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Vegan Dirty Rice with Vegan Ground Sausage and Mushrooms

Vegan Dirty Rice with Vegan Ground Sausage and Mushrooms

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!

Budget Vegan Meals Series

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.