Thursday, July 9, 2009

|veggie gumbo goodness|

Disclaimer: I am not a cajun food expert, by any means, so this may be a bit untraditional, but I found this recipe TASTY!

I had a craving for some cajun food, so I did some googling to see if I could find a good vegetarian recipe. I found a few for veggie gumbo and tweaked them to make this delicious concoction in my crock pot.

Combine all ingredients in a crock pot and cook on low for 4-5 hours.
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 16 ounces okra (frozen, but cooked up in the microwave first)
- 1 cup corn (frozen, but you can cook in the microwave with the okra)
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 stalk of celery, sliced
- 1 can of spicy diced tomatoes, undrained (Rotel would work, too)
- 2 T Tabasco sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- veggie boullion cube
- 1/2 cup white grape juice
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
- 2 T fresh basil, minced
- 1 T brown sugar

Serve over rice. This is especially tasty with garlic bread....just be sure to put some Tabasco sauce in your melted butter before slathing it on your bread.