Mardi Gras 2014

Last Tuesday was Mardi Gras! As lovers of all things New Orleans, z and I always celebrate!

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Our meal showcased our favorite blackened seasoning blend: Blackened Redfish Magic from Chef Paul Prudhomme (remember when we went to his restaurant!?)

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z read my mind and brought home some Abita!

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abita

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Blackened tilapia, black beans (cooked with the “holy trinity”), rice, avocado, and cornbread!

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For dessert, I made my own colored sugar (granulated sugar and food coloring) to put on top of the baby king cakes.

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(Even though they sort of look like king cakes, these are really just super healthy, vegan cupcakes I made using a mini bundt pan)

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Happy Mardi Gras, ya’ll!

Here’s how we’ve celebrated Mardi Gras in the past:

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