50 Shades of Jazz ~ Jazz Bytes ~ Creole-Style Vegan Jambalaya with Nina Simone- “How it Feels to be Free”… as the Main Course.

reblogged 🙂

Fifty Shades of Jazz

Nothing says freedom like a nice hearty plate of soul fueled Jambalaya.  Bon Appétit!

Servings:  12 hungry folks.

In the Mix:

1/2 cup olive oil
2 cups yellow onions minced
1 cup red onion, minced
1 cup bell pepper, minced

ÂĽ cup Serrano peppers if you dare
1 cup celery, minced
2 cups eggplants, minced
1 cup yellow squash, diced
1 cup zucchini, diced
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
2 tablespoons shallots, rough chopped
3 cups tomatoes, chopped (I  lg. can  Hunt’s brand)
salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2-1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste
2 teaspoons creole seasoning, to taste

1-2 Tbs. Nutritional Yeast (I like Bragg’s Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning)

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (I use fresh)
3 bay leaves
2 cups long grain rice (I prefer Brown Basmati rice cups raw * I soak rice for one hour)
1 cup tomato paste
5 cups vegetable stock

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