There was a time I did not like spicy foods. Actually, I think I just never gave them a chance, and certainly never cooked anything spicy or with any amount of heat. My dad loves spicy foods. My brother loves spicy foods. Jason loves spicy foods.
Little by little, I have come around and now I love spicy foods. I will always stand by my original thought, though – that it must be a flavorful heat, not just so hot that I am crying and cannot taste anything. I have been having fun learning about peppers and spices, and their varying heat levels.
When Julie asked me to create something for Mighty Vegan’s Mardi Gras, I was honored and excited, and I knew exactly what I would be making – jambalaya!
Julie is celebrating her home town of New Orleans by hosting a series of Mardi Gras food and recipe posts on Mighty Vegan.
My jambalaya recipe is featured today – check that out here.
She has already posted a po-boy recipe as well, which sounds amazing. I am honored to be a part of the series, and look forward to seeing other New Orleans traditions – stop by Mighty Vegan and say hello!
Fat Tuesday is two weeks from today – will you be celebrating Mardi Gras?
Are you a spicy food fan?