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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Reduction

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Vegan Paleo Gluten Free

Roasting lends such a delectable sweetness to vegetables, and works especially well with Brussels sprouts. The outer leaves get browned and crispy. Plain, they are almost like healthy candy, but drizzled with the balsamic reduction, they are divine!

  • 2 cups Brussels sprouts, rinsed and ends removed
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut Brussels sprouts in half lengthwise. Massage oil into the nooks and crannies of the sprout. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for 30 to 35 minutes turning once or twice during the roasting time. While sprouts are roasting, prepare balsamic reduction (recipe below). Remove sprouts from oven and drizzle with balsamic reduction.

Balsamic Reduction

  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup (optional)
  • ½ tsp sea salt

Turn on the oven vent or open a window. Place vinegar and optional maple syrup in heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer, and cook until reduced by half (about 15 minutes). Stir in salt and allow to cool.

 

Kale Rejuvenation Slaw

This is Chef Charlotte’s award winning salad, that everyone who’s ever tried it loves! You will enjoy an amazing energy boost, glowing skin, and satisfaction.

Ingredients

1 large bunch kale
Juice of one lemon
¼ cup fresh parsley
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
½ cauliflower head, broken up into very small florets;
1 red beet, shredded
1 yellow beet, shredded
1 carrot, shredded
1 apple, shredded
½ small red onion, finely chopped
1 avocado, diced
¼ cup raisins
¼ cup sunflower seeds

Instructions

Remove stems from the kale. Cut kale leaves into bite-sized pieces. Blend the lemon juice, parsley, oil, and sea salt together until smooth. Pour over the kale and massage it into the leaves until the kale is bright green and tender. Add cauliflower, beets, carrot, apple, and onion to kale and toss. Fold in avocado, and gently toss. Sprinkle with seeds and raisins.

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