6 Super Mardi Gras Recipes

Mardi Gras is next week on February 4th. Here are of 6 super Mardi Gras recipes starting with my Healthy Hurricane recipe. Enjoy for Fat Tuesday or for any other spring get-together.

The Original Hurricane from The Kitchn

Mardi Gras Munchies via Full Circle Foodie

French Quarter Beignets via Pau

Muffulettas via My Recipes

Mardi Gras King Cake via Taste of Home


Celebrate Mardi Gras: Healthy Hurricane

Mardi Gras 2011 is this Tuesday, March 8.  Mardi Gras, “Fat Tuesday”, is the last day of the Carnival season as it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. The Hurricane is a fruit-colored relative of the “daiquiri”, and it’s credited to New Orleans tavern owner Pat O’Brien. In the 1940s, he created the fruity concoction and served it in hurricane-lamp-shaped glasses to give away to sailors. The drink caught on, and it has been a mainstay in the French Quarter in New Orleans ever since. My version of the Healthy Hurricane is filled with fresh fruit juices, making it perfect for kids to enjoy. If you want an alcoholic version, see the note about how much rum to add.