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Cajun Dirty Rice with Eggplant ♥

Today's easy recipe: How to make Cajun dirty rice with much-reduced calories and carbs, thanks to the addition of "dirty" eggplant instead of chicken livers or gizzards. Weight Watchers, you're going to love this one, just one PointsPlus per serving! Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Cal. Low Carb. Gluten Free. Paleo. Vegetarian. Not just vegan, "Vegan Done Real".
Our friends Mark and Lisa give a Mardi Gras party every year. But sad-so-sad, we've yet been able to attend. But happy-so-happy, 2014 is our year! It's quite the bash so I've been experimenting with Cajun-style dishes. One Friday awhile back, I cooked red beans for Red Beans & Rice, a Cajun Pot Roast and Dirty Rice with Eggplant. What a meal!

WHAT IS "DIRTY RICE" Now after dinner, there's a pile of dirty dishes and a kid who plays outside is likely to come in with dirty clothes and we all know scoundrels who play dirty tricks. But "dirty" rice, what in dirt i…

Buffalo Chicken Dip with a Surprise Ingredient: Spaghetti Squash! ♥

Today's easy-easy appetizer recipe: Buffalo Chicken Dip with a surprise ingredient, spaghetti squash! Now before you go thinkin', Spaghetti squash is a weird thing to put in Buffalo Chicken Dip, know that the spaghetti squash bulks up the dip, lowering the calories, but it's so mild and soft, it almost "melts" into the dip. If you don't know it's there? You don't know it's there.
Real Food. Low-Fat. Low-Carb. High-Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly.
So what is it, really, that people love about "buffalo" anything? You know. Buffalo wings. Buffalo chicken. Buffalo deviled eggs. Buffalo hummus. Buffalo mac n cheese. Buffalo pizza. Buffalo quinoa. These, of course, are the hot-sauce hopped-up versions of their plain and often bland selves.

Now I ask about what we love about "buffalo" recipes as representative of a rare breed, someone who's actually cooked a real buffalo – yes, a whole buffalo, all 700-some pounds of dressed…