Mormon Moms for Vegetarian, Vegan and Raw Cooking!

This blog is intended to be a support for anyone who desires to make the vegetarian, vegan {and or} raw food diet change. Whether you want to drastically change to a completely raw diet or just add a few more vegetarian meals to your weekly menu, we are here for you! It doesn't matter who you are or why you want to make the change. We want to share our love, support, tips, testimonies and - recipes - to make your life easier, happier and healthier!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Brussels Sprouts are GOOD! {Vegan}

Up until Thanksgiving day I had never had Brussels Sprouts before. I had heard so many horror stories about them I never wanted to try them. Well, it turns out my mom loves Brussels Sprouts and I had come across a Thanksgiving recipe for them and so I decided to make them as a special treat for my mom. THEY TURNED OUT GREAT! Not necessarily that specific recipe but the sprouts themselves my whole family loved. Freddy, my two year old had been sharing a chocolate milk with his dad and when I gave him one to try he actually turned down more chocolate milk for more "chips" as he called them. My husband (who had never had them either and was scared of them as well) loved them too and requested them on a regular basis. No problem there - they are easy-peasy!

Speaking of Thanksgiving, how was yours? Did you have anything absolutely delicious that you feel like sharing? Please do!

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

1 lb Brussels Sprouts, trimmed and quartered
about 2 Tbs Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper, to taste

1. Preheat oven to 400°
2. Trim sprouts by removing the outer leaves and cutting off the rough end of the bottom (keep some of the core so they stay together when cut). Then quarter the sprouts and put them in a bowl.
3. Toss them with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.
4. Spread them out on a baking sheet and roast for about 30-35 minutes until crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. Make sure to give them a little toss here and there while roasting to brown them on all sides.
5. Enjoy with pretty much anything!


Matt and Maggie said...

Until tonight, I'd never cut an artichoke in my life. My recipe wanted me to buy frozen ones. I typically shop at Walmart and couldn't find them there. Are they hard to find frozen, do you think? I just bought them fresh which is probably way better, but anyway, yeah...
I have never tried Brussels sprouts, but I know I need to. Thanks for the recipe!

Amy said...

I have never had trouble finding frozen artichoke hearts, but I do find that Wal Mart doesn't have the best (or consistent) selection when it comes to things like that. You could also try canned (some are marinated some are not) - I've substituted one for the other many times before.

Sally said...

I think most vegetables taste better roasted in the oven. I've never tried brussel sprouts though.

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