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SmartyPlants - Plant Based Weekly Meal Plan - Released on 3-18-22


By SmartyPlants | March 18, 2022

With Mardi Gras in our rearview mirror by only a few weeks, we thought we’d take a little culinary trip down to The Big Easy and fire-up your tastebuds with some tasty dishes from N’awlins!

Along with our featured recipes, we’ve added some super tasty components that you can play around with and create your own dishes with, as well.

Some of our new recipes have multiple components to them, which add layers of delicious flavors and textures to our meals. So, that means a little extra time is needed. Make sure to download the meal prep document at the end of this email and prep some things to make it easier on meal night. It’s so worth the extra effort!

This week, we present you with our πŸ”₯Ragin’ CajunπŸ”₯ meal plan!

Cajun Chicken-Style Po' Boys, Dirty Rice, Maque Choux (Stewed Corn) with Andouille-Style Sausage Crumbles, and Crispy Baked Cajun Fries with Spicy Aioli!

With those, also come some delicious components as well: Cajun-Style Breaded Soy Curls, Remoulade, Spicy Aioli, Cajun Seasoning, and Andouille Sausage-Style Crumbles.



Cajun Chicken-Style Po' Boys
New Orleans is the home of the poor boy, or “Po’Boy” Sandwich. There are many different versions of this beloved sandwich—shrimp, oyster, crab, but we decided to bread some soy curls, bake them to crispy deliciousness, and make a Ragin' Cajun Po’ Boy! What a crunch! We add our special Cajun Seasoning to our breading for an extra Cajun kick. Our delicious creamy Remoulade Sauce is the perfect compliment, and we make our Po’ Boy the NOLA way by simply adding Romaine lettuce and a tomato slice. Yum!

Plant Based Vegan Cajun Chicken-Style Po' Boys
Dirty Rice
Dirty rice is a traditional Louisiana dish made from rice which gets a "dirty" color from being cooked with meat, veggies and spices. We replace the meat with our delicious Andouille Sausage-Style Crumbles and Chicken-Style Soy Curls. This hearty dish can be served as a side, but is satisfying as a main dish as well. It takes a little time to make, but the results are well worth it!

Plant Based Vegan Dirty Rice


Maque Choux (Stewed Corn) with Andouille-Style Sausage Crumbles
Maque Choux, pronounced MOCK-SHOO, is a traditional Louisiana dish. It contains corn, bell peppers, onions, and typically bacon for flavor. We skip the bacon and add our smoky Andouille Sausage-Style Crumbles instead, which gives it great flavor, texture, and also turns this typical side dish into a meal!

Plant Based Vegan Maque Choux (Stewed Corn) with Andouille-Style Sausage Crumbles

Crispy Baked Cajun Fries with Spicy Aioli
Most of us love fries! And, there is no need for oil. We cut our fries thinly, coat them in our smoky and spicy Cajun Seasoning, and bake them until they are nice and crispy. Our Spicy Aioli is the perfect dunking sauce that everyone will love.

Plant Based Vegan Crispy Baked Cajun Fries with Spicy Aioli


Cajun-Style Breaded Soy Curls
Crispy, crunchy, satisfying and delicious. If you’re cravin’ Cajun, you’ve gotta make these Soy Curls! We add our new Cajun Seasoning to our basic Breaded Soy Curls recipe, which turns them into something any Ragin’ Cajun would love!

Plant Based Vegan Cajun-Style Breaded Soy Curls

Louisiana-style Remoulade is a mayonnaise based sauce that typically contains bits of herbs, capers, and pickles. We skip the mayo and add cashews for creaminess. This sauce is the star of our delicious Cajun Chicken-Style Po’ Boy Sandwiches, but it’s crazy good on anything!

Plant Based Vegan Remoulade


Spicy Aioli
Aioli is a sauce made of mashed garlic, salt and olive oil, whipped into a very thick and creamy spread. It’s very close to mayo, but has its own distinct, delicious flavor. For our Spicy Aioli, we leave out the oil and add cashews to give it a delicious creaminess. We also add our Cajun Seasoning, giving it spicy NOLA flavors that we love.

Plant Based Vegan Spicy Aioli

Cajun Seasoning
There is absolutely no need to spend $5-$6 dollars at your grocery store for a Cajun spice blend, when it’s so easy to make yourself in minutes. And, you probably have everything you need in your spice cabinet already! We add smoked paprika for smokiness, and cayenne pepper for a little kick! Store bought Cajun spice blends are typically very salty, so by adding more of the Cajun flavors, you also add way too much salt. We cut down on the salt, so the Cajun flavors can really stand out. It's time to get your Ragin' Cajun on!

Plant Based Vegan Cajun Seasoning


Andouille Sausage-Style Crumbles
Andouille Sausage, pronounced ANN-DOO-EE, is a type of smoked sausage that originated in France. In the US, this smoky and spicy sausage is most commonly associated with Louisiana Cajun cuisine, where it flavors traditional dishes such as Jambalaya, Gumbo and Dirty Rice. Our plant-powered version has all of the flavors we love, along with a dose of high-quality protein!

Plant Based Vegan Andouille Sausage-Style Crumbles


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