Vegan Gumbo. Yes, I know that it is summer, but I am working very hard on creating vegan comfort food recipes so that we can eat vegan without feeling deprived of our favorite foods. Traditional gumbo has meat and fish, so after experimenting with several versions, I have come up with this vegan gumbo. The recipe includes jackfruit, which gives it that rich meaty texture.
I had never even heard of jackfruit until a few weeks ago–it has a weird name, and seemed like a food that could only be used as a fruit. I was so pleasantly surprised to find out that jackfruit can be used in a main dish, and is actually delicious. Fun Fact: it is a species of the mulberry and fig trees and is rich in protein, potassium, calcium, and iron How yum is that? You can adjust the red pepper and habanero sauce if you like to live on the wild hot side. This dish is vegan, gluten free and dairy free.