cranberry blessing

Roasted Brussel Sprout-Cranberry-Pecan Salad

Roasted Amazing!

This could not have been more simple!  Three ingredients–Brussel Sprout, sweet and tart cranberry and the crunchy pecan.

I placed cranberries, Brussel sprouts and pecans on a roasting sheet.

Roast at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.  Let it cool.  Toss in fig vinaigrette.  

It was incredible warm . . . an cold.  

For another great BS roasted recipe, go here.

Roasted Brussel Sprout Cranberry Pecan Salad

brussel sprout cranberry pecan salad

 

 

 

 

Share and Enjoy

  • RSS
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn
chipolte dip close up

I’m a Spicy Vegan!

Spicy Goodness!

I have tons and tons of spices.  I recently had the opportunity to go to Whole Foods.  When we lived in Ann Arbor–I had two!  two! that I passed by each day.  Now–going to Whole Foods is very much a plan ahead–not only is it far away but I take the opportunity to stock up on my favorites like this soup base.  Sorry for the rant . . . I still miss home!

CRAVINGSchipolte dip close up

As a vegan I still have cravings.  Crunchy, salty and creamy are my dietary Achilles heel!  Yes, I believe that my mother must have dipped me in a vat of chip dip when I was a small child.  I love chips and dip.  Chips and guacamole.  

I developed this recipe to cure my cravings AND keep me true to the desire to eat without harm.  This recipe does both!

Sweet Potato Chips

I found these yummy sweet potato chips at Target.  I know, I know.  I never, ever thought that Target would be my go to place for food.  (As I write this I’m actually back home in Ann Arbor!  soaking up all the culinary delights!  These chips aren’t exactly health food but they do have a lot of vitamin A!  

 dip on tray

[yumprint-recipe id='13'] Are you going to make this?  If you do–send me a photo and I’ll add it onto my Pinterest page or send me a link!  I want Renee’s Kitchen to be an incredible resource for plant-based meals!

L.O.V.E.,

Renee

 

 

Share and Enjoy

  • RSS
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn
IMG_3593

Vegan Crockpot Sweet Potatoes

I love sweet potatoes!  
IMG_3594

I love the color–I painted my previous kitchen the color of sweet potatoes–a rich, warm, earthy tone.  I love how the plant grows into a flowing vine.  I’ve written about growing sweet potatoes.  I love the texture and versitility, here is my awesome sweet potato muffin recipe!  (you can usually substitute sweet potato in a recipe that calls for pumpkin–a healthy switch.)

 

Crock Pot, Bake, Roast 

This particular recipe I used the crockpot primarily because it didn’t matter how much the sweet potatoes cooked and I needed the oven for other baking.  If they were undercooked I could add more time and if they were a little mushy than I had less to do when I mashed them.  How I cook the sweet potatoes depends on how I want to serve them:

Roasted:  for my incredible roasted sweet potato summer salad!  I took pictures and put it on Instagram and it is on my FB Renee’s Kitchen Page.  (I post my life in food . . . )

Baked:  I bake my sweet potatoes wit the skin on then I usually stuff them.  This is a fun recipe/video that shows how I did it.

Boiled:  my least favorite way to cook but it is quick.  In my opinion when I boil sweet potatoes the depth of the flavor is lost. 

 Nutrition InfoIMG_3595

I searched the web and found this great website for nutritional values.  Here is the sweet potato nutritional information.  What I really like about this site is the visuals–I can see at a glance a wide variety of values.

 

 

[yumprint-recipe id='11'] 

 

We eat sweet potatoes just as a side dish.  But you could:IMG_3593

  • add a little broth to make a sauce
  • add beans and make potato pancakes
  • use for ravioli filling
  • layer with regular mashed potatoes–it looks really pretty in a glass pan
  • thicken red sauce or chili
  • use as a dip with pita chips

11 more ideas!

Check out this post on 11 ways to prepare sweet potatoes!  

An old wives tale is that sweet potatoes increase fertility . . .

you do with that info what you want!  (and that is eating the sweet potatoes not wearing them or rubbing mashes sweet potatoes on your body . . . although they are so high in Vitamin A–it might make your skin look great.)

Be Blessed.IMG_3596

L.O.V.E.,

Renee

Share and Enjoy

  • RSS
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn