Blogtober Day 13; Favorite Fall Recipe

October 13, 2014

Day 13: Favorite Fall Recipe

Today's prompt is perfect for me because (1) I made a delicious soup last night and (2) I love everything fall! I didn't grow up where fall exists, and I have to be honest, living in a city with full-fledged fall is incredible. Watching TV with a fire on, feeling the crisp cool air on my morning walk with Henry and crunching leaves beneath my boots is just the best. And, don't even get me started on the purple, orange, yellow and red leaves that grace all of our streets. Man, I could go on and on about fall, but after much ado, the recipe for Gumbo. I got this recipe from my new favorite book, Paleo Comfort Foods and we modified it a bit to our liking. Enjoy!

  • 1 1/2 onions, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 green peppers, chopped (I used dried again!) 
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 quart can tomatoes (I used on of those big cans of diced tomatoes, and one small one because it looked like it needed more juice) 
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pound shrimp (I used frozen from the grocery store) 
  • 1 pound andouille sausage, sliced
  • Cajun seasoning
  • 2 bay leaves
How to make: 
  1. Get a crockpot, turn it on high. 
  2. Throw in the onions, celery, peppers, garlic, tomatoes, chicken broth, bay leaves shrimp and sausage. 
  3. Season with cajun seasoning. This was our addition. Season to your liking. (We use about 2 tablespoons. Let it cook for a couple hours and then tasted and added some more)
  4. Put the lid on and let it sit. We cooked it for 3 hours on low, and then turned in up to high for the last hour. 
 I wish there were more pictures than this, but literally put it all in at once. 
 yum, yum, yum

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