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There is a difference between Cajun and Creole food. Creole cuisine grew out of the the settling of New Orleans and Louisiana by Europeans from Spain and France. The cuisine is influenced by African, Caribbean, Italy and other immigrants. Cajun recipes come through the settling of Acadians in rural southern Louisiana. The easy way to think of the difference is that Creole recipes are city food and Cajun dishes are country meals. Even though the origins are different there are similarities in spices and ingredients.
Practically speaking, the two cuisines are similar enough that people think of them as the same and they do share common ingredients and flavors – rice, beans, crawfish, oysters, crab, shrimp, yams, chicken, okra and the like. Creole / Cajun Spices
This is a super simple recipe and can be made with about 20 minutes prep time. Slow braising brings a lot of flavor and tenderness to the chicken with minimal work. The flavor is a mellow Cajun taste and if you want it spicier, add more Cajun spice or a bit of red pepper flakes.
Q: Will eating spicy foods help you lose weight?
A: There has been research that indicates eating meals spiced with chilies increases fat burning as well as the amount of energy used by the body. Researchers have felt that this might be an approach to fighting obesity, and in an interesting study reported in this month's American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2006;84:63-69), a group of 36 volunteers agreed to eat chilies for the advancement of science. Spicy Foods and Weight Loss
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