredients. Stir the water in gradually and mix well. It will look like very wet cornmeal and the cornmeal ...

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Crawfish Etouffée РLite Version

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This is actually our go-to etouffee recipe, even though it contains no butter or crawfish fat. The flavors are really incredible and have been known to prompt marriage proposals (no kidding, just ask Shauna Chauvin Richard!) Ingredients1 lb crawfish tails or shrimp, peeled and cleaned 1 onion, chopped 1 bell ...

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