Dairy-free Dijon-Braised Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Braised Brussels SproutsI love Brussels sprouts, but as of late I find myself resenting the urge so many have to always add a ton of salty meats or heavy fats to them. Don’t get me wrong; they are delicious with butter, cream or crisp bacon, but they are worth a try done a lighter way, too.

This recipe was adapted — sans butter and heavy cream — from a post I stumbled upon from Smitten Kitchen. I nixed and added a few ingredients to make it non-dairy and more health-conscious.I usually serve these over some cauliflower rice, which catches the sauce that you top them with. Delish.

A yummy Brussels sprout dish sans bacon or pancetta and more inventive than adding some S+P and oil? Who knew… 🙂

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Oven-Roasted Broccoli Recipe with Garlic, Dijon, Lemon Juice

broccoliLove, love, love fresh broccoli with just about anything and everything. I put it in my eggs, throw it in a salad, or give it some seasoning and munch on it for a healthy snack.

This is one of my favorite ways to season broccoli, and it is a stable side dish with most of my dinners as well as a yummy, low-calorie snack. I also often mix it with some spinach, sliced grape tomatoes, a little lemon juice and some fresh black pepper and serve it in under grilled chicken or steak. Tons of similar recipes call for butter, oil or salty sauces like Worcestershire, but trust me, you don’t need it, the zesty mustard and citrus give this plenty of flavor without all the fat or sodium. Keep it simple. Enjoy!

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Cauliflower ‘Rice’ recipe

IMG_2186When I gave up most grains and gluten years ago, rice was a hard one to let go of, as it was a side dish in a huge majority of the meals I made — plus, my husband loves it.

Cauliflower rice saved the day.

While there’s a substantial difference in taste compared to the real thing — I won’t lie — it’s a great substitute.

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