étouffée, gumbo, and "shrimp" and grits in the past. The Urban Vegan's recipe for jambalaya was a dish after my own heart, with just the right balance of spiciness, tempeh bacon, and vegan chorizo.
Kale with Raisins and Chana Dal (Yellow Split Peas). Bursting with flavor despite a deceptively short ingredient list, this is a tasty side dish or could make a light meal served over rice, quinoa, or any grain of your choice.
Kheer (Indian Rice Pudding). Rice pudding is such an easy and comforting dessert. Cardamom makes this delicious and fragrant, and the slivered almonds, pistachios, and raisins add additional flavor as well as texture. This was a simple yet very elegant dish.
There will still be some more testing to come, so stay tuned!