No, this dirty rice isn't that dirty. No animal livers will be found here. Don't worry. That omission doesn't impact the amazing flavors of this side dish--that's perfect for a Mardi Gras celebration. I just substituted mushrooms for the chicken livers and made a TVP sausage to replace the pork sausage. Thanks, Emeril for the inspiration!
Somehow eating a plant-based diet has developed a reputation for being expensive. I think it's just one of those assumptions that goes along with the word "vegan." Last time I checked, vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes and seeds weren't terribly expensive. Some are more expensive than others. And of course the prepackaged vegan food is expensive, but a whole foods plant-based diet is not expensive. We'll share 7 budget friendly vegan meals during this series. Each meal is less than $5 per serving.