Many of us have unpleasant childhood memories of being forced to eat Brussels sprouts. Such a mindset is unfortunate because, cooked properly, this cruciferous vegetable is both tasty and nutritious. Many chefs are beginning to appreciate the flavor of the oft-maligned Brussels sprout, so the tide is slowly turning in its favor. Our delicious vegan, gluten-free recipe utilizes dried cranberries, orange zest and toasted hazelnuts to create a taste sensation. You’ll be proud to showcase this offering on your Thanksgiving table. It’s crunchy yet tender, with a hint of sweetness, and packed full of vitamins. The hazelnuts add a bit of protein to our elegant side dish. Yum!
You’ve most likely had hummus, but have you tried its sweeter, lighter cousin, baba ghanoush? Baba ghanoush is a lot like hummus, since it has a tahini base. However, instead of adding garbanzo beans, this recipe utilizes roasted eggplant. The result is equally delicious. Our light but zesty meal is easy to make, and perfect for warm summer nights. You can serve it with gluten-free pita bread or with gluten-free toast points sprinkled with thyme, olive oil or vegan butter, and a bit of granulated garlic. We feel confident that you’ll love this dish either way.
What could be better than Sopa Seca de Fideo? Why, easy, delicious, gluten-free and vegan Sopa Seca de Fideo, of course! In case you’re wondering just what the heck this dish is, it’s called many things in English, including “Mexican Spaghetti”, “Mexican Angel Hair”, “Mexican Pasta” and, quaintly, “Mexican Dry Noodle Soup”. These are all actually misnomers, if you want to get technical, because Sopa Seca de Fideo, if made authentically, is made with fideo noodles. Basically it’s thin vermicelli-type noodles cooked in a savory broth, and served as a side dish, although you can also use it as a main dish topped with tofu or vegan chicken (traditional Sopa Seca is made with chicken).