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Brussels Sprouts Two Ways

Since the weather has been colder out, I’ve been craving warm vegetables. I’m still eating a high raw diet, but I have been slightly warming some of my veggies. When I say warm, I mean, I place them in the dehydrator for a bit, or I lightly steam them. I do this by heating up water in a pan just before it boils. Turn of the heat and let it sit. Then I add the veggies I want to warm and place a lid on it and let it “steam” for a few minutes (only about 1 to 3 minutes). Then I remove them and serve. They are still considered raw, since the temperature of the food does not rise above 116 F degrees, and it’s nutritious, but slightly warm to give me that feeling I crave.

I love Brussels sprouts, but since I went raw I haven’t had them. I didn’t particularly care for them raw, but I discovered that lightly warming them up with steam makes them perfect! So, I came up with two delicious, simple, fast, and warming Brussel Sprouts dishes I think you’ll love. Enjoy!

Brussels Sprouts with Pine Nuts
1 lb Brussels Sprouts (stems removed, and sliced thin)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup pine nuts

Lightly steam the Brussels Sprouts as described in the first paragraph of this post. Remove and drain. Place in a bowl and add sea salt and pine nuts. Toss well and serve.

This next dish was actually inspired by a recipe I found in Vegetarian Times’ Healing Foods Cookbook. I slightly changed things up. Hope you like it.

Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Walnuts
1 lb Brussels Sprouts (stems removed, and sliced thin)
1/2 cup walnuts coarsly chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries chopped
1/2 – 1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
2 T (more or less) cold pressed Hemp Oil
1/2 T cold pressed Olive Oil
2-3 drizzles of raw agave nectar (or to taste)

Lightly steam the Brussels Sprouts and place in a bowl. Add remaining ingredients and toss well. This dish is a very hearty meal. Try exchanging the walnuts for chopped pecans, or dried apple pieces and raisins in place of the dried cranberries. I think you will agree that this dish is super yummy, and makes you feel cozy too! Perfect for Winter! =)




5 Responses

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  2. i made the brussels with cranberries and walnuts last night – YUMMERS! thanks for posting. i hope you don’t mind i posted the recipe on my blog, with a link to you of course. =)

    happy new year!


  3. This is really a greatwebsite. I have a few myself. I really admire your design. I know this is off topic but,did you make this layout yourself,or buy from somewhere?

    • Thank you for the compliment. I actually used a basic template through wordpress.com and then changed the background image to my own that I created with various photos. I believe the template is called digg – I’ll have to check again. I also modified the colors slightly. Thanks again. Please come back and visit soon! =)

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