Dinner · Gluten Free · Salad

Shredded Brussels Sprouts

Lately, I have been buying Brussels sprouts and not have time to cook them before they turn woody. Today, I found a remedy! I think the best part of Brussels sprouts are the caramelized edges, why not make them ALL caramelized?!?!

1 lb brussel sprouts, trimmed
2 T olive oil
Pinch of kosher salt
3 cloves garlic, minced

Shred sprouts in a food processor with slicer attachment.
Toss in a bowl with olive oil, salt and garlic.
Spread in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake in a 425 degree oven for 10-15 minutes until golden
Enjoy

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I served a cup with roasted chicken for dinner.

I made 2 lbs of sprouts because I needed to use them up, I plan to make a salad with it tomorrow
1 cup chilled roasted sprouts
1 cup spinach
1/2 cup diced roasted beets
1/2 cup chopped snap peas
1/4 cup shredded carrots
1 oz goat cheese
1 T pistachios
No salad dressing needed, trust me!

Dinner · Gluten Free · Salad

The Art of Salad

Salads are the best way to increase your veggie consumption. However, a lot of people get stuck with ideas and usually make the same iceberg lettuce, carrot, tomato and ranch dressing salad. You would be surprised what goes goes together when you get creative.
This is my basic formula for salad:
2 cups of dark leafy greens
1 cup of different veggies, usually two or three varieties
1/4 cup fruit
1 t nuts
1 T cheese
1-2 T salad dressing

After our party Friday, we had lots of leftover veggies and spinach. I threw together a delightful salad for dinner last night.
Spinach,Broccoli, Cauliflower, cucumber, carrots, pomegranate seeds, and feta. I used an orange Rosemary vinaigrette and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.

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Orange Rosemary Vinaigrette
1/4 cup Trader Joe’s orange and moscato vinegar
1T fresh rosemary leaves
1 clove garlic
Punch of salt
1 cup olive oil
Add vinegar, Rosemary, garlic, and salt into a food processor or blender until smooth.
Slowly drizzle oil into cup while running to create an emulsion.
Serve.