February 17, 2012

Gluten-Free Mardi Gras Round-Up

Do you celebrate Mardi Gras? For those not in the know, Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is officially next Tuesday, February 21. While we aren’t big celebrators of this holiday, we DO enjoy good Cajun grub. My husband and I have visited New Orleans a few times (prior to my going gluten-free) and always enjoyed pigging out on beignets, gumbo, fresh seafood, and red beans and rice, and listening to great music. We’ve never gone during Mardi Gras (from what I hear, it’s insane!) but we always had a good time when we did visit.

Of the things we experienced while we were there, what we miss most is the food. I have recreated a few tasty gluten-free Cajun and Creole recipes at home over the years so we can take a mini-vacation (without ever leaving our home), and am sharing those, as well as some recipes from fellow gluten-free bloggers. These recipes would be great for your Mardi Gras celebration, or even just to enjoy in the next few days. Cajun and Creole food is many times so comforting and delicious – just what you need if it’s still a bit dreary where you are!

Happy Mardi Gras!

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo from Tasty Eats At Home

photo courtesy of Gluten-Free Easily

Crockpot Jambalaya from Gluten-Free Easily

photo courtesy of The WHOLE Gang

Turducken Burgers from The WHOLE Gang

Chicken Gumbo from Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free

photo courtesy of Life As A Plate

Paleo Crockpot Jambalaya Soup from Life As A Plate

Seafood Gumbo from Tasty Eats At Home

photo courtesy of Cara's Cravings

Louisiana-Style Gumbo by a Massachusetts HealthNut by Cara’s Cravings (this recipe is not gluten-free, but gluten-free flours could be substituted)

Red Beans and Rice from Tasty Eats At Home

photo courtesy of The WHOLE Gang

Blackened Chicken or Vegetables from The WHOLE Gang

Crawfish Etouffee from Tasty Eats At Home (photo at top of post)

Cajun Gator Tail and Dirty Rice from Tasty Eats At Home

photo courtesy of Diet, Dessert and Dogs

Creamy Creole Eggplant Pasta Bake from Diet, Dessert and Dogs

photo courtesy of Alisa Cooks

Cajun Roasted Root Chips from Alisa Cooks

“Breaded” Fish and Tartar Sauce from Glugle Gluten-Free

Blackened Catfish with Cantaloupe Salsa from Tasty Eats At Home (this recipe uses butter, but non-dairy butter can be substituted)

King Cake Cookies from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen

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