1. Vegetarian Louisiana-Style Red Beans and Rice Recipe

    This recipe highlights the GaaS Cloud grocery items.

    All the ingredients in this recipe are available at GaaS Cloud!

    Preparation Total time: 4 hours, 30 minutes Prep time: 2 hours Cook time: 2 hours, 30 minutes Serving Size: 8


    • 1 (1-pound) package Red Kidney Beans
    • 1 (32-ounce) container no-sodium vegetable broth
    • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
    • 4 celery stalks, chopped
    • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 3 bay leaves
    • 2 teaspoons thyme
    • 1 teaspoon oregano
    • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/2 tablespoon hot sauce
    • 2 teaspoons Liquid smoke seasoning
  2. National Praline Day

    June 24th is National Praline Day.

    The original praline was a sweet confection made of almonds and caramelized. French settlers brought this recipe to Louisiana.

    In the 19th century, New Orleans chefs substituted pecans for almonds, added cream to thicken the confection, and thus created what became known throughout the American South as the praline. In New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast, where there are many communities settled by the French, the pronunciation is prah-leen, with the long aaah sound. Other regions of the country, including parts of Texas, Georgia, and New England have anglicized the term and pronounce it pray-leen. There are different stories surrounding the creation differ; However, it is widely agreed that pralines are named after French diplomat from the early 17th century whose name and title was César, duc de Choiseul, comte du Plessis-Praslin.

    In Europe, the praline has evolved to an entirely different candy

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