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Fat Tuesday Feast

Fat Tuesday Feast

Down in New Orleans, "Mardi Gras" applies to more than just the day before Lent: the festivities start on January 6, then really get going a full two weeks before Fat Tuesday on February 24. This leaves revelers in the Big Easy (and elsewhere) plenty of time to celebrate with our Cajun-style menu. The following dishes can be dressed up for a Carnival dinner or served as a laid-back bayou buffet. The prep work is a snap. All that's left is to choose some Cajun or jazz tunes; decorate the table in purple, green, and gold (official Mardi Gras colors that symbolize justice, faith, and power); then kick back and laissez les bon temps rouler! (That's Cajun-French for "let the good times roll.")

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What's the protein for this meal? Sounds delicious, but very lacking in protein. :-/

Add some red beans and rice for protein! Very southern! :D

Or add some blackened seitan, tofu, or tempeh : )

Or add some blackened seitan, tofu, or tempeh : )

Cajun skillet beans from the Moosewood Restaurant Cooks At Home would be my choice. uses black eyed peas, yum!

I just had a look and it has 17g of protein. You could just add some broccoli, seeds or nuts into the slaw if you wanted to up it.

Add some collards, black eyed peas and Harry Connick, Jr. singing Basin Street Blues