Tagged: Southern

Cajun Crab & Shrimp Lasagna is made by first simmering a homemade spicy sauce in the Ninja Cooking System, and then slow cooking the layered ingredients. 0

Cajun Crab & Shrimp Lasagna ⚜ Creole Fusion Recipe

It may not be a traditional southern recipe, but I still think Cajun Crab & Shrimp Lasagna could be a good dinner recipe during Mardi Gras. It’s a fusion of southern creole flavors and Italian style. I never used to make any kind of lasagna from scratch. That is, until I learned that lasagna can be made in a slow cooker without having to pre-boil the noodles. Eliminating that step closes the deal for me. Making homemade lasagna has never been easier! This Cajun Crab & Shrimp Lasagna needed a sauce all of its own to highlight the flavors of...

Inspired by the recipe in Paula Deen's Deen Family Cookbook, this delicious Gumbo Rice Bake is created especially for the Ninja Cooking System. 0

Gumbo Rice Bake in the Ninja Cooking System

Gumbo Rice Bake is a recipe I first came across in Paula Deen’s The Deen Family Cookbook. It’s not actually her recipe; it’s her son, Bobby’s. Her sons’ recipes typically fit into a healthier lifestyle, at least compared to the stereotype (butter, anyone?). The original recipe is cooked in one pot, and very easy to make. But for those of us who are faithful Ninja Cooking System users, it needs a little adjusting. That’s where I enter the equation! So I absolutely love gumbo. But man, is it an involved recipe. I spend more time making the roux than I typically...

Nashville Hot Chicken Lettuce Cups with Overnight Pickles is the perfect recipe when you need a Whole30 compliant version of this delicious spicy appetizer. 0

Nashville Hot Chicken Lettuce Cups with Overnight Pickles

Rob and I lived in Music City for over 6 years, and yet somehow we never discovered the phenomenon that has become Nashville Hot Chicken. I don’t get it. And Rob is the biggest fanatic of spicy food I’ve ever known. So, I really don’t get it. How could this have happened? Disbelief aside, I experienced Nashville Hot Chicken for the first time at a Louisville-based restaurant in Indy. (Wild Eggs, for those of you thinking it must have been KFC…) Yeah, this chicken packs a punch. I ate my first piece of Nashville Hot Chicken in about 5 installments...

Whole30 Shrimp & Sausage Gumbo Recipe 0

Whole30 Shrimp & Sausage Gumbo

I met my husband while living in Nashville. But there’s one more long-term love affair that started during my time in the South: Gumbo. Gumbo was one of the first uniquely Southern foods I tried after settling into my new part of the country. And I ate gumbo at about every opportunity I had after that first bite. I stumbled upon a really fantastic gumbo recipe in a cookbook that I previously would have been unlikely to want. It’s Clifford Wright’s Some Like It Hot. Even though my wimpy tastebuds have an aversion to spicy, I was totally geared toward...

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Low Country Steamer for the Ninja Cooking System

I may not be from the “low country,” but I did live in Nashville for 6 years. I have a great appreciation for Southern cooking. It’s delicious. The South made quite an impression on me in the little time I was there. Here’s a quick list of wonderful things that I picked up once I moved south of the Mason-Dixon line: My husband A tolerance for spicy food A tolerance (ok, a liking!) for country music Red cowgirl boots Lifelong friendships with several gorgeous Southern belles An understanding of football It was Tim McGraw. Real Good Man. That was the song that broke...

Michelle's Favorite Recipe Review for January 2015 0

Michelle’s Monthly Favorite Recipes for January 2015

Need some new recipe ideas? I’ve always got my eye out for the next big thing. I also use the MealBoard app for efficient meal planning, and I surf many of the sites that connect and import directly through the MealBoard app. These are some of my recent favorite recipes, and I’m giving a review about what I like, what I didn’t like, and how I adjusted. Favorite Recipes This Month Wendy’s Chili Copycat Food.com Fast food is typically not in my eating rotation these days, but it’s usually chili from Wendy’s when I do grab something. I love the flavor....

Blackened Stewed Okra Recipe from Dish-y.com 0

Blackened Stewed Okra Recipe

Before I moved to Nashville, anyone who mentioned the word “okra” would have been met with a blank stare from me. I had no clue what it was. In fact, at that point in my life, I was accustomed to getting most of my vegetables from cans. Shortly after moving to Tennessee, I began having a wild time familiarizing myself with the plethora of southern staples that were all news to me. I learned that people actually ate green tomatoes, peanuts could be boiled, food could become really really super spicy (in a very uncomfortable way for this pansy Midwestern...

Gluten Free Fired Up Green Tomatoes 0

Gluten Free Fired Up Green Tomatoes

Those of us who keep gardens likely share an abundance of green tomatoes at the moment. It’s the time of year when the fruits that have not yet matured on the vine have a vastly decreased likelihood of changing. The traditional Southern way of taking care of green tomatoes (among other things) is to batter and fry them! It’s delicious. There’s a movie about it: Fried Green Tomatoes. Lately, I’ve been working to eliminate gluten and refined sugars from my diet to help combat a few nagging issues. I also have a few friends following a gluten free eating plan...