Cuisine: Veggie

Simple Kale + Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad

Let me start this off by saying I love salads but I don’t particularly like making them. It’s the chopping part I hate– annoying, time consuming and slightly dangerous due to our new knife set. But this salad is worth it. Plus there’s hardly any chopping so I can’t really complain.

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Kale and shaved brussels sprouts are the base of this salad and then you can basically add anything else you want to it. I’ve tried a few different variations and will give them to you here, plus an additional idea for a side dish that you can do with leftover ingredients.

As far as dressing goes, I don’t get fancy with it. I usually just go with olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon but I’ve also used dijon mustard mixed with olive oil, shallots, lemon and black pepper. You can also sub avocado oil in which is great too.

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Simple Kale + Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad
Cuisine Salad, Side Dish, Veggie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cuisine Salad, Side Dish, Veggie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wash fruit and veggies. Cut kale into thin pieces and put in salad bowl
  2. Massage oil into kale
  3. Mix brussels sprouts into bowl with the kale
  4. Add apples or strawberries into bowl
  5. Top with toasted walnuts and your favorite dressing!
Recipe Notes

If you have shaved brussels and kale leftover here's a healthy and easy side dish idea!

Throw the brussels in a heated pan with olive oil and sauté until they start to brown, then add kale. Mix with salt and pepper, add more olive oil if needed. Sauté until desired (I like my brussels pretty browned) and serve on the side of lunch or dinner with some protein and a healthy fat!

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Yummy Side Dish: Roasted Cauliflower + Leeks

Let me start off by saying this recipe is so ridiculously easy and delicious. Even if you don’t love cauliflower you’ll like this because it doesn’t taste like cauli. It’s a must try.

I didn’t have any intention of making this dish today but when I finished my client sessions this morning it was raining (yet again) and I decided to run into Whole Foods to pick up some food for today thru the weekend. Going to the grocery store without a list usually turns into a long-ish trip for me, I tend to roam around the store. So I wandered past the cauliflower and threw it into my cart along with 1 large leek. By the time I got home I was really craving this dish and have already eaten quite a bit of it! It can be eaten alone or used as a side dish with dinner. I’ve also put it into my salads for lunch. 

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Yummy Side Dish: Roasted Cauliflower + Leeks
Cuisine Side Dish, Veggie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cuisine Side Dish, Veggie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Remove leaves and cut cauliflower stem off
  3. Cut into quarters. I then cut again so the florets begin to break apart
  4. Soak in water to clean and drain
  5. Slice leek and clean, then dry on paper towel
  6. Toss cauliflower with olive oil so it's evenly coated
  7. Add in salt, pepper, garlic powder and oregano and mix
  8. Place cauliflower on greased baking sheet (I put foil down with some olive oil greased over so it doesn't stick) and put into oven. Set timer for 20 minutes.
  9. Put leeks in same bowl cauliflower was prepared in and add a touch of olive oil, salt and pepper
  10. Once the timer goes off, move/flip the cauliflower around so it cooks evenly. Add the leeks to the baking sheet and put back in oven for another 20 minutes
  11. Note: This recipe makes the veggies a bit charred and very yummy!
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